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

Craft Beer Festival Returns to Ravenswood This Weekend

Beers from Band of Bohemia, Begyle Brewing Co., Dovetail Brewery, Empirical Brewery and Half Acre Beer Company will be on tap.

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

Wicker Park Soup Kitchen Would Become Apartments Under New Plan

Demand for the soup kitchen and social services has declined in the changing neighborhood, the center's executive director said.