Locals fought for months to keep Casa Puertorriqueña, 1237 N. California Ave., the neighborhood's Puerto Rican hub, out of the hands of luxury developers.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Ahead Of Puerto Rican Festival And Parade, Redevelopment Of Beloved Humboldt Park Community Center Moves Forward

A demolition permit was issued for the two-story brick building at 1237 N. California Ave. on Monday. An affordable housing development with apartments geared toward families and seniors will take its place.

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

The Birds, The Bees And Consent: How One Chicago Classroom Navigates Evolving Sexual Education

After the revelation of widespread abuse in Chicago Public Schools, more schools are teaching the meaning and practice of consent.

South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published

Can Art Revive South Chicago? These Artists Are Trying To Infuse New Life Into The Neighborhood

Devastated by the downturn of the steel industry, artists are working to revitalize South Chicago by transforming vacant buildings into art studios.