A crowd gathers at St. Barbara Church to hear a plan to merge schools and churches in the Bridgeport area.Joe Ward/Block Club Chicago

Catholic Churches And Schools In Bridgeport Area Are Merging, Archdiocese Announces

Six Bridgeport-area Catholic schools will become three. Four churches will be merged to two parishes and the fates of four area churches remains up in the air.

Bridgeport, Chinatown Primary category in which blog post is published

5 Things To Know About Austan Goolsbee, The High-Powered New Addition To Chicago’s School Board

The economics professor at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business will round out the mayor-appointed board.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Tatas Tacos In Portage Park Celebrates Holiday Season With 12 Days Of Tacos

The restaurant is also collecting donations for a special holiday meal at the Irving Park Food Pantry Dec. 19.