Your neighborhood news is back, Chicago!

Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit, neighborhood news organization started by former editors and reporters at DNAinfo Chicago. We're dedicated to delivering reliable, nonpartisan and essential coverage of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods.

 By embedding reporters in the communities we serve and engaging with our audience both online and off, Block Club Chicago is able to find and tell the stories that are often overlooked or neglected by traditional news media.

Want to help before our official launch this spring? You can support us here.

Block Club Chicago runs on Civil.

Civil is a self-governing marketplace that powers a free and sustainable press, while taking advertisers and other third parties out of the equation. Its platform supports independently run newsrooms focused on producing local, investigative and policy journalism.

Civil’s blockchain-based model enables a more direct, transparent connection between Citizens and Newsmakers and strengthens protections for journalists against censorship and intellectual property disputes.

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