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

Logan Square Parking Spots Get A Green Makeover For A Day — And Firm Hopes To Make It Permanent

"You get the great benefit of having trees and shrubs as opposed to concrete and flood water," the owner of the design firm said. "It would go a long way in making Logan Square a greener place."

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Watch ‘The Voice’ Alum Meagan McNeal Wow CTA Green Line Riders With An Impromptu House Performance

The South Side mother of two performed DJ Dennis Ferrer's "Hey Hey," with her baby boy in a sling, delighting CTA passengers.

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

2,200 Nurses Strike At U of Chicago Hospital Over Short Staffing, Patient Safety

The hospital is on full bypass, asking ambulances to take patients to other hospitals.