Mariela Bertorelli, founder of Upcycling Colors, with board member Susan Lipe. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

Shuttered Currency Exchange Sees New Life As ‘Rescue Center’ For School Supplies

"I see what we do as rescuing school supplies by redistributing from where there is so much to where there is not," said Upcycling Colors' founder Mariela Bertorelli.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published
Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Esam Hani’s New Logan Square Sports Bar To Open By January

Patrons can expect lots of TVs and a Tex-Mex menu at the new bar, called The Old Plank.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Family Fighting To Add Garage To Historic Home For Daughter In Wheelchair Told To Wait A Month For Decision

A neighborhood association that opposes the garage has said it could damage the historic integrity of the Old Town Triangle Landmark District.

Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which blog post is published

Fight Is On To Save One Of Bronzeville’s Links To Its Past, The Boston Store Stable

The Boston Store Stable has ties to Chicago's architectural and mercantile history, and also has links to Bronzeville's rich past.