Examples of urban blight are common on 71st Street but South Shore business leaders are hoping to change that. [Lee Edwards / Block Club Chicago]

South Shore Landlords Leaving Storefronts Empty On Purpose, Chamber Boss Says

Vacant storefronts now fill the once-thriving South Shore business district. Can business "pioneers" help the neighborhood rebuild?

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published
Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

Senior Veteran Housing Complex Likely Coming To The West Side After Key Vote

The development will bring 75 units of affordable housing for veterans to an area easily accessible to the city's VA hospitals.

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

Faster Trains Are The Only Hope For Blue Line Riders Packed Into Crowded Trains, CTA Says. Until Then — Try The Bus

Substations will eventually allow the CTA to power faster trains on the Blue Line in the next two to two-and-a-half years, a spokesperson said.

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‘She’s A Bother To No One’: Bucktown Neighbors Angry At CTA For Removing A Bus Bench Where Homeless Woman Sleeps

The bus bench, which Maria uses as a bed, was removed over the weekend to the dismay of Bucktown neighbors. One of those neighbors replaced the bench with an old wooden one for now.