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EveryBlock Set For A Comeback

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Hyperlocal news site EveryBlock will come back to life on Thursday, just shy of one year since it was abruptly shuttered by NBC last February. Muc...

Tap Into Chicago Summer Vibes With These iPhone Apps

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison

Smartphones are basically personal computers that can be carried around in our pockets. Explore Chicago's outdoor destinations with these great iPhone apps.

Wanted: Geeky, Wonkish Scribe for Chicago Mayor

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Wanted: Mayoral candidates who understand the power of data to improve government and empower Democracy. Must view city employment as public service and embrace Gov2.0.

As Dots Connect, Whole Emerges for Future of News

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

The online dots are quickly connecting. Gov2.0 entrepreneurs are building a strong backbone for a hyperlocal new stream. And much of the innovation is seated here in Chicago.

Young Voices in The Future of News -- Connection, Conversation, Community

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

It's time for young journalists and, just as important, young technologists to show how news is expanding and being re-defined in a world under Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

EveryBlock Acquired By

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CHICAGO — As they try to stay relevant in the digital age, some very big news companies are starting to focus on very small beats. On Monday th...

Chicago News Blogs Have Put Enough Skin in the Game

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

For nearly two decades, newspapers have been challenged to evolve into knowledge-based organizations capable of adapting to the innovations of the Web. Instead of progressing, they've been traded as chits in a greedy money-grab game by short-sighted media conglomerates.