Crabby Golightly

http://www.crabbygolightly.com
What it’s about: Reaction to pop culture and news
Started: January 2008
Contact: E. Coady, Publisher/ Editor
crabby@crabbygolightly.com

Video: www.crabbygolightly.com/mt/youtube/
Twitter: Crabbygolightly

2010 New News Survey Participant

CTA Tattler

www.ctatattler.com
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
kjoneil84@gmail.com

Twitter: kjo84

2010 New News Survey Participant

Daywatch: Chicago Tribune

www.chicagotribune.com/daywatch
What it’s about: Daily e-mail news briefing
Started: 1999
Contact: Charlie Meyerson, Senior Producer
cmeyerson@comcast.net

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

Twitter: Daywatch

Deep Dish

http://marcharshbarger.blogspot.com/
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
deepdishdrama@aol.com

Deep Dish
4538 North Bernard Street
Chicago, IL 60625

Twitter: Deep_Dish

2010 New News Survey Participant

District 299

www.district299.com
What it’s about: Chicago schools (elementary and secondary)
Started: 2006
Contact: Alexander Russo, Creator
alexanderrusso@gmail.com
Twitter: district299

2010 New News Survey Participant

Driftless Area

www.driftlessarea.blogspot.com
What it’s about: Finding nature in the Chicago area
Started: 02/01/2007
Contact: Bob Dolgan, Editor
sportsshrike@yahoo.com

2010 New News Survey Participant

Edgewater Community Buzz

www.edgewatercb.blogspot.com
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
hollywoodbeach60640@gmail.com

2010 New News Survey Participant

Evanston Now

http://evanstonnow.com
What it’s about: Online newspaper for Evanston, Ill.
Started: 04/01/2006
Contact: Bill Smith, Publisher
bill@evanstonnow.com

Evanston Now LLC
1726 Wesley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60201

Video: http://www.youtube.com/EvanstonNow

2010 New News Survey Participant

EveryBlock

chicago.everyblock.com
What it’s about: Neighborhood news for Chicago and 10 other cities
Started: 1/1/08
Contact: Adrian Holovaty, Founder
adrian@everyblock.com

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

Twitter: everyblock

2010 New News Survey Participant

Examiner.com

www.examiner.com/chicago
What it’s about: Full-service news, arts, entertainment, neighborhood site
Contact: Neil Tesser, Journalist
neiltesser@gmail.com

2010 New News Survey Participant

Expired Meter

www.theexpiredmeter.com
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
info@theexpiredmeter.com

Twitter: ticketgeek

2010 New News Survey Participant

Feast of Fun

http://www.feastoffun.com
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
mail@feastoffun.com

Video: http://www.youtube.com/feastoffun
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feastoffools/
Twitter: feastoffun

2010 New News Survey Participant

Ferdy on Films, etc.

www.ferdyonfilms.com
What it’s about: Film reviews and commentary
Started: 12/1/05
Contact: Marilyn Ferdinand
marilynferdinand@comcast.net

Twitter: FerdyonFilms

Forgotten Chicago

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

Forgotten Chicago
1848 W. Chase
Chicago, IL 60640

Photos: http://www.flickr.com/groups/forgottenchicago
Twitter: forgottenchi

2010 New News Survey Participant

FOX Chicago News

http://www.myfoxchicago.com
What it’s about: Chicago news
Started: 1998
Contact: Kirsten Miller, Senior Web Producer
kirsten.miller@foxtv.com

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

Twitter: foxchicago

2010 New News Survey Participant

Gapers Block

www.gapersblock.com
What it’s about: Chicago news, events and other things of note
Started: 4/1/03
Contact: Andrew Huff, Editor & Publisher
ah@gapersblock.com

P.O. Box 13524
Chicago, IL 60613

Photos: www.flickr.com/groups/gapers_block
Twitter: gapersblock

2010 New News Survey Participant

Getting Real

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-real-estate-getting-real/
What it’s about: The Chicago Real Estate Scene
Started: 03/01/2008
Contact: Gary Lucido, President
info@lucidrealty.com

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

2010 New News Survey Participant

Going Public

www.redeyechicago.com/goingpublic
What it’s about: Blog about CTA news and issues
Started: 06/01/2009
Contact: Tracy Swartz, Reporter
tswartz@tribune.com

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

Twitter: tracyswartz

2010 New News Survey Participant

Green Parent Chicago

www.greenparentchicago.typepad.com
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
editors@greenparentchicago.com

Twitter: greenparentchgo

2010 New News Survey Participant

Greg Hinz blog at Crain’s Chicago Business

www.chicagobusiness.com/hinz
What it’s about: Chicago-focused politics and government
Started: 10/1/08
Contact: Greg Hinz, Columnist Blogger
ghinz@crain.com

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

2010 New News Survey Participant

Hello Beautiful!

www.edwardlifson.com
What it’s about: Architecture
Started: 2003
Contact: Edward Lifson
ELifson@gmail.com

2010 New News Survey Participant

Hinsdalean

www.thehinsdalean.com
What it’s about: Community news in Hinsdale
Started: 9/1/06
Contact: Jim Slonoff, Publisher
jslonoff@thehinsdalean.com

7 W. First St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

2010 New News Survey Participant

Hot Potato

http://www.playhotpotato.wordpress.com/
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
hotpotatonews@gmail.com

Hot Potato
649 Salem Court
Palatine, IL 60074

Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/u2christopher?feature=mhw4
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30973745@N07/

2010 New News Survey Participant

Hyde Park Herald 
& Lakefront Outlook

www.hpherald.com
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
g.piemo@hpherald.com

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

2010 New News Survey Participant

Hyde Park Progress

www.hydeparkprogress.blogspot.com
What it’s about: Local politics and culture
Started: 7/25/07
Contact: David Hoyt, Blog Administrator
chicago.pop@gmail.com

I Hate My Developer

www.ihatemydeveloper.blogspot.com
What it’s about: Developer/condo-related issues, urban pioneering and South Side observations
Started: 8/1/05
Contact: The Woodlawn Wonder
Natasha_Chicago@yahoo.com

Twitter: WoodlawnWonder

2010 New News Survey Participant

Illinois Outdoors

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/illinois-outdoors/
What it’s about: Fishing, hunting, and the outdoors
Started: 01/01/2010
Contact: Don Dziedzina, President, Illinois Outdoors Inc.
iloutdoors@comcast.net

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

2010 New News Survey Participant

Illinois Resource

http://www.illinoisresources.net

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.
Contact: info@illinoisresources.net

2010 New News Survey Participant

Illinois Review

www.illinoisreview.typepad.com
What it’s about: Conservative perspective on Illinois politics
Started: 11/1/05
Contact: Fran Eaton, Editor
featon@illinoisreview.com

P.O. Box 233
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Video: http://www.youtube.com/illinoisreview

Inside Online

www.yournews.com
What it’s about: General information, news & events
Started: insideronline in 1996; yournews in 2008
Contact: Ronald Roenigk, Publisher
inside@britsys.net

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

2010 New News Survey Participant

Journal of Ordinary Thought

http://www.jot.org/journal_of_ordinary_thought.php
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
hreischer@jot.org

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

2010 New News Survey Participant

Keep Us Connected

http://www.keepusconnected.org
What it’s about: AT&T’s discriminatory treatment of public, educational and government (PEG) access channels
Started: 2007
Contact: Michelle King, Business Manager
mking@cantv.org

CAN TV
322 S. Green St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Twitter: cantvchicago

2010 New News Survey Participant

Lake Effect News

www.lakeeffectnews.com
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
lswanson@lakeeffectnews.com

Twitter: lakeeffectnews

2010 New News Survey Participant

Latina Voices

http://latina-voices.com/wp04/
What it’s about: News, opinion, features and stories by or about Latina women
Started: Fall 2008
Contact: Teresa Puente, Founder
tpuente@colum.edu
WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW http://bit.ly/cIdnQw

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tcpuente

2010 New News Survey Participant

Latino Policy Forum E-Newsletter

www.latinopolicyforum.org
What it’s about: Policy Information regarding Latinos
Started: 2008
Contact: Sara McElmurry, Communications Coordinator
smcelmurry@latinopolicyforum.org

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

Twitter: latinopolicy

2010 New News Survey Participant

Literago

www.literago.org
What it’s about: Literary events & news in Chicago
Started: 5/1/06
Contact: Gretchen Kalwinski, Managing Editor
editors@literago.org

Live Here Oak Park

www.livehereoakpark.com
What it’s about: Online community, blog and forum for people living in and around Oak Park.
Started:June 2009
Contact: Becca Martin
livehereoakpark@gmail.com

Twitter: Oakparkerr

2010 New News Survey Participant

Logan Square Neighborhood 
Association

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

2840 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Video: www.youtube.com/user/lsnanet

2010 New News Survey Participant

Lynn Sweet Blog

www.blogs.suntimes.com/sweet
What it’s about: President Obama, Michelle, Congress and Chicago interests in Washington
Started:
2/1/06
Contact:
Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief
lsweet3022@aol.com

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

Marathon Pundit

www.marathonpundit.blogspot.com
What it’s about: Politics, local and national
Started:1/1/05
Contact: John Ruberry, Blogger
john.ruberry@sbcglobal.net

Twitter:marathonpundit

2010 New News Survey Participant

McHenry County Blog

www.mchenrycountyblog.com
What it’s about: McHenry County and Illinois news and politics
Started: 10/1/05
Contact: Cal Skinner
calskinner2@gmail.com

Me & My Shadow: A Life in Chicago

http://francesarcher.wordpress.com
What it’s about: Personal accounts chronicaling the histories of Chicago
Started: 11/01/2009
Contact: Frances O’Cherony Archer, Consultant
content1st@gmail.com

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

Twitter: Content1st

2010 New News Survey Participant

Metropolitan Planning Council Blog

http://www.metroplanning.org/news-events/blog-posts/
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
mburrell@metroplanning.org
WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW http://bit.ly/burrellvideo

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

Audio: http://www.metroplanning.org/multimedia/audio/
Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/MetroplanningChicago
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/metroplanning/
Twitter: Metroplanners

2010 New News Survey Participant

Mindful Metropolis

www.mindfulmetropolis.com
What it’s about: News & Lifestyle Journalism Catering to Chicago’s Conscious Community
Started: 05/01/2009
Contact: Richard McGinnis, Publisher
richard@mindfulmetropolis.com

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

Twitter: MindfulMetro

2010 New News Survey Participant

Music Box

http://www.musicbox-online.com/
What it’s about: Music and Pop Culture
Started: 06/01/1994
Contact: John Metzger, Editor
editor@musicbox-online.com

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

Twitter: musicboxonline

2010 New News Survey Participant

Near West Side Community 
Development Corporation

www.nearwestsidecdc.org/home.aspx
What it’s about: community news
Started: 2006

216 S. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

New Communities

www.newcommunities.org
What it’s about: Chicago
Started: 2004
Contact: Gordon Walek, Communications Manager
gwalek@lisc.org

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

Video: LISC New Communities and LISCTu – http://www.youtube.com/newcommunities
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/lisc-chicago

2010 New News Survey Participant

Newcity

www.newcity.com
What it’s about: Neighborhood news
Started: 1996
Contact: Brian Hieggelke, Editor/Publisher
brian@newcity.com

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

Twitter: newcity

2010 New News Survey Participant

Newstips

www.communitymediaworkshop.org/newstips/
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
curtis@newstips.org

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

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/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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