West Side alderman Jason Ervin rightly complains that the city's bike rental program will only serve neighborhoods close to the lake. more
A coalition of 16 parent groups Monday demanded a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to go over the real research on a 7½-hour school day, and not the “misinformation” they charged district officials with spreading. more
We spotlight four galleries that don't get the attention they deserve. more
Yes, it is that time of the week once more: HuffPost Chicago's weekly profile of some dozen local cats, dogs and other pets up for... more
Rahm Emanuel’s February 29 announcement that the Fisk coal-fired power plant in the Pilsen neighborhood and Crawford coal plant in Little Village would shut down was validation for community residents and groups like the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, or PERRO. “The plants closing is like a dream come... more
We've written here before about how neighborhoods are using multimedia tools to promote their work and their neighborhoods, but couldn't have imagined, even six months ago, how far the groups would come, and how fast.Audio slideshows are now available for 10 neighborhoods as part of the Chicago Community Showcase project,... more
A University of Illinois at Chicago plan to close a Pilsen clinic is meeting vocal opposition from medical students and community members. A rally is set for noon today.
Chicago homeowners facing foreclosure are encouraged to attend The Home Rescue Fair on Saturday in Pilsen. Experts will determine the best course of action for those in need.
Notre Dame provides financial assistance, and a teaching coach who works 20 hours a week at St. Ann Catholic School. Staffers at the school say the collaboration has brought a new enthusiasm to the campus.
A new report shows that homeless shelters are seeing more people that need help finding housing. Advocates are calling for state and federal funding to help local non-profits.
The Chicago Housing Authority plans will bring new, green apartments in the Englewood and Pilsen neighborhoods where residents are struggling to find decent places to live.
A new program at City Colleges of Chicago teaches students how to grow produce in cities. Experts say this is an emerging trend and market that will need well-educated people to sustain it.
Two St. Procopius students were killed by their father last month. Pilsen's Mexican Catholic community remembers loved ones lost in the past year during its Dia de los Muertos celebration.