Tonya Colombo, who lost her son Shane to gang crossfire, speaks at a press conference.Jonathan Ballew/Block Club Chicago

Reward Raised To $12,000 In Rogers Park Shooting That Killed Grad Student On His First Night In Chicago

“Shane never had a chance in this city,” Shane Colombo's mother said Friday in announcing the reward.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Xquina Cafe Community Hub Officially Underway On 26th Street In Little Village: ‘This Is A Big Day’

“This project will become an educational ecosystem for Black and Brown entrepreneurs here and in our surrounding communities," one leader on the project said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which blog post is published

Hundreds Of Chicagoans Protest Throughout City In Honor Of Breonna Taylor: ‘It’s Hard Being Out Here Again’

Only one officer faces criminal charges for firing into neighboring apartments during the raid of Breonna Taylor's apartment in March. None were charged with fatally shooting her.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Boystown, Chicago’s Famed LGBTQ Neighborhood, Now Will Be Known As Northalsted

The Northalsted Business Alliance will no longer use "Boystown" in its neighborhood marketing campaigns to "ensure all members of the LGBTQ community feel welcome," leaders announced Wednesday.