West Loop residents are transforming a vacant lot at 37 S. Sangamon into a temporary community garden. [Moshe Tamssot]

How West Loop Residents Are Bringing Life to Vacant Lots With Kiddie Pools And Rainwater

A transportable community garden is sprouting across from Mary Bartelme Park with the help from harvested rainwater.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop 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.

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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.