A new memorial at Ping Tom Memorial Park was finished for just two days before someone vandalized it. [GoFundMe]

New Chinatown Mural Vandalized With ‘XXXTENTACION’ Tag Just 2 Days After Artists Finished It

In the wake of the vandalism, the Chinatown community rallied together to raise money to fix — and seal — the mural.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

Hyde Park Students Want Chicago To Ban Styrofoam — And With Some Help From A Former Governor, City Hall Is Listening

With help from former Gov. Pat Quinn, a group of Ray Elementary sixth graders took the unusual step of submitting their own ordinance to City Council.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Bucktown Arts Fest Will Bring 100+ Artists To Holstein Park This Weekend

There is no entry fee, but proceeds from donations and beer sales will support Friends of Holstein Park, local artists and projects in local classrooms.