Resident Gene Pierson addresses The Night Ministry leaders at a community meeting in Bucktown. The crowd included a mix of residents who spoke out in support and in opposition of a plan to relocate The Crib, an overnight youth homeless shelter, to the neighborhood.Hannah Alani/Block Club Chicago

Bucktown Residents Divided On Future Teen Homeless Shelter, But The Crib Vows To Be A Good Neighbor

One resident was applauded when he asked: "You’ve searched for two years, and you couldn’t find a space that isn't a stone’s throw from an elementary school?"

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

Dog Park Planned For Jefferson Park Stalls As Ald. Gardiner Pulls Plug On Funding

Now-former Ald. John Arena (45th) promised a group advocating for a dog park at Austin-Foster Park $100,000. But new Ald. Jim Gardiner says hundreds of neighbors oppose the plan.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

Another One: DJ Khaled Brings Miami Soul Food Franchise To Austin

Miami's DJ Khaled opened The Licking this week at 5045 W. Madison St., thrilling West Siders with its unique spin on soul food.