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What a year

Last December, ChicagoNow was just an idea. Now it is a living, breathing website that is home to 154 blogs and thousands of users. We’re on track to hit 8 million pageviews this month, and our radio show on WGN 720 is getting its groove. ChicagoNow has exceeded everyone’s expectations, including our own. As always,... Read more »

ChicagoNow Radio to air on WGN Radio 720, starting this Saturday

A few weeks ago, WGN Radio 720  asked us if we wanted to do a radio show with them. We said yes–because really, who turns down one of the nation’s greatest radio stations? ChicagoNow Radio, a new kind of talk show for Chicago, launches this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. Most weeks the show... Read more »

The numbers--and a new baby--are in

Just dropping a quick note to share our latest success story with you. We crunched the numbers this morning for our site traffic in June. As Bill would say, it was tremendous. ChicagoNow had 702,000 pageviews in June. Of those, 342,000 (49 %) were local pageviews. The site also had 348,000 visitors in June, with... Read more »

ChicagoNow development update

This week we’re rolling out several more blogs, covering topics including fashion, health, parenting, food and politics from both sides of the aisle. Today we will be one huge step closer towards lifting the “beta” off our site. Our developer, Byrne Reese,  will drop a new release this afternoon to address many bug issues and... Read more »

Twelve hours later...

It was a big day for ChicagoNow as we held our breath this morning and took the password off the beta site. We thought the response would be good–but in truth it was better than we imagined. Even the criticism was good and will make us better. Within minutes of the password coming off, several... Read more »

Now on version 0.7 of ChicagoNow

Really big update today. Not only did we release the latest version of ChicagoNow, but we also migrated our entire network to a new cluster of servers which will be our home for the forseeable future. That caused a lot of little problems during the day, but we think we’re past them now and on... Read more »