With my News Challenge grant, I’m starting a project called EveryBlock that aggregates local news for specific cities. We’ve been working on EveryBlock for a couple of months now, and things are starting to come together nicely.

We’ve got a crack team of four working on the project: designer Wilson Miner, people person Dan O’Neil, developer Paul Smith and yours truly.

We’re based in Chicago and share office space in the Loop with a great local cartographer and Chicago historian. Our office windows overlook the El tracks — as Elwood Blues would say, the trains go by “so often that you won’t even notice it.”

If you’re interested in getting notified when our site has been made public, please do send an e-mail to info at everyblock.com to say hello.