Crabby Golightly
What it’s about: Reaction to pop culture and news
Started: January 2008
Contact: E. Coady, Publisher/ Editor

Twitter: Crabbygolightly

2010 New News Survey Participant

CTA Tattler
What it’s about: News and notes about all things regarding the CTA, including strange things seen and heard aboard trains and buses
Started: 6/1/04
Contact: Kevin O’Neil, Owner/Operator

Twitter: kjo84

2010 New News Survey Participant

Daywatch: Chicago Tribune
What it’s about: Daily e-mail news briefing
Started: 1999
Contact: Charlie Meyerson, Senior Producer

435 N. Michigan Ave., TT 400
Chicago, IL 60611

Twitter: Daywatch

Deep Dish
What it’s about: Groovy thoughts of a gay writer on pop culture and all things fabulous.
Started: 08/19/2008
Contact: Marc Harshbarger, Creator

Deep Dish
4538 North Bernard Street
Chicago, IL 60625

Twitter: Deep_Dish

2010 New News Survey Participant

District 299
What it’s about: Chicago schools (elementary and secondary)
Started: 2006
Contact: Alexander Russo, Creator
Twitter: district299

2010 New News Survey Participant

Driftless Area
What it’s about: Finding nature in the Chicago area
Started: 02/01/2007
Contact: Bob Dolgan, Editor

2010 New News Survey Participant

Edgewater Community Buzz
What it’s about: Our goal is to be a one-stop spot for news, events and businesses in and around Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.
Contact: Jeremy Bressman

2010 New News Survey Participant

Evanston Now
What it’s about: Online newspaper for Evanston, Ill.
Started: 04/01/2006
Contact: Bill Smith, Publisher

Evanston Now LLC
1726 Wesley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60201


2010 New News Survey Participant

What it’s about: Neighborhood news for Chicago and 10 other cities
Started: 1/1/08
Contact: Adrian Holovaty, Founder

228 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 401
Chicago, IL 60604

Twitter: everyblock

2010 New News Survey Participant
What it’s about: Full-service news, arts, entertainment, neighborhood site
Contact: Neil Tesser, Journalist

2010 New News Survey Participant

Expired Meter
What it’s about: Parking tickets, red light camera tickets and generally about driving and parking in and around Chicago.
Started: 03/01/2008
Contact: Mike B., The Parking Ticket Geek/Editor

Twitter: ticketgeek

2010 New News Survey Participant

Feast of Fun
What it’s about: Feast of Fun is a hot mix of social news, rising trends, in-depth interviews and live music sessions- the best of the net in real-time.
Started: 02/01/2005
Contact: Fausto Fernós, Co-host/ Executive Producer

Twitter: feastoffun

2010 New News Survey Participant

Ferdy on Films, etc.
What it’s about: Film reviews and commentary
Started: 12/1/05
Contact: Marilyn Ferdinand

Twitter: FerdyonFilms

Forgotten Chicago
What it’s about: Forgotten elements of our city’s infrastructure, architecture, neighborhoods, and general cityscape.
Started: 2007
Contact: Mike Damian, Outreach/Co-Founder

Forgotten Chicago
1848 W. Chase
Chicago, IL 60640

Twitter: forgottenchi

2010 New News Survey Participant

FOX Chicago News
What it’s about: Chicago news
Started: 1998
Contact: Kirsten Miller, Senior Web Producer

FOX Chicago News
205 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

Twitter: foxchicago

2010 New News Survey Participant

Gapers Block
What it’s about: Chicago news, events and other things of note
Started: 4/1/03
Contact: Andrew Huff, Editor & Publisher

P.O. Box 13524
Chicago, IL 60613

Twitter: gapersblock

2010 New News Survey Participant

Getting Real
What it’s about: The Chicago Real Estate Scene
Started: 03/01/2008
Contact: Gary Lucido, President

Lucid Realty
822 W. Village Ct.
Chicago, IL 60608

2010 New News Survey Participant

Going Public
What it’s about: Blog about CTA news and issues
Started: 06/01/2009
Contact: Tracy Swartz, Reporter

435 N. Michigan Ave., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Twitter: tracyswartz

2010 New News Survey Participant

Green Parent Chicago
What it’s about: Eco-friendly and off the mainstream news, events and activities for green living and natural family living in Chicago
Started: 4/1/08
Contact: Christine S. Escobar, Founder and Editor, Lead Writer

Twitter: greenparentchgo

2010 New News Survey Participant

Greg Hinz blog at Crain’s Chicago Business
What it’s about: Chicago-focused politics and government
Started: 10/1/08
Contact: Greg Hinz, Columnist Blogger

Crain’s Chicago Business
360 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

2010 New News Survey Participant

Hello Beautiful!
What it’s about: Architecture
Started: 2003
Contact: Edward Lifson

2010 New News Survey Participant

What it’s about: Community news in Hinsdale
Started: 9/1/06
Contact: Jim Slonoff, Publisher

7 W. First St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

2010 New News Survey Participant

Hot Potato
What it’s about: Hot Potato is the little stories that fill you up. We cover stories not picked up by major media outlets, and we publish high-quality soft and hard news stories with multi-media.
Started: 06/01/2008
Contact: Christopher Brinckerhoff, Publisher

Hot Potato
649 Salem Court
Palatine, IL 60074


2010 New News Survey Participant

Hyde Park Herald 
& Lakefront Outlook
What it’s about: News in the neighborhoods 
of Hyde Park and Bronzeville
Started: Herald in the ’90s; Outlook in 2009
Contact: Gabriel Piemonte, Editor

Herald Newspapers, Inc.
1435 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615

2010 New News Survey Participant

Hyde Park Progress
What it’s about: Local politics and culture
Started: 7/25/07
Contact: David Hoyt, Blog Administrator

I Hate My Developer
What it’s about: Developer/condo-related issues, urban pioneering and South Side observations
Started: 8/1/05
Contact: The Woodlawn Wonder

Twitter: WoodlawnWonder

2010 New News Survey Participant

Illinois Outdoors
What it’s about: Fishing, hunting, and the outdoors
Started: 01/01/2010
Contact: Don Dziedzina, President, Illinois Outdoors Inc.

Illinois Outdoors, Inc.
PO Box 713
New Lenox, IL 60451

2010 New News Survey Participant

Illinois Resource

What’s it about: A Funding Access Initiative striving to connect Illinois nonprofits and local units of government with the information and resources necessary to gain access to available federal funding opportunities.

2010 New News Survey Participant

Illinois Review
What it’s about: Conservative perspective on Illinois politics
Started: 11/1/05
Contact: Fran Eaton, Editor

P.O. Box 233
Oak Forest, IL 60452


Inside Online
What it’s about: General information, news & events
Started: insideronline in 1996; yournews in 2008
Contact: Ronald Roenigk, Publisher

Inside Publications
6221 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660

2010 New News Survey Participant

Journal of Ordinary Thought
What it’s about: Writing about family histories, personal experiences, and neighborhood issue by adults in the neighborhoods of Chicago.
Started: 1996
Contact: Hollen Reischer, Editor

Neighborhood Writing Alliance
1313 E. 60th St., Suite 238
Chicago, IL 60637

2010 New News Survey Participant

Keep Us Connected
What it’s about: AT&T’s discriminatory treatment of public, educational and government (PEG) access channels
Started: 2007
Contact: Michelle King, Business Manager

322 S. Green St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Twitter: cantvchicago

2010 New News Survey Participant

Lake Effect News
What it’s about: LEN is online community news site, much in the scope of a traditional neighborhood print newspaper. We cover crime, politics, development, education, and interesting neighborhood characters, events and organization on Chicago’s Far North Lakefront, including Rogers Park, West Ridge, Edgewater and Uptown.
Started: 05/19/2009
Contact: Lorraine Swanson, Editor/Publisher

Twitter: lakeeffectnews

2010 New News Survey Participant

Latina Voices
What it’s about: News, opinion, features and stories by or about Latina women
Started: Fall 2008
Contact: Teresa Puente, Founder


2010 New News Survey Participant

Latino Policy Forum E-Newsletter
What it’s about: Policy Information regarding Latinos
Started: 2008
Contact: Sara McElmurry, Communications Coordinator

20 E. Jackson Blvd. #1550
Chicago, IL 60604

Twitter: latinopolicy

2010 New News Survey Participant

What it’s about: Literary events & news in Chicago
Started: 5/1/06
Contact: Gretchen Kalwinski, Managing Editor

Live Here Oak Park
What it’s about: Online community, blog and forum for people living in and around Oak Park.
Started:June 2009
Contact: Becca Martin

Twitter: Oakparkerr

2010 New News Survey Participant

Logan Square Neighborhood 
What it’s about: The work of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association
Started: 2005
Contact: Monica G. Chavez, Technology 
and Communications Coordinator

2840 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618


2010 New News Survey Participant

Lynn Sweet Blog
What it’s about: President Obama, Michelle, Congress and Chicago interests in Washington
Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief

Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times
1206 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045

Marathon Pundit
What it’s about: Politics, local and national
Contact: John Ruberry, Blogger


2010 New News Survey Participant

McHenry County Blog
What it’s about: McHenry County and Illinois news and politics
Started: 10/1/05
Contact: Cal Skinner

Me & My Shadow: A Life in Chicago
What it’s about: Personal accounts chronicaling the histories of Chicago
Started: 11/01/2009
Contact: Frances O’Cherony Archer, Consultant

Content First, Inc.
P.O. Box 2723
Glenview, IL 60025-6723

Twitter: Content1st

2010 New News Survey Participant

Metropolitan Planning Council Blog
What it’s about: The blog focuses on regional growth and development best practices and policy reforms, and regularly touches on topics related to affordable housing, transportation, urban design, and water supply. It is written by the staff of the Metropolitan Planning Council, a nonprofit dedicated to helping shape a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region.
Started: 2009
Contact: Mandy Burrell Booth, Assistant Communications Director

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

Twitter: Metroplanners

2010 New News Survey Participant

Mindful Metropolis
What it’s about: News & Lifestyle Journalism Catering to Chicago’s Conscious Community
Started: 05/01/2009
Contact: Richard McGinnis, Publisher

Mindful Metropolis
2020 N California, Suite 7#165
Chicago, IL 60647

Twitter: MindfulMetro

2010 New News Survey Participant

Music Box
What it’s about: Music and Pop Culture
Started: 06/01/1994
Contact: John Metzger, Editor

The Music Box
PO Box 3911
Oak Park, IL 60303-3911

Twitter: musicboxonline

2010 New News Survey Participant

Near West Side Community 
Development Corporation
What it’s about: community news
Started: 2006

216 S. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

New Communities
What it’s about: Chicago
Started: 2004
Contact: Gordon Walek, Communications Manager

1 N. LaSalle St., 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Video: LISC New Communities and LISCTu –

2010 New News Survey Participant

What it’s about: Neighborhood news
Started: 1996
Contact: Brian Hieggelke, Editor/Publisher

Newcity Communications, Inc.
770 N. Halsted St., Suite 303
Chicago, IL 60622

Twitter: newcity

2010 New News Survey Participant

What’s it about? Newstips is a grassroots news service providing journalists with stories and sources from Chicago-area nonprofits and community organizations.
Started: 1989
Contact: Curtis Black

Newstips Editor
Community Media Workshop
at Columbia College Chicago
600 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Twitter: chicagonewstips

2010 New News Survey Participant

Notes From North Sheridan
What it’s about: The college and new resident’s perspective on life in Chicago
Started: 2009

2010 New News Survey Participant

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