Learn more about 146 sites publishing news for Chicagoland, both online-only efforts and the online sites from print or broadcast news organizations.

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24/7 North of Howard Watchers
What it’s about: A chronological history of 
the North of Howard area—the decline of 
a neighborhood into a pocket of poverty and 
its struggles, challenges and transitions
Started: 1/1/05
Contact: Toni Duncan


600 Words by Esther J. Cepeda
What it’s about:Current events with a Hispanic bent

Contact: Esther J. Cepeda, Columnist
Twitter: ejc600words

2010 New News Survey Participant

Adentro de Pilsen
What it’s about: Primarily to serve the Pilsen community with vetted news and info. The project also strives to create a passion for high school and college journalists to examine niche news coverage.
Started: December 2009
Contact: Ralph Braseth

Twitter: adentrodepilsen

2010 New News Survey Participant

And That’s My Opinion

What it’s about: Various essays on a variety of subjects
Contact: Sandy Goldman

2010 New News Survey Participant

What it’s about: Illinois politics
Started: 8/1/02
Contact: Larry Handlin, Publisher

Twitter: archpundit

AREA Chicago
What it’s about: Social and cultural movements in Chicago; “AREA Chicago supports the work of people and organizations building a socially just city. AREA actively gathers, shares, and produces knowledge about local culture and politics. It’s newspaper, website and events create relationships and sustain community through art, research, education, and activism.
Started: 2005
Contact: Daniel Tucker, Editor

PO Box 476971
Chicago, IL 606047


2010 New News Survey Participant

Art Letter
What it’s about: Growing community, raising 
consciousness about visual art in Chicago
Started: 9/1/04
Contact: Paul Klein

Twitter: artadvocate

Art or Idiocy?
What it’s about: Art and culture in Chicago and elsewhere
Started: September 2004
Contact: Erik Wenzel, Director

Twitter: artoridiocy

2010 New News Survey Participant

Art Pilsen
What it’s about: Art Pilsen is a comprehensive guide to events happening in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
Started: 2004
Contact: Miguel Cortez, Blogger

Art Pilsen
1458 W. 18th St., #1R
Chicago, IL 60608

Twitter: lapsus5

2010 New News Survey Participant

Arte y Vida Chicago
What it’s about: A calendar of Hispanic art and culture in Chicago
Started: 2007
Contact: Amor Montes de Oca, Publisher

Twitter: arteyvida

2010 New News Survey Participant

What it’s about: It’s a local news and information web site that covers the West Side Chicago neighborhood of Austin
Started: April 2010
Contact: Suzanne McBride, Coordinator

33 E. Congress Parkway, Suite 201-A
Chicago, IL 60605

Twitter: AustinTalks

2010 New News Survey Participant

Barbershop: Dennis Byrne, Proprietor
What it’s about: Politics and public policy
Contact: Dennis Byrne, Writer/Columnist

5 The Court of Bayview
Northbrook, IL 60062

Twitter: dennispbyrne

2010 New News Survey Participant

Beachwood Reporter
What it’s about: A Chicago-centric news and culture review that also includes award-winning investigative reporting
Started: 2/1/06
Contact: Steve Rhodes, Editor & Publisher

The Beachwood Media Company
1427 N. Wicker Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Twitter: BeachwoodReport

2010 New News Survey Participant
What it’s about: News for community development advocates
Started: 2008
Contact: Justin Massa, Co-founder
100 N LaSalle St., Ste. 600
Chicago, IL 60602

Twitter: broadshoulders

2010 New News Survey Participant

Broken Heart of Rogers Park
What it’s about: Very local news and political commentary regarding a north side neighborhood in Chicago.
Started: 2004
Contact: Craig Gernhardt, Publisher/President

Gernhardt Publications, Inc.
3115 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

Twitter: craig_gernhardt

2010 New News Survey Participant

What it’s about: Email service providing news, events and announcements of special interest 
to Chicago-area African Americans
Started: Fall 2002
Contact: Raynard Hall

2010 New News Survey Participant

Business POV
What it’s about: Business, economic activity, 
innovation, entrepreneurship
Started: September 2006
Contact: Mark Scheffler, 
Founder/Executive Producer


What it’s about: progressive politics and commerce
Started: May 2000
Contact: Mark Karlin, Editor and Publisher

Mark Karlin/ BuzzFlash
688 N. Milwaukee, Suite 204
Chicago, IL 60642

Twitter: buzzflash

2010 New News Survey Participant

Catalyst Chicago
What it’s about: Public education policy & school reform
Contact: Lorraine Forte, Editor-in-Chief

332 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Twitter: CatalystChicago

2010 New News Survey Participant

Center Square Journal
What it’s about: News for Chicago’s Lincoln Square, Northcenter and Ravenswood Manor neighborhoods.
Started: 01/01/2010
Contact: Mike Fourcher, Founder/Business Manager

2423 W. Eastwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Twitter: centersqjournal

2010 New News Survey Participant

Centerstage Chicago
What it’s about: Chicago entertainment, music, theater, restaurants, bars, etc.
Started: 1996
Contact: Ben Rubenstein, Managing Editor

Centerstage Chicago
350 N. Orleans, 10th Floor South
Chicago, IL 60654

Twitter: cstagechicago

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Argus
What it’s about: Chicago, along with the issues 
of the world as perceived from Chicago
Started: 12/1/07
Contact: Gregory Tejeda, Publisher, Editor

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Art Magazine, Chicago Art Collector,
What it’s about: The Chicago visual art scene
Started: September 2010
Contact: Kathryn Born, Editor

Twitter: chiartmachine

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Bites
What it’s about: We review food events and restaurants in the Chicago area
Started: 02/01/2006
Contact: Tammy Green, Foodie

Chicago Bites
3353 West Wilson, 2F
Chicago, IL 60625

Twitter: chicagobites

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Carless
What it’s about: A personal blog covering life, the civic realm, and online media in Chicago
Started: 6/27/05
Contact: Mike Doyle


Chicago Defender
What it’s about: News that relates to the African-American community (music, culture, sports, political, social, legal)
Started: 1/31/08
Contact: Shamontiel L. Vaughn, Web Editor

4445 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60653

Twitter: chicagodefender

Chicago Hearts Trivia
What it’s about: We post fun trivia questions and quizzes daily and review local Chicago bars that run pub trivia nights in Chicago.
Started: 2008
Contact: Sasha Davis, Blogger

Twitter: WeHeartTrivia

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Is the World
What it’s about: Ethnic news media
Started: 03/01/2009
Contact: Stephen Franklin

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Journal
What it’s about: Community/Neighborhood news 
of the South Loop, West Loop and Near West Side
Contact: Micah Maidenberg

Wednesday Journal, Inc.
141 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Chicago Magazine Online
What it’s about: General interest Chicago
Started: 1998
Contact: Bill Oakes, Web Manager

435 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611

Twitter: Chicagomag

Chicago News Cooperative
What it’s about: Public-service journalism and news of substance and enterprise about the Chicago area
Started: 11/1/2009
Contact: Ben Goldberger, Digital Editor

70 E. Lake St., Suite 810
Chicago, IL 60601

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Now
What it’s about: Chicago Now is an online community created by Chicagoans for Chicagoans. It’s our bloggers’ job to lead the conversation on Chicago.
Started: August 2009
Contact: Bill Adee, Blog Scout

Chicago Tribune Media Group
435 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Twitter: chicagonow

Chicago Now: Collective Unconscious of Restless Fanatics
What it’s about: General sports theme with a look into the psyche of fandom
Started: 03/01/2010
Contact: Dan Davis, Blogger

1360 N. Sandburg Terrace, 604 C
Chicago, IL 60610

Twitter: obudan

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Parent
What it’s about: Parenting
Contact:Graham Johnston, Manager of Internet and Technology

141 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Reader
What it’s about: News and listings
Started: Online 1994
Contact: Steve Timble, Associate Publisher

11 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Twitter: Chicago_Reader

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Reporter
What it’s about: An investigative monthly that reports on race and poverty issues in the Chicago metro area
Started: 1997
Alden K. Loury, Editor and Publisher

332 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60604

Twitter: ChicagoReporter

Chicago Sun-Times
What it’s about: Chicago-area news and sports
Started: 1994
Contact: Jack Barry, Assistant Managing Editor-Interactive Media

Chicago Sun-Times-Interactive Media
350 N. Orleans
Chicago, IL 60654

Twitter: suntimes

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Talks
What it’s about: Chicago Talks is a community/citizen local news web portal that features news from Chicago neighborhoods and aggregates links from local community groups, ethnic news outlets, and nonprofits. Formaly called Creating Community Connections.
Contact: Suzanne McBride, Site Director

33 E. Congress Parkway, Ste. 201-A
Chicago, IL 60605

Twitter: chicagotalks

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Techy
What it’s about: Technology stuff which everyone can understand
Started: January 2010
Contact: Alberto Arreola

Twitter: albert80

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Tribune
What it’s about: Online edition of daily paper offering breaking news, weather, sports, web specials on current events, and Chicago area guides.
Started: 03/14/1996
Contact: Ben Estes, Editor

435 N Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Twitter: coloneltribune

2010 New News Survey Participant

Chicago Weekly
What it’s about: News, arts and culture 
of the South Side, centered around the 
University of Chicago
Started: 2007

Newcity Communications
770 N. Halsted St., Suite 303
Chicago, IL 60642

What it’s about: Chicago! News, events, food, etc.
Started: 2004
Contact: Marcus Gilmer

Twitter: Chicagoist

2010 New News Survey Participant

What it’s about: An online magazine for Chicago’s active families
Started: 2008
Contact: MJ Tam, Editor

City Connect Media, Inc.
738 W. 26th St.
Chicago, IL 60616

Video: Online Live Show –
Twitter: mjtam / chicagonista

What it’s about: Local community news in Chicago neighborhoods
Started: September 2009
Contact: Mike Reilley, Editor/ Instructor

DePaul University College of Communication / Mike Reilley
14 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 1106
Chicago, IL 60604

Photos: Slideshows –
Twitter: chitownstories

2010 New News Survey Participant
What it’s about: Investigative journalism of Chicago government in print, audio, and video.
When it started: 05/01/2010
Contact: Dave Glowacz, Journalist

2010 New News Survey Participant

What it’s about: Latino affairs
Started: May 2009
Contact: Teresa Puente


Twitter: tcpuente

2010 New News Survey Participant

Claretian Associates
What it’s about: Nonprofit community development corporation in South Chicago
Started: 2003

Comings & Goings
What it’s about: Businesses opening and closing in Chicago’s Southland
Started: 05/01/2009
Contact: Bob Bong, Managing Editor

Twitter: bobbong

2010 New News Survey Participant

Community Media Workshop
What it’s about: Neighborhood news
Started:, 1997;, January 2008
Contact: Thom Clark, President

600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Twitter: npcommunicator

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