- 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, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Chicago Inks $422 Million Deal To Start Shifting City Buildings, Operations To Clean Energy By 2025
The city will partially power the airports, Harold Washington Library, the Jardine Water Purification Plant and other buildings with solar energy from a new Downstate plant.
City Claims On Anti-Violence Program Are Overblown
Mayor Lightfoot’s choice to lead the city’s campaign against gun-crime has a history of hyperbole, both about her efforts to confront Chicago’s greatest crisis and her own career.
Bronzeville’s 43 Green, A Project Bringing Affordable Homes Next To Green Line, Celebrates Milestone With ‘Topping Ceremony’
The development will bring 99 apartments — 50 of them affordable — to Bronzeville.
Chicago NASCAR Race Will Take Over Most Of Grant Park For Two Weeks, Report Says
A report reveals next year's NASCAR race will include a two-week takeover of Grant Park, though Park District officials say they will make sure public access is "minimally impacted."
As Lollapalooza Opens, Activists Threaten Federal Lawsuit Over Chicago’s Youth Curfew
The curfew unfairly targets Black and Brown youth and keeps them from Downtown while white residents and visitors get a pass for events like Lolla, organizers said.
Here’s What A Soldier Field Dome Could Look Like Under Mayor Lightfoot’s Latest Proposal To Keep Bears In Chicago
Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled three proposals to overhaul Soldier Field, including converting it into a dome.
River North Group Wants Bally’s Casino To Scrap Riverfront Music Venue For A Public Park
Bally's officials said they'd consider the group's push for a park as negotiations continue. "I like to go to concerts but not across the street from my house,” one River North leader said.
Activists Say Proposed Near South Side High School Would Create More Segregation
The $120 million school is planned for a portion of the former Harold Ickes Homes site, already being redeveloped into housing that pledged to bring hundreds of low-income units back to the land.
Here’s How Mayor Lightfoot Will Pick The New 43rd Ward Alderperson For Lincoln Park
The 43rd Ward covers most of Lincoln Park and includes portions of other Near North Side communities.
Cops Can Use Drag Racing Videos To Impound Cars Under New Crackdown Ordinance
The ordinance, introduced by Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly, also allows officers to impound cars without the owner present and boosts fines for people caught racing or drifting.
Cops In Crisis: After 3 Officers Die Of Suicide In A Month, Colleagues Say They’ve Reached A ‘Breaking Point’
After losing 20 officers to suicide since 2018, police and mental health advocates say the city needs to act now to support officers — and not just with counseling, but actual time off.
Here’s What Bally’s Temporary Casino At Medinah Temple Could Look Like
Medinah Temple, a landmark, won't see changes to its exterior if it hosts the temporary casino — but its three-story interior will be renovated, officials said.
Near South Side CPS High School A Step Closer To Reality After CHA Agrees To Lease Former Public Housing Site
The move sets aside part of the old Harold Ickes Homes site to build a $120 million school for Near South Side neighborhoods. Now, the plan heads to the Chicago Board of Education for a vote.
NASCAR Races Are Coming To Chicago’s Streets Next Year — Here’s The Course
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the excitement around NASCAR races in Chicago is "off the charts." But one Downtown alderman isn't on board as the City Council is poised to crack down on drag racing and drifting throughout Chicago.
The City Is Bringing More Public Art To The South And West Sides — And Neighbors Can Choose What It Will Be
The Englewood, Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville and Austin projects could be much more than murals, officials said — it could be art that makes the area safer or highlights history like the Humboldt Park Puerto Rican flags.
Lightfoot Appoints Former Ald. Michael Scott Jr. To Chicago Board Of Education His Father Once Ran
Michael Scott Jr.'s former aldermanic seat is staying in the family, too. Last month, Lightfoot appointed his sister, Monique Scott, to replace him.
No More After-Hours Bars In River North? Alderman Looks To Kill 5 AM Licenses As Area Struggles With Shootings
Bar owners say they're not to blame for shootings, pointing to crowds drinking on the streets and open-air drug deals on corners. “We’re short-handed and being overrun by criminals.”
Activists Say They’re Being Left Out Of City’s Plan To Combat Sex Trafficking And Gender-Based Violence
The city is devoting $25 million to boost services for survivors, training, education and other prevention. Some say they've not been informed or included in any of it.
As Support Floods Into Highland Park, Chicagoans Facing Daily Violence Wonder: What About Us?
The July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park shocked the country. In Chicago, there can be multiple mass shootings in one month. “The trauma is real everywhere.”
Union Station’s $400+ Million Makeover Awaits Federal Cash That Mayor, Durbin Urge Feds To Approve
Station renovations would include adding express escalators and related work would add rail service from O'Hare Airport to McCormick Place.