Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

These Extremely Rare Great Lakes Piping Plovers Have Nested At Montrose Beach — And They Seem To Love It

The pair have been dubbed 'Monty' and 'Rose' and are one of only 70 remaining pairs of Great Lakes Piping Plovers.

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."

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

Is The Double Door Actually Coming To Uptown? Cappleman ‘Confident’ It Will Work Out, But Owners Remain Silent

Owners of the Double Door have gone radio silent, but Ald. James Cappleman "feels confident" the deal will still happen.

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.

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

Replacing The Heartland Cafe: Here’s The 6-Story, $15 Million Apartment Building Proposed For Site

The developer, a Rogers Park native, said he wants the building to be “an affordable and welcoming place," but some neighbors said rents were too high.

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.

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.