The bad news is that Chicago, despite its 100s of neighborhoods and residents’ obsession with them, has a surprisingly small number of active neighborhood blogs and websites.
The good news is that the few that do exist fall into the “must read” category if you’re interested in the neighborhoods they cover. Here are my top 5 picks, in alphabetical order:
If there’s a site that you feel should have been on my list, tell us why in a comment, bearing in mind that my primary criteria included a) a specific neighborhood focus, b) frequent updates and c) largely original content.
For anyone who’s interested in Chicago’s neighborhoods I’d also strongly recommend EveryBlock.