Remember when… God this makes me feel like I am getting older. Well I am.
Remember when you grow up in you Chicago neighborhood and your neighborhood had its own local newspaper. I spent most of childhood growing up in Hyde Park Neighborhood just about three blocks from Lake Michigan in the 5400 block of Cornell Ave.
I remember in our house we always had the Hyde Park Herald Newspaper on the coffe table at some point in the week. The Hyde Park Herald did and does, report on what is going on in Hyde Park. Because of the change in the information age many community newspapers have closed their doors. Simply, they could no longer afford to operate.
Neighborhood newspapers functioned to let the communities know what is new in the neighborhood. What is going on at the local school? These newspapers put an emphasis on what is going right. Don’t get me wrong, they also report on problems in a neighborhood. Neighborhood newspapers do not engage in terror reporting to get reader incited, they look to do real honest reporting.
As so many neighborhood newspapers have long disappear I found a great newspaper that reports on Chicago Neighborhoods it is DNAInfo.com Chicago. DNAInfo.com was first launched in New York City. Shamus Toomey the Managing Editor has a long history of reporting in Chicago. Shamus was with the Chicago Sun-Times from 2003-2012. I first heard about DNAInfo.com while driving in my car listening to one of my favorite radio stations NPR. From the moment I heard the story I have been reading DNAInfo for what’s new and good in the neighborhoods.
Check it out. DNAInfo.com/chicago