- 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
Organizers Demand Better Pay, Local Workers At West Side Amazon Warehouse: ‘We Need Them To Be A Good Partner In Our Community’
The West Humboldt Park facility is expected to open in August. Activists want politicians to support a $28.50 minimum wage, demand local hiring and refuse donations from Amazon.
Ald. Raymond Lopez, One Of Lori Lightfoot’s Fiercest Critics, Is Running For Mayor
The South Side alderman hopes his promise to be tough on crime can oust Mayor Lori Lightfoot from City Hall. "I am sick and tired of watching Chicago flounder at the hands of a rudderless ship,” he said.
City To Pay $2 Million To Family Of Woman Killed By Fleeing Driver In ‘Reckless’ Police Chase
Curtis Pugh killed Julia Lynn Callaway in 2018 as he fled officers who allegedly smelled cannabis coming from his car. Callaway’s family alleged “it was reckless for the police to pursue" Pugh "when the need to apprehend [him] was minimal."
City Council Postpones Vote On Lightfoot’s Overhaul Of Weed Rules
City Council will now vote on Lightfoot's push to allow weed shops in much of Downtown at the next City Council meeting, which is set for Monday.
New Park District Headquarters In Brighton Park Slated To Be Finished In 2023
The headquarters will include a 58,100-square-foot office space and a 20,000-square-foot field house with a gym and more.
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.
Closed Earle Elementary School Could Become Affordable Housing With Park In West Englewood
The $22 million development will create 63 units of affordable housing. Residents will have access to recovery support and recreational activities.
Englewood Aldermen Commend Neighbors For Stepping Up To Help Amid Carjacking Surge
Local businessmen and volunteers are stepping up to stand watch at neighborhood gas stations as part of "Operation Safe Pump."
Here’s Where To Get A Free Flu Shot In Englewood This Weekend
Free vaccinations will be administered for the next two weekends at various locations in Englewood and Back of the Yards.
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.
Stop Opening Fire Hydrants, Officials Plead: ‘This Isn’t Cute Or Funny Anymore’
Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) said he's received hundreds of complaints about open hydrants, which reduce water pressure for residents, cause trouble for area firefighters and create a safety hazard for kids playing nearby.
Southwest Side Alderman’s Home Vandalized: ‘This Was Meant To Send A Message’
Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) said a vandal broke two windows at his home and tried to set fire to a neighbor's garage.
Englewood Seniors And Essential Workers Can Get Free Masks Thanks To This Man’s Constant Sewing
Inspired by Christian Siriano and CNN, Hugo Lopez is sewing hundreds of masks to keep his Southwest Side neighbors healthy.
Leaked Recordings Reveal Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Firmly In Charge And City Alderman Left Largely On The Sidelines
Combative and, at times, dismissive, Chicago’s first-term mayor gathers power as she leads the city’s fight against the coronavirus.
‘Snow More Excuses’: Businesses Hit With $500 Tickets As Alderman Cracks Down On Shovel Scofflaws
Ald. Raymond Lopez is on the hunt for unshoveled walks in his ward — and several businesses have been slapped with tickets.
What Will Make Englewood Thrive? Investment In People, Residents Say At Packed Town Hall: ‘We Are Our Own Solution’
More than 500 people and five aldermen packed a South Side auditorium to discuss solutions to issues facing Englewood.
Englewood’s 5 Aldermen Coming Together For Town Hall On State Of The Neighborhood Tuesday
"For so long, the aldermen of Englewood have not worked together," one alderman said. But the current crop of aldermen are trying to change that now.
Logan Square All-Affordable Apartments Score City Council Approval Despite Ald. Lopez’s Push To Stall Project
Ald. Ray Lopez said people called his South Side ward office to speak out against the proposal, but the zoning change was ultimately granted.
Chicago’s Only Goat Dairy And Other Longtime Urban Farmers Say Livestock Ordinance Would Shut Them Down
West Siders who rely on the livestock they raise want to know why Cinespace was allowed to take over their neighborhood but they can't raise chickens on their property.
Here’s How You Can Help 60 Dogs And Cats PAWS Chicago Took In After Hurricane Dorian
Blankets, towels, and canned food are among the items still needed, according to Ald. Raymond Lopez.