Meg Wolf, longtime employee at Cloud Vapor Lounge, one of many small businesses located across from the rising complex.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Luxury Apartments At The Old Megamall Site Are Nearly Ready, And Local Businesses Are Hopeful … And Wary

"We are very hopeful that this is going to bring a lot of traffic in the area. … I really hope these small businesses on the strip can survive to watch that happen," one longtime employee said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published
Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Apartments Or Condos Coming To Former Bank Site Near Western Blue Line Station

The former bank property has sat vacant for years, and a group of people experiencing homelessness started living there last year.

Near North Side, River North Primary category in which blog post is published

4 Weed Dispensaries Want To Open Within Blocks In River North, But Only 1 Will Be Allowed

Cresco Labs was the first to pitch their plan to open in the old Baton Club at 436 N. Clark St.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Forget To Warn School About Training Exercise, Leading To Lockdown During Finals

Whitney Young students spotted a gunman outside, which prompted the lockdown. “This is inexcusable,” the school’s principal said.