Crowded 43rd Ward Race A Vital One As Lincoln Yards Looms Over Neighborhood

In the crowded 43rd ward race, Ald. Michele Smith looks to keep her job amid the massive Lincoln Yards development — and an exiting mayor.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published
Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Wait, Are Two-Flats Only A Chicago Thing? Why These Uniquely Chicago Homes Have Thrived For A Century

Despite their history as affordable options for working families, two-flats are "in distress" as people convert them into single-family homes.

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

The Silver Room Extending Its Stay In Wicker Park — As Long As The Community Supports It

Eric Williams will maintain The Silver Room's Wicker Park location -- so long as business flows.