A police officer tells dog owners in Maplewood Park's field to keep their dogs on leashes. Alisa Hauser/ Block Club Chicago

Annoyed Neighbors Shut Down New (Illegal) Hot Spot For Off-Leash Dogs In Maplewood Park

"Today, my 2-year-old son was jumped on by a dog as big as he is, and the owner was apathetic at best," a concerned father who lives near the park said.

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

Oh Deer! Blue Line Service Suspended For Hours As City Removes Injured Animal From Tracks

The shutdown lasted three hours, prompting commuters to find other ways to hoof it home.

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Shots Fired On Logan Square’s Busy Milwaukee Avenue Bar Strip Late Saturday, But No One Injured

"I'm upset, I'm really upset. I don't allow this type of stuff in my establishment," owner of Granero, a bar on the block, said of the shooting.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Haji Healing Salon Aims To Be ‘Oasis And Sanctuary’ On Bustling 79th Street In Chatham

Aya-Nikole Cook, the salon's owner, hopes her healing and wellness business fills a void on the South Side.