Many Pieces, One Purpose mural in West Loop[Courtesy of Rich Alapack

Giant Planet Earth Mural Rises In West Loop In Response To Racist Graffiti

“Our society is too divided and I want to remind people to get along and help each other succeed,” the artist behind the tile mosaic said.

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.