Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Back of the Yards Primary category in which blog post is published

Back Of The Yards One Step Closer To Getting Its Own Public Library Thanks To $15 Million In State Funding

For years, students and neighbors have shared a library on Back of the Yards College Prep's campus. But security changes in 2018 made it more difficult for people to access it.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

The Hedges Are Gone, But Protesters Now Want Wealthy Lakeview Homeowner To Close His Southwest Side Asphalt Plant

Michael Tadin Jr. co-owns the controversial MAT Asphalt plant in McKinley Park. When it opened in 2018, bringing noise and pollution to the area, neighbors had no advanced notice it was coming.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus On The Rise In Illinois, But Chicago’s Flat For Now, Top Doctor Says

"The main thing is all around us, cases are on the incline. ... We look good in Chicago right now, but Chicago doesn't have a wall around it."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

‘It’s Our Duty To Protect Our Families:’ New PSA Urges Latinos To Wear Masks, Help Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Pilsen-based videographer Mateo Zapata said residents in Latino neighborhoods must continue to protect themselves, especially as cases spike across the country.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Don’t Go To Big Barbecues, Fireworks Shows This 4th Of July, Top Doc Says

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes it risky to have parties or gatherings with crowds — especially as other places are seeing big increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Plan To Arrest Teens At ‘Drug Corners’ Ahead Of 4th Of July Weekend

The holiday weekend typically sees a spike in shootings and murders — and Chicago's already been struggling with shootings and the recent slayings of children.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

A Wealthy Family Planted Hedges On Park District Land To Make A Personal Front Yard, Inspector General Alleges

The yard in front of Michael Tadin Jr.'s Lakeview home is public land, part of Lincoln Park. But a hedgerow suggests otherwise.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

More Than 30 South, West Side Businesses Awarded Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grants

The application period ended in February and was the first overseen by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. More than 325 businesses applied for funding.