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
Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Rash of Wheel, Tire and Catalytic Converter Thefts on North Side Prompts Police Alert

Police recommend parking in well-lit areas and installing a car alarm set to go off at the slightest amount of motion.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Vic Mensa’s ‘Anti-Bait Truck’ Will Hand Out Thousands Of Gym Shoes To Kids At Site Of Controversial Police Sting

The project comes after police used a "bait truck" full of shoes to arrest people in Englewood.