The Windy Citizen brings Chicagoans the best of the local web by letting them share, rate and discuss their favorite local news, photos, videos and more. It’s a crowd-powered front page for the Windy City.
Members vote up and down the latest submissions and the most popular ones float to the top. It’s a mechanism appropriated from popular tech news sites and applied to a brand new problem, local. Quirky blog commentary, spot photography and round-ups of upcoming events are getting play alongside the most interesting stories from the local press. Citizen journalists who go local now have a new tool to build their audience.