Renowned artist Theaster Gates is transforming a shuttered Grant Crossing school into an art incubator.Courtesy of Place Lab; Lee Edwards/Block Club Chicago

Theaster Gates Turning Shuttered School Into An Art Incubator In Grand Crossing

Check out renderings of the project that is currently underway and should be complete by 2020.

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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.

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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.