The 40th Ward and and 47th Ward alderman web sites are two great sources for North Side news in many neighborhoods of North Center, Lincoln Square and Edgewater. As a Lincoln Square resident and real estate broker I often read the 40th and 47th Ward sites for official city news and community updates. I also receive weekly e-newsletters from the 47th Ward office.
The 40th Ward is a particularly good news aggregate for city information. The 47th Ward site lists many hyper-local events from schools, churches, restaurants, civic groups and retailers. The two web sites are excellent sources if you live in the areas between West Irving Park Road to West Peterson and North Clark Street to the river.