Bearhug the dog out with his owners at a new Edgewater dog park in 2017. Linze Rice

From ‘Dog Park Desert’ To Pup Playground: South Side Could Get 5 Dog Parks

Thanks to some passionate neighbors, the South Side’s status as an official dog-park-free zone will come to an end soon.

Bridgeport, Chinatown Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report, Will Have To Surrender To Cops

Once considered a victim in a racist attack in Streeterville, the "Empire" star is now facing a felony charge.

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

Steve Madden Closing Its Wicker Park Store (Which Means Boots Are $20)

The shoe shop has called the 1553 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront home for roughly a decade.