The Block Club Chicago team. (Standing left to right: Stephanie Lulay, Shamus Toomey, Jen Sabella. Seated: Mina Bloom, Alisa Hauser, Lee Edwards, Kelly Bauer, Mauricio Pena)

Welcome To Block Club Chicago — Your Neighborhood News Is Back

Introducing our new, nonprofit, ad-free news site covering Chicago's neighborhoods. Join the Club!

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

Wait, Are Two-Flats Only A Chicago Thing? Why These Uniquely Chicago Homes Have Thrived For A Century

Despite their history as affordable options for working families, two-flats are "in distress" as people convert them into single-family homes.

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

The Silver Room Extending Its Stay In Wicker Park — As Long As The Community Supports It

Eric Williams will maintain The Silver Room's Wicker Park location -- so long as business flows.