Firefighters battled a fire at a courtyard building in the 7900 block of South Phillips Avenue.Twitter

‘It Was Close, Really Close’: Survivors Of Fire That Displaced 100 Residents Tell Harrowing Escape Stories

“I started telling them to start tying sheets together," one resident said of his kids. "I’m going to have to lower them out the window to get them safe."

South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published
Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Denying Rumors, Rahm Says He Won’t Appoint Interim 20th Ward Alderman To Replace Disgraced Cochran Before Election

Rumors that the mayor might make a last-minute appointment to fill Ald. Willie Cochran's vacant seat prompted one concerned citizen to start a petition.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Would Lincoln Yards, The 78 Subsidies ‘Deepen Inequity’ In Chicago? Coalition Calls For Study Before Vote

The area between Bucktown and Lincoln Park slated to become Lincoln Yards is “hardly blighted and not in need of a city subsidy," one pastor said.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Union Wants Feds To Investigate Kim Foxx Over Smollett Investigation

"I don't think justice was done here today," union President Kevin Graham said.