Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) speaks at the Old Irving Park Association’s monthly meeting on Sept. 9, 2019.Alex V. Hernandez/Block Club Chicago

After Pulling Austin-Foster Dog Park Funding, Ald. Gardiner Defends Decision To Scrap Arena-Era Participatory Budget Plans

Neighbors voted on how to spend 2019 ward money under Ald. John Arena, but newly-elected Ald. Jim Gardiner scrapped some of those plans.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Infant Among 47 Now Dead From Coronavirus In Illinois: ‘Today Is A Really Hard Day’

"Today is a really hard day. There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant."

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

From Boat Tarps To Face Shields: Chicagoans Are Finding Creative Ways To Get Hospital Workers The Supplies They Need

One woman's quest to make face shields led a North Side boating supply company to start making hundreds of them.

South Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago’s ‘We Are The Champions’ Singalong Unites Us In COVID-19 Seclusion — Including Queen’s Brian May

WATCH: Chicagoans are posting up on high-rise balconies for nightly singalongs and light shows to show support for health care workers.