Raul Bonilla Ortiz in front of the altar he created to honor the victims of Hurricane Maria.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Artist Honors 2,975 Killed In Puerto Rican Hurricane With Humboldt Park Art Show

Puerto Rican native and Logan Square resident Raul Ortiz Bonilla has an altar, as well as 20 small paintings, on display in Humboldt Park's boat house gallery to honor the 2,976 people who died.

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

In Fight For 40th Ward Seat, Ald. Pat O’Connor And Andre Vasquez Trade Barbs Over Each Other’s Past

More than 450 people attended Monday night's forum at Amundsen High School. This is the first runoff O’Connor has been in since first being elected to the 40th Ward seat in 1983.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Tous Les Jours, A French-Korean Bakery, To Make Wicker Park Its 2nd Chicago Location

Chicago's only other Tous Les Jours is in Chinatown, but Richard Kim hopes it's only a matter of time before the city is "clamoring for more."

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Miserable, Cold, Snowy Winter That Ends Wednesday … Wasn’t All That Worse Than Usual, As It Turns Out

Why did this winter feel so terrible? It was actually warmer than normal — but when bad weather hit, it was really bad.