The site of the former Southway Hotel, listed in the Green Book, 1938-67. Sarah Hoskins

The Real ‘Green Book’ In Chicago: Vacant Lots Replace Black-Owned Businesses That Once Thrived In Bronzeville And Beyond

The Green Book listed places safe for black travelers to stay. But many of the businesses did not survive. "If you're going to erase a community's history, you've got to kill the landmarks."

Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which blog post is published
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Pilsen Nonprofit’s $20 Million Affordable Housing Development Approved By City Committee

If approved by City Council, the Resurrection Project will build 37 affordable apartments at the corner of 19th and Racine.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Logan Square All-Affordable Apartments Score City Council Approval Despite Ald. Lopez’s Push To Stall Project

Ald. Ray Lopez said people called his South Side ward office to speak out against the proposal, but the zoning change was ultimately granted.

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

Wicker Park Woman Attempts To Hula Hoop For 100 Hours To Break World Record While Raising $10,000 For Mental Health

"If you want to do something weird [in Chicago], people will come out in heaps to see you," said Jenny Doan, 29, of Wicker Park.