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.

Gold Coast »

John Cox runs on bonafides learned from his mother, a former Chicago schoolteacher.

Lincoln Square »

Growing corn is easy. Protecting it from critters is hard.

South Loop »

"It's become a movement; it's become a symbol of women empowerment."

Near West Side »

Performers include a male contortionist and Guinness World Record holder for fastest club juggling.

West Town »

The deadline to sign up your dog is this Tuesday, and all dogs must be registered with the city.

Downtown »

Lifeguards saved a child, there's a pour-your-own-beer taproom coming and more.

Lincoln Square »

Tomato hornworms are a major garden pest, until wasps lay eggs on them and eat them from the inside out.

Downtown »

Havas wants its employees to share their "good fortune" in getting a day off by donating to SocialWorks.

Downtown »

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says people over the age of 18 should ditch the ketchup.

Humboldt Park »

Jeff Zimmermann's artwork has a recurring theme: hot dogs ... with no ketchup.

Downtown »

Learn all about Chicago's hot dog love affair. It's more beautiful than it sounds.

Wicker Park »

"We are just cleaning up. I know how rumors get around in this day and age," bar owner said.