Submit a Story.

The Sounds is for and about the people in its communities – and we rely on residents to send in news and photos about neighborhood events and organizations. We do not have journalists on staff!

So, please share what’s going on. We love to publish stories about the local schools, girl scouts and boy scouts, award winners, reunions, events, new businesses, and milestones like births and weddings. Neighborhood associations can share information on upcoming events or recent meetings.

Articles can be up to 600 words in length. Please include a short title, byline, contact name, and e-mail address. It’s best to send the text in the body of an email, but you can also attach a Word file. Based on content and space, submitted articles may be edited.

Photographs should be submitted via email as an attachment and formatted as a JPG or TIF file (best at 300 dpi). Please identify the people in the photograph, if possible. If you request a photography credit, you must specify that in the email.

Submit your stories and photographs to the Managing Editor at

If you cannot submit via email, please mail it to:

The Sounds
Managing Editor
4541 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646


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~Helen & Ken