(From left) Dameka Edwards-Hart, Reality Allah, Christa Hamilton, Dan Protess, and Vaughn Bryant gather for a group photo at the screening of Firsthand, a documentary that takes a closer look at gun violence in Chicago.

Stars Of WTTW’s ‘Firsthand’ Documentary Urge City To Prioritize Mental Health, Gun Violence

The director of the docuseries that focuses on gun violence in Chicago is part of a series of neighborhood discussions this week.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

North Lawndale’s Frazier Charter School Faces Closure

The school is one of two charters that CPS said were on academic probation but failed to improve enough for the district to keep the schools open.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Who Showed Up To Work Today? Who Knows. Aldermen Reject Taking Attendance, Night Meetings With Neighbors

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's effort to require City Council committees to determine whether a majority of aldermen are present before starting meetings ran into a buzzsaw of opposition.

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

Hey, 1st Ward Residents: Here’s Your Chance To Tell Alderman La Spata How To Spend Money

Help Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) choose which alleys, sidewalks, traffic signals and street lights need repaired in 2020.