Parishioners from four South Deering and East Side churches listen as Bishop Joseph Perry announces the consolidation of their churches into a new parish.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

East Siders See Catholicism’s Worldwide Struggles Playing Out In Their Churches As Archdiocese Consolidates

As the archdiocese carries out its most recent consolidations, four East Side congregations share their hopes and fears about the future of Catholicism in Chicago and beyond.

South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published
South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published

Closed South Chicago YMCA Set For Revival With $26 Million Renovation Of Senior Apartments, Community Center

"This was really a hub of activity in the heart of South Chicago until the YMCA closed," the developer said.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Low-Line Market Set To Return With Social-Distancing Guidelines And No Live Music

Lakeview's Low-Line Market is tentatively set to open for the season on June 4, but with strict measures in place to keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

California Clipper Landlord Says He Tried To Help Owner Save Beloved Bar, Hopes It Will Carry On

Landlord Gino Battaglia said bar owner Brendan Sodikoff skipped out on his rent. "It's not about the money. It's a matter of principle," Battaglia said.