Train cars are jam-packed during morning rush hour at the Chicago Avenue CTA Blue Line stop.Hannah Alani/Block Club Chicago

As More Housing Pops Up In River West, CTA Blue Line Riders Get Ready For More Packed Cars And Waiting: ‘It Sucks’

River West residents said they see the need for more density in their rapidly-growing neighborhood, but they really could use some more Blue Line trains.

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

Little Jim’s, The First And Oldest Gay Bar In Boystown, Closing For Good

Often described as the gay "Cheers," Little Jim’s opened in 1975 and was the first gay bar in Boystown and the second-oldest gay bar in Chicago.

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

New ‘Anti-Racist Andersonville’ Group To Protest Obama Mural Defacement With Rally Friday

Anti-Racist Andersonville was formed in response to a number of racist incidents in the neighborhood, including the writing of "Hang Obama" in chalk along Clark Street.

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Don’t Go To Big Barbecues, Fireworks Shows This 4th Of July, Top Doc Says

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes it risky to have parties or gatherings with crowds — especially as other places are seeing big increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.