Midway, West Lawn

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

90 Percent Of Chicago’s Independent Music Venues Will Close Because Of Coronavirus, Desperate Owners Say

A haunting new video is highlighting the plight of independent music venues as owners call on Congress to save them.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

For Parents Of Children With Disabilities, Remote Learning Feels Like Another Full-Time Job

Chicago Public Schools has pledged this year will be better for students in special education. But it’s still unclear how the district will provide some services virtually.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Needs Election Judges For November. Here’s How You Can Help (And Earn $230 Or More)

There's been a national shortage of people signing up to be election judges amid the coronavirus pandemic — but the post is key to ensuring voters can safely and confidently cast their ballots.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Black Chicagoans Die 9 Years Before White Residents. The City Has A New Plan To Confront Racism And Close The Gap

Chicago's life expectancy gap is rooted in systemic racism, officials said when announcing the Healthy Chicago 2025 plan Thursday.

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

Council Tensions Linger Over Lightfoot’s Ongoing Battle Against ‘Aldermanic Prerogative’

Although some aldermen say little has changed since Lightfoot sought to limit aldermanic veto power, others are pushing back. “Unfortunately what we’ve seen so far is much worse: mayoral prerogative," one alderman said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicagoans Took 230,400 Scooter Trips During The First Month Of The New Pilot

Complaints about the scooters are down, according to the city, but too many people are still riding on sidewalks.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

For Generations, The South And West Sides Have Been Shut Out Of Housing Near Public Transit. A New Plan Aims To Change That

"We want to make sure that these transit-oriented projects are led by the community and owned by the community and do not displace people when they get built," one community leader said.

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

Smoke From West Coast Fires Over Chicago Shows Power Of Climate Change — But Not A Health Concern Yet, Officials Say

"To me, it's more of just a reminder that environmental trouble in one part of the country, the world, the city can infect the rest of it."

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

Fill Out The Census For A Chance To Win A Quinceañera

The group hopes young Latinas will encourage their family to sign up for the census so they can win the prize. “We wanted to do something that would transcend all the counties in Illinois.”