The Jarvis Square expanded outdoor dining area must share the street with car traffic. JOE WARD/BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO

At Rogers Park’s New Expanded Outdoor Dining Area, Diners Share Street With Cars: ‘I’m Absolutely Terrified’

Rogers Park's Jarvis Square appears to be the only expanded outdoor dining area in the city not closed to traffic.

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

Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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

As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.