Logan Square residents calling for more affordable housing in the gentrifying neighborhood at a rally in 2017. Mina Bloom

Should State Rent Control Ban Be Lifted? North Side Voters Get A Chance To Weigh In

If Illinois overturns its rent control law, one alderman vowed to “introduce an ordinance to stabilize rents for working people.”

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

This Very Tiny Guide To Chicago’s Music Scene Celebrates City’s Indie Record Stores And Venues

The hand-drawn mini guide highlights spots like The Hideout, Laurie’s Planet of Sound and The Empty Bottle.

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.