A pair of writers and editors for local history website Forgotten Chicago discovered a "treasure trove" of Chicago political archives in a nondescript Avondale building.Provided

Chicago History Buffs Discover Old City Clerk’s Abandoned Office In Avondale, Full Of Decades Worth Of Political Dirt

"There were no lights, no electricity, just flashlights. It was like, 'Wow, seriously? This entire aldermanic ward office was sitting here intact?' We couldn't believe our eyes."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published
Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

Senior Veteran Housing Complex Likely Coming To The West Side After Key Vote

The development will bring 75 units of affordable housing for veterans to an area easily accessible to the city's VA hospitals.

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

Faster Trains Are The Only Hope For Blue Line Riders Packed Into Crowded Trains, CTA Says. Until Then — Try The Bus

Substations will eventually allow the CTA to power faster trains on the Blue Line in the next two to two-and-a-half years, a spokesperson said.

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

‘She’s A Bother To No One’: Bucktown Neighbors Angry At CTA For Removing A Bus Bench Where Homeless Woman Sleeps

The bus bench, which Maria uses as a bed, was removed over the weekend to the dismay of Bucktown neighbors. One of those neighbors replaced the bench with an old wooden one for now.