Election Day 2019Mina Bloom / Block Club Chicago

Is Requiring 12,500 Petition Signatures To Run For Mayor Unfair? New Proposal Would Lower The Requirement

Cities like Los Angeles and New York require 3,500 signatures to get on the ballot. Critics says Chicago's number was put in place to protect the establishment.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published
Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

With Chicago’s Official Fireworks Canceled, Neighbors Stage Rogue Displays

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Block Club photographer Colin Boyle captured neighbors celebrating in South Shore, Lincoln Park and on the Near West Side.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

8 Shot, 4 Fatally, In Englewood Shooting, Police Say

A 14-year-old boy was among those killed. Two boys, ages 11 and 15, were among those injured, police said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

7-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed While Visiting Relatives On July 4th

Natalie Wallace, an East Side resident, was killed Saturday night in another act of violence against a Chicago child.