Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

After Owner Of Heirloom Books Dies, Friends Rally To Save Edgewater Store: ‘It’s More Than A Book Shop’

Chelsea Carr Rectanus opened Heirloom Books in 2017. She died this month after battling a longterm illness, according to her family.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

After Mayor Rejects Defunding Police, Youth Activists Bring Demands To Her Neighborhood

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday again made it clear she does not intend to defund the Chicago Police Department, but youth activists aren't giving up the fight.

Albany Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Neighbors Help Albany Park Doggy Day Care Recover After Monday Storm

A neighbor and customer launched a GoFundMe after downed power lines started a fire at the building.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Developers Break Ground On 7-Story Apartment Building Across From Sheridan Red Line Stop

The 120-unit building will rise on the former site of an Ace Hardware store. It will include a new Ace, a coffee shop and several other stores.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

West Siders Will Bike Through Lawndale Saturday To Promote Peace At Street Love Ride

The ride will begin with a community resource expo and cookout starting at 5 p.m. at St. Agatha Catholic Church.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Lightfoot Reveals Police Reform Plan Created With Mayors From Across The Country — And Defunding Is Off The Table, She Says

The plan suggests cities put more money into social services and empower police chiefs to hold officers accountable, among other things.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Investigating String Of Carjackings In Wicker Park And Bucktown

It's not yet clear if Thursday's carjackings in Bucktown are related to two other carjackings from earlier in the week, police said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Wicker Park Airbnb Rental Investigated After Weekend Shooting

The Aloha Mothership was advertised as a cool spot for bachelorette parties in Wicker Park, but a man was shot there over the weekend.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

St. Ignatius Students, Alumni Speak Out About Racism On Campus Again — But Will Anyone Listen This Time?

Current and former students say they experienced racism and other forms of bigotry at the elite private high school — and administrators failed to address the problems.