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
Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Rash of Wheel, Tire and Catalytic Converter Thefts on North Side Prompts Police Alert

Police recommend parking in well-lit areas and installing a car alarm set to go off at the slightest amount of motion.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Vic Mensa’s ‘Anti-Bait Truck’ Will Hand Out Thousands Of Gym Shoes To Kids At Site Of Controversial Police Sting

The project comes after police used a "bait truck" full of shoes to arrest people in Englewood.