Dr. Janice Jackson, chief executive officer for Chicago Public Schools, wasn't the only person smiling when Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy was award a National Blue Ribbon Award. Lee Edwards/Block Club Chicago

The Pride Of Roseland: Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Wins National Blue Ribbon Award

The high school is one of two Chicago Public Schools to be recognized for excellence on a national level.

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

DePaul Students Want Professor To Apologize For Column, Tweets They Call Racist, Xenophobic — But He Says He Stands By Writing

A student group is calling on university officials to censure Professor Jason Hill and the group wants Hill to apologize for social media posts and a recent column.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Shut Down Rainbow Beach Park On Easter, Citing ‘Credible Intel’ — But Resident Wants Answers

On a beautiful Easter Sunday, drivers and pedestrians attempting to enter the South Side beach were turned away by police.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

$95 Million, 19-Story Office Tower At Fulton Market Gateway Gets Key Approval

Neighbors have been worried about the traffic Thor Equities' tower at 800 W. Fulton Market will bring to the increasingly crowded neighborhood.