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Stephanie Lulay

Executive Editor, Co-Founder

Introducing Block Club Chicago’s New Investigative Team, The Watch 

The new investigative team will work closely with Block Club's neighborhood reporters to root out corruption, wrongdoing and inequality on the South and West sides.


Subscribe To Block Club Chicago And Get A Free Neighborhood Print

For a limited time, new annual subscribers to Block Club will get a free, 16-by-20-inch neighborhood print from local artist Steve Shanabruch. There are 50 to choose from!


Block Club’s Kelly Bauer Is Chicago’s Journalist Of The Year

The Chicago Journalists Association is honoring Kelly with the award. In honor of her dedication to Chicago, we’re launching the inaugural Block Club Investigative Fund.


4 Years Ago, DNAinfo Ended. Then, Block Club Was Born — Thanks Entirely To You.

What our billionaire boss didn’t know is we had the secret to making neighborhood news sustainable all along. We had you.


Trump Tower Workers Got Vaccines From West Side Hospital — Whose COO Owns A Condo In Luxury Highrise

It's unclear why workers at the former president's namesake, luxury hotel were prioritized for vaccines while similar hotel workers have not been allowed to get shots.


Trump Tower Vaccinated Staff At Luxury Hotel, Saying It Was Part Of Program Meant To Help Hard-Hit South And West Sides

The health department is "looking into" the vaccination event at Trump Tower, saying staff aren't yet eligible to be vaccinated and it wasn't aware of any Protect Chicago Plus events at the Downtown hotel.


A Look Back At How Coronavirus Changed The Way We Do The News

We're urging you to support the food banks, shelters and other mutual aid efforts that helped when we needed it most. If you have a few bucks left over after, we’d be grateful for your support.


Festivals, Concerts Canceled Until Coronavirus Is Defeated, But Pritzker Won’t Commit To Canceling Lolla

Major events that attract big crowds won't be allowed until a vaccine is developed or new cases stop popping up, the governor said.


Lightfoot Announces $100 Million Fund To Help Small Businesses Devastated By Coronavirus

The Chicago Small Business Resiliency Loan Fund will start with $100 million in low-interest loans to help "severely impacted" small businesses.


When It Comes To The Mayor’s Race, The Owners Of This Beverly Bungalow Are Really Hedging Their Bets

With so many candidates in the race — allowing for a number of potential runoff scenarios — the stakes are high.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Police Defend Use Of ‘Bait Trucks’ On Chicago’s South Side: ‘No One Touches It, No One Gets Locked Up,’ Officer Says (VIDEO)

When asked by Englewood activists if police set up similar trucks in majority-white neighborhoods, an officer replies yes: "Type in bait truck Chicago."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Near West Side Would Get A New $70 Million High School Under Proposed CPS Budget

West Loop neighbors advocating for the school have set their sights on the soon-to-be-vacated Chicago Police Academy building.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Welcome To Block Club Chicago — Your Neighborhood News Is Back

Introducing our new, nonprofit, ad-free news site covering Chicago's neighborhoods. Join the Club!