Skip to contents

Jennifer Bamberg

Controversial West Side Cop Academy Will Have Mock Neighborhood For Training. Here’s What It Will Look Like

Construction on the $33 million “tactical scenario village" used for police and fire training will include a fake city block, a six-story burn tower, a car crash rescue area and other settings and props to simulate real-life emergencies.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Rent Is Spiking — So Tenants Are Forming Unions And Pushing For Rent Control To Stay In Their Neighborhoods

More than a dozen renters told Block Club their monthly payments recently rose or are set to increase soon. Some said they are having trouble making rent despite programs to provide relief.


Golden Gloves Boxing Championship Is Back This Weekend After 2 Years On Hiatus: ‘The Baddest Man Or Woman In The City’

The Golden Gloves tournament will see its champions crowned this weekend. Their prize: glory — and knowing they're among some of history's greatest boxers.


Cook County’s Scavenger Sale Is Meant To Fix Blighted Properties — But Advocates Say It Needs To Help Everyday Buyers, Not Hedge Funds

Officials have made changes to the sale, hoping to make it more accessible to everyday people. But opinions are split on how the sale can better benefit smaller investors while allowing properties to get redeveloped.


El Día De Los Muertos Procession In Little Village Remembers Marc Nevarez And Others Killed By Chicago Police

The group marched down 26th Street to the site where a police officer killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo in March.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards