Bronzeville, Near South Side

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Should Chicago’s Casino Come To Your Neighborhood? City Asks Residents To Weigh In

Don't want the West Side looking like the Las Vegas strip? Tell the city in a new online survey.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

All 114 Roosters, Hens Rescued From South Side Cockfighting Ring Have Now Found Homes Thanks To ‘Historic’ Rescue

"It takes a special kind of village to rehome 114 chickens," said one chicken advocate. "This was definitely a first."

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Eve Ewing Brings City’s Dark, Racist History To Light In ‘1919,’ A Collection Of Poems About Chicago’s Race Riots

Whose stories get told? Which histories get taught? Poet Eve Ewing views Chicago's 1919 race riots from a new perspective.

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

‘Save The Trees’ Ordinance Pushed By 2 Aldermen To Get City To Try Less-Invasive Water Main Repair Method

If the ordinance passes, the city will launch a new pilot program for cured-in-place pipe technology and put a hold on removing more trees.

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Performance Honoring Eugene Williams At Bronzeville Beach Will ‘Reclaim A Site Of Violence’ On Race Riot’s Centennial

About 100 people will float in Lake Michigan at Burroughs Beach Saturday where Williams was killed for crossing invisible racial boundaries 100 years ago.

The Man Behind The Powerful, Disturbing Images Of The 1919 Race Riots Emerges From Obscurity

Like the 1919 riots, the story of Jun Fujita has long been buried. The pioneering photojournalist is now emerging from the shadows of history.

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

It’s Been 100 Years: Is Chicago Finally Ready To Reckon With the City’s 1919 Race Riots?

Not talking about the 1919 race riots has been the Chicago Way for 100 years, but ignoring one of the ugliest periods in the city's history is hampering its present and future.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Dangerous Waves As High As 7 Feet Possible At Chicago Beaches Monday

Strong currents and high waves mean Chicago's beaches will be dangerous for swimming all Monday, according to the National Weather Service.