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Block Club Chicago
Block Club Chicago

Block Club Chicago was founded in 2017 by former DNAinfo Chicago editors after that site shurt down. It launched with funding from 3,000 kickstarter backers and support from Civil. Revenue: Donations.

Who is in charge?

Shamus Tommey

Job title

Editor-in-chief, co-founder

City

Chicago

State

IL

Year launched

2017

Tax status

  • Nonprofit 501c3

Other geographic focus

Multiple neighborhoods in large Metro area