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Block Club Blog

About this feature

The Block Club is DNAinfo Chicago's blog. It's a place for fun things we see on the internet — or in the neighborhoods. Feel free to loiter.

Downtown »

Tired of hearing bad news about Chicago? Here are some great things happening in the neighborhoods. 

Logan Square »

Seth Larson found the animal running around Diversey and Central Park avenues earlier this week.

Downtown »

Would you be willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a now-extinct Portillo's cake?

Logan Square »

Johnston Avenue, now called Lyndale Street, is referred to as the longest block in this old photo.

Downtown »

The average price of gas in Chicago is $2.43 per gallon now, but that could rise soon.

Wicker Park »

This 1940s film lauds the skyline's "eye for practical stability as well as beauty of design."

South Loop »

The annual McCormick Place event runs Feb. 11 through Feb. 20.

O'Hare »

Seventy-five years ago, O'Hare saved the aircraft carrier Lexington from nine Japanese bombers.

Austin »

Marijuana is the most commonly found illegal drug found in drivers after crashes.

Downtown »

A short look at the long history of the annual car show.

Downtown »

The city is second-highest in the nation for the unhitched.

Lincoln Square »

A Valentine's campaign is asking riders to #lovethebus.

Lincoln Square »

The bookstore is playing matchmaker with adventurous readers.

Logan Square »

The sentimental, half-naked portraits in the window next to The Whistler are a neighborhood favorite.