Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

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

Why Do People Wear Orange To Promote Gun Control? It All Started With Hadiya Pendleton

"Whether it’s worn by students in Montana, activists in New York, or Hadiya’s loved ones in Chicago, the color orange honors the more than 100 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence every day."

It’s CTA Vs. NJ Transit In Bracket Battle For Transit Supremacy — Do The East Coast-ers Have A Chance? Fuhgeddaboudit

Sixteen transit agencies entered the inaugural Transit Bracket Challenge. Only two are still standing — Chicago needs your votes to win.

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

Typical Pothole? Not So Much: This Sinkhole Swallowed A Man’s Minivan In Lakeview Thursday

City workers spent at least 20 minutes trying to figure out how to free the minivan, trapped by its front tires and axle on the lip of the hole.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Adult Sports League Changing Rules To Protect Trans Athletes After Woman Was Counted As A Man, Her Team Penalized

Players Chicago will now have a rule ensuring athletes "may compete as a member of the gender that they identify with."

Looking For Free Summer Meals For Kids? This Texting Service Wants To Help

By texting FOOD (or COMIDA) to 877-877 Chicagoans can be connected to free meals for kids.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Is Your Garden A Champ? Entries Open For Chicago Gardening Awards — Pretty Plants Not Necessarily Required

How a garden benefits the environment and community is as important as how it looks when it comes to the Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards, now open for entries.

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

Group Calls For Beatnix Boycott After Boystown Store Owner Called Cops On Customers Who Complained About Confederate Flag Vest

After news of the incident surfaced, former employees came forward to discuss other racist behavior seen in the longtime costume shop.

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

Rap Ban May Be Lifted At Progress Bar, But Boystown Needs To Confront Its History Of Racism, Activists Say

This weekend, protesters near Progress Bar said there have been several concerning incidents in Boystown recently — and they're fighting back.

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

Overworked Social Workers, Underserved Kids: As CPS Works To Fill 100+ Vacancies, ‘Kids Are Getting Shortchanged,’ Teachers Say

"I feel like I have to turn hurting children away," said one social worker, while others described the situation as a mental health crisis, especially for general education students.