Born in the 47th Ward, Midnight Circus celebrates a dozen years!

Thanks to Jeff Jenkins, Founder & Artistic Director, Midnight Circus Jeff Jenkins and Julie Greenberg were spending time in Welles Park with their one-year- old son Maxwell, like they did most days, when they learned of the ongoing fundraising efforts to help rebuild the playground.Read more

19th and 20th District Community Policing Programs Host Special Events and Beat Meetings in May

by Peter von Buol For those interested in neighborhood safety, the Chicago Police Department’s Community Policing (CAPS) program remains a valuable resource for 47th Ward residents. In addition to their regularly-scheduled beat meetings, the 19th District and the 20th District community relations offices are hostingRead more

A Decade of Progress: The 47th Ward’s Neighborhood Public Schools

The neighborhoods of the 47th ward are great places to live and raise a family because of their parks, access to transit, activities for children, and perhaps most significantly, the strong public schools. Yet a decade ago, only one of the neighborhood elementary schools andRead more

Crime in 47th Ward Rises for Third Year in a Row

by Peter von Buol Last year, for the third consecutive year, the reported incidents of crime throughout the 47th Ward increased significantly, according to the authors of an exclusive crime study compiled for the Schulter Foundation. The study was written by the editors of popularRead more