A CPS high school planned for the Near West Side, an area that includes the West Loop, is up in the air. Stephanie Lulay/ Block Club Chicago

Near West Side Would Get A New $70 Million High School Under Proposed CPS Budget

West Loop neighbors advocating for the school have set their sights on the soon-to-be-vacated Chicago Police Academy building.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

‘It’s Our Duty To Protect Our Families:’ New PSA Urges Latinos To Wear Masks, Help Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Pilsen-based photographer and videographer Mateo Zapata said community members in Latino neighborhoods must continue to protect themselves from coronavirus, especially as cases spike throughout the country.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Little Jim’s, The First And Oldest Gay Bar In Boystown, Closing For Good

Often described as the gay "Cheers," Little Jim’s opened in 1975 and was the first gay bar in Boystown and the second-oldest gay bar in Chicago.