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Something Good In Every Neighborhood: A Series

Tired of hearing negative things about the city? We went to each of Chicago’s neighborhoods and have a positive recommendations for what to do, eat, and see. Something Good In Every Neighborhood: Part 1 1. Rogers Park2. West Ridge3. Uptown4. Lincoln Square5. North Center6. Lake View7. Lincoln Park8. Near North Side9. Edison Park10. Norwood Park11. … Read more

Something Good In Every Neighborhood: Part 4

We’re wrapping up our list of good things that you can find in each neighborhood of Chicago. Take a look back at Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. 58. Brighton Park: Zemsky’s Family Fashions, 4181 S. Archer Ave.  Zemsky’s has been clothing the Southwest Side’s working class since 1958, making it one of the … Read more

Something Good In Every Neighborhood: Part 3

In the third installment of the four-part series (you can read the first here and the second here), we’re back out into our favorite parts of the city’s neighborhoods. 39. Kenwood: Blackstone Branch, Chicago Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.  Every neighborhood wants a new library, right? Not Kenwood. Blackstone is the oldest branch … Read more

Something Good In Every Neighborhood: Part 2

In the second installment of the four-part series (you can read the first here), we again implore you to get out of your neighborhood and explore. 20. Hermosa: Hermosa Second Hand, 4224 W. Fullerton Ave.  The acrylic baseball cap reads, “IT USED TO BE WINE, WOMEN AND SONG. NOW IT’S BEER, THE OLD LADY AND … Read more

Something Good In Every Neighborhood: Part 1

“Do you feel safe in Chicago?” asks the former newspaper columnist, who now operates a website calling for new leadership in the city. “Our greatest city is a crime-ridden hellhole,” says the politician, who knows that fear motivates voters more than hope. “Everywhere I go, I’m confronted by the same question: ‘What’s going on in … Read more