- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Citing Student Trauma From Violence And Pandemic, Chicago Educators Call For School Budget Redo
Educators argued the district should spend more on student support personnel, such as counselors.
Showtime Puts $500K Toward Vacant Lot Cleanup And Art Installations In North Lawndale, Bronzeville
The money will fund a cleanup of 32 vacant lots in the neighborhoods and support six public art installations that will be created by the Chicago Public Art Group.
Controversial Affordable Housing Project In Auburn Gresham Will Be Redesigned — But Neighbors Still Want A Grocery Store Instead
Rather than building one affordable housing complex in Auburn Gresham, developers and city officials have proposed adding two.
City Council Votes To Make It Easier For Businesses Seeking Sign Permits, OK’s $1.2 Million Settlement
The settlement was one of three approved Wednesday totaling $1.9 million.
Chicago Police Department Getting First-Ever Civilian-Led Oversight Commission
The civilian commission is a compromise between police reform advocates and Mayor Lori Lightfoot after a two-year standoff.
A Popular West Side Dessert Shop Is Getting A Sweet Makeover With An Expanded Dining Area, New Facade
Bitoy's Sweet Treats in Austin was awarded a city Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grant, which will be used to upgrade the building and customer experience.
Chicago’s Fastest Kids Crowned At Pullman’s New Game-Changing, $53.6 Million Track And Field Center
For a city that often lacks basic track equipment and proper indoor running spaces, the newest doors of Gately Park open year-round opportunities.
New Program Will Help South, West Side Teens Stay Safe This Summer — And It’s Hiring Youths
Youth will be paired with community groups at safe events with free food, DJs and more. The community groups are hiring.
Aldermen Pounce As Brown, Lightfoot Stand By ‘False Narrative’ Linking Courts To Shootings
At least 90 people were shot in Chicago during the Fourth of July weekend, including two police officers and a 6-year-old girl.
Aldermen Force Special Meeting To Put Top Cop ‘On The Stand’ Over CPD Summer Plans
Nearly half the City Council used a legal maneuver on Wednesday to trigger a special meeting designed to probe Chicago Police Department leaders about their plans to head off summer violence ahead of the July 4 weekend.
Judge Throws Out $100M Lawsuit From General Iron’s Owner That Tried To Force City To Give Permit To East Side Metal Scrapper
Southside Recycling's owners sued the city for more than $100 million and the right to open its East Side facility after the feds intervened.
Chicago Expands Violence Reduction Committee’s Membership, Increases Transparency
Following The Trace’s reporting on the composition and secrecy of the committee, Mayor Lightfoot has invited more organizations to participate.
Hundreds Of Homes To Be Built For Working-Class Families On West Side Vacant Lots: ‘How Do We Create Wealth For People Of Color?’
The mayor announced the city will sell 250 vacant lots for $1 to support the Reclaiming Communities Campaign to promote homeownership.
Chicago Liquor Stores Can’t Sell Booze After Midnight Anymore, But Lightfoot Loses Bid To Move Some Powers Away From Aldermen
Aldermen pushed back, fearing a Fifth Floor power grab would limit their influence in their neighborhoods.
‘DuSable Lake Shore Drive’ Name Change Compromise Could Get Sealed By City Council Friday
The City Council is back Friday after a chaotic Wednesday meeting got pushed back. Meanwhile, 22 aldermen sent Mayor Lori Lightfoot a letter asking her to follow City Council procedures.
As Motorcycle Gangs And Partiers Take Over Pedestrian Bridge, South Side Neighbors Beg City For Help
The 41st Street pedestrian bridge was supposed to improve the quality of life for residents. Instead, it's destroying it, neighbors say.
Critics Of Changing Lake Shore Drive To DuSable Drive Suggest Alternatives — But Supporters Aren’t Backing Down
Ald. David Moore said the votes are still there to pass an ordinance that would rename Lake Shore Drive after Jean Baptiste Point du Sable — and said attempts to rename the Riverwalk and Millennium Park in its place won't work.
Rival Proposals For Reforming Chicago Police Will Face Off Friday — But It’s Not Clear If Either Has Votes To Move Forward
Aldermen on the public safety committee will review rivals proposals for reforming oversight of the Police Department.
Bears Should Focus On ‘Being Relevant Past October’ And Stop Threatening To Move To Arlington Heights, Mayor Lightfoot Says
The Bears submitted a bid to buy the closing Arlington International Racecourse in suburban Arlington Heights. Mayor Lori Lightfoot dismissed it as "clearly a negotiating tactic."
Anjanette Young Says Lightfoot Has ‘Betrayed’ Her As City Fights Lawsuit Over Wrongful Raid That Left Her Handcuffed And Naked
“I will continue to fight until I receive the justice that I am due," Young said Wednesday.