State Rep. La Shawn Ford. Provided

After Decades Of Underrepresentation In The Census, State Rep. La Shawn Ford Aims To Increase West Side Count

Ford is hoping to pass the No Representation Without Population Act, which would ensure those in prison are counted in their home district.

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

Before General Iron Leaves Lincoln Park For Southeast Side, Neighbors Want Cleaner Air — And Answers

"Our air remains polluted, toxic fluff continues to fall, the stench is worse and our questions to GI remain unanswered," neighbors wrote to General Iron's new owners.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

New Dad Killed On Howard CTA Platform Was About To Start New Job, Family Says: ‘I Miss Him’

Macksantino Webb was fatally shot while standing on the Red Line platform Tuesday. "It's time we stop having to walk behind the caskets of black boys," his uncle said.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

You Can Smoke Weed In Your Backyard Or Back Porch And Not Get Busted, Chicago’s Mayor And New Top Cop Say

You still can't smoke in public spaces like on the sidewalk or your front porch, though.