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
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Here’s Where You Can Vote Early And Safely Drop Off Vote-By-Mail Ballots In Chicago (MAP)

Early voting will kick off Oct. 1 and officials will start sending out vote-by-mail ballots Sept. 24.

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

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Wants You To Support Musicians This Weekend — Just Don’t Mob Their In-Person Concerts

Saturday's concerts will be livestreamed from the Logan Center on the University of Chicago campus. Sunday afternoon's performances will be livestreamed and held at 18 locations throughout Hyde Park.

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How Can We Save Chicago Kids From Spiking Gun Violence? ‘We Need All Hands On Deck,’ Mediators, Activists Say

Nearly four dozen children younger than 18 — including babies and toddlers — have been shot to death this year amid a surge of gun violence across Chicago.