In Jefferson Park last year, neighbors came out to protest (and support) an affordable housing plan backed by Ald. John Arena. Alex Nitkin / DNAinfo

Chicago Is Still So Segregated Because Aldermen Are Too Powerful, Study Says

Nearly 100 percent of multi-family affordable housing is built outside majority-white wards, and aldermen often block plans to expand it, the study shows.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Don’t Go To Big Barbecues, Fireworks Shows This 4th Of July, Top Doc Says

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes it risky to have parties or gatherings with crowds — especially as other places are seeing big increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

‘The Lemonade Land’ Would Turn A Vacant South Shore Lot Into A Microbusiness Market

A group of South Shore residents will hold a July 4 fundraiser at the vacant lot at 6700 S. Dorchester Ave. to kick off their plans for a market on the site.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Rogers Park Sees Spike In Shootings — And Officials Fear More Police Won’t Help: We Have To ‘Come Together To do Something Different’

One person has been killed and five others wounded in Rogers Park shootings since Sunday. Ald. Maria Hadden wants to fund violence intervention programs to help stop the shootings.