Local Independent News & Marketplace

Civic engagement and social awareness help local communities flourish and thrive!

That’s why Chi-Town Review offers this digital space for exploring Chicago’s most important social issues. Chi-Town Review is also powered by a digital marketplace that helps local socially-conscious consumers support local socially-conscious entrepreneurs and artists– their community.

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Chi-Town Review is Chicago’s digital source for local, independent news about urban issues that matter. We’re talking human rights, education, crime, injustice, politics and more.

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Chi-Town Review  features engaging interactives and digital storytelling. Get a deeper sense of the issues with charts, maps, videos and documents.

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Social engagement doesn’t doesn’t stop at news. You can support up-and-coming locals, or sell your own socially-conscious products in Chi-Town Review’s Smartketplace–a digital market where local entrepreneurs, artists and freelancers can sell their handmade, organic, eco-friendly or healthy work.

Smartketplace supports Chi-Town Review. That means that by shopping on Smartketplace and buying from a local vendor, you’re supporting two local businesses at the same time.


About the Editor

Vince Dixon is a Chicago-based journalist. He created Chi-Town Review in January 2013 while studying Digital Publishing as a grad student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He created Smartketplace in May 2014 as a way to support Chi-Town Review and make it grow. Stay tuned for new features, ideas and improvements.

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