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.

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These Chicago-Centric Old Slang Words Don’t Make Us Look Very Good

Have you ever heard of a "Chicago bankroll" or a "Chicago typewriter"?

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In First Term As Mayor, Lightfoot’s Schools Agenda To Include Overhaul Of Budgets, Campus Policing

Lori Lightfoot’s transition committees presented recommendations for the mayor-elect’s agenda Friday.

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South Side’s First Food Hall Opens In Pullman Featuring 3 African-American Chefs: ‘We Did Something Here. We Really Did’

Laine's Bake Shop, Exquisite Catering and Events and Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine set up shop in the 111th Gateway Retail Center.