State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly prepares to address the crowd at a press conference called by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Tuesday.Jamie Nesbitt Golden/Block Club Chicago

Black Lawmakers Call For End To Looting On South And West Sides; Accuse Police Of Not Protecting Their Neighborhoods

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police Supt. David Brown both have denied that most city cops were devoted to safeguarding downtown from looting and vandalism in the aftermath of widespread protests.

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

Who Will Win? $10 Million ‘Chicago Prize’ To Be Awarded To A Community-Led Project Thursday

Six South and West Side neighborhood coalitions are vying for the prize, which will fund one group's plans to create housing, jobs programs, health centers and more critical resources for underserved communities.

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

Logan Square Target Finally Opening This Month

The store's soft opening is Aug. 12 and grand opening is Aug. 16, according to a company spokeswoman.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Lakefront Restaurants Get OK To Reopen — But Beaches Still Closed

At least five beachfront restaurants will open this weekend for the first time this summer.