Engadget: Google’s Waze-like app for public transit hits five more cities

Engadget: Google’s Waze-like app for public transit hits five more cities. “Last year, Google incubator Area 120 announced a public transit app that works in a similar way to Waze. Users of Pigeon report transit information to help others know if they’re likely to face delays or other issues. Until now, it’s only been available in New York City, but as of today, it’s going live in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.”

Google Blog: Meet the most loved restaurants on Google

Google Blog: Meet the most loved restaurants on Google. “Are you on the hunt for the best deep dish pizza in Chicago? Or fresh guava pastries in Los Angeles? Now we have a list for that! To help you hunt down the greatest places to eat or drink in town, we started the Local Favorites lists. These lists highlight the most loved restaurants in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City.”

Chicago Sun-Times: The FBI Files

Chicago Sun-Times: The FBI Files . “The Chicago Sun-Times has compiled FBI records on people and groups with ties to, or of particular interest to, the Chicago region and Illinois. They can be viewed through this portal, with new ones to be added regularly. Beside shining a light on historical events and people and giving a glimpse of how law enforcement operates, some of the files, as you’ll see, are just plain entertaining.”

Block Club Chicago: Has Your Alderman Been Indicted? New Website Highlights The History Of Corruption In City Hall — And Hopes You’ll Hold New Leaders Accountable

Block Club Chicago: Has Your Alderman Been Indicted? New Website Highlights The History Of Corruption In City Hall — And Hopes You’ll Hold New Leaders Accountable. “Currently, there’s one sitting alderman that is under federal indictment. Sadly, ending up in jail is a common occurrence for Chicago’s leaders — and now South Side journalism lab City Bureau is making it easier for residents to know if their elected alderman is in trouble with he law. City Bureau’s new website… includes information on the aldermen who lead all 50 of Chicago’s wards, as well as the history of political corruption in each ward. Simply plug in your address and find out what your alderman (past or present) has been up to.”

WTTW: New ‘Get Outside’ Map Features 350 Places to Enjoy Nature in Chicago

WTTW: New ‘Get Outside’ Map Features 350 Places to Enjoy Nature in Chicago. “Chicago-based environmental nonprofit Openlands recently launched a ‘Get Outside Map’ that serves as an interactive guide to hundreds of outdoor sites in and around the city, including parks, forest preserves, hiking trails, picnic shelters and more.”