Michael Reed, Jr. was one of dozens of volunteers working to rehab a neighborhood playground in Pullman.Lee Edwards/Block Club Chicago

Pullman Playground Reborn After Gang Feud Ends And Neighbors Come Together

The park on Corliss Avenue was decaying until the neighborhood and several organizations stepped up.

Roseland, Pullman Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

City Council Approves 2019 Budget, But Aldermen Acknowledge Storm Clouds Brewing On Horizon

With no new taxes or fees, Ald. Scott Waguespack cast the lone vote against the budget. Ald. Derrick Curtis was absent.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

Man Tries To Lure 10-Year-Old Girl Into His Car In North Lawndale

The 10-year-old was crossing the street when a man in a blue four-door car told her to “Get in the car, so I can take you somewhere,” police said.