ChicagoNow is an online community created by Chicagoans for Chicagoans.
More than 10 million of us call ourselves Chicagoans. Some of us live in the city proper, many of us live in the suburbs and more than a few live a plane ride away. Our stories vary, but all of us are connected to Chicago. ChicagoNow is where we connect to each other online and share our interests.
Every day, our bloggers post dozens of entries about all things Chicago. One day you might read about CTA fare cuts, see photos of a new bar in Pilsen or watch an interview with Jay Cutler. The next day you might read about Mayor Emanuel, Boystown or watch Miss Illinois work out.
It’s our bloggers’ job to lead the conversation on Chicago. We encourage you to join the conversation by commenting on their posts. Many of our bloggers are also on Twitter and host their own meet-ups offline. To find out more about our bloggers, including how to contact them directly, please see their individual about pages.
We are always looking for more bloggers to join ChicagoNow. If you have an existing blog or an idea for a blog, we’d like to hear from you. Please email us directly.
ChicagoNow launched in August 2009 and is owned by the Chicago Tribune Media Group. The site is run by community manager Jimmy Greenfield and web developers based in downtown Chicago.
ChicagoNow should belong to its contributors and users. We want the community to evolve as they see fit. To foster that evolution, we impose as few rules as possible–certainly fewer and different ones than we have on chicagotribune.com. You can read what we expect in our blogger guidelines, community guidelines and comments policy.