Anna Wolak, 31, graduated from Malcolm X City Colleges as Valedictorian. The Noble Square resident earned her degree in mortuary science and plans to work in Chicago funeral homes. Hannah Alani / Block Club Chicago

Former Art Student Finds Her Calling In A Funeral Home: ‘We’re The Last To Put A Smile On Your Face’

Noble Square resident Anna Wolak discovered the artistry and compassion needed to work in the business of death — and fell in love.

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Logan Square Parking Spots Get A Green Makeover For A Day — And Firm Hopes To Make It Permanent

"You get the great benefit of having trees and shrubs as opposed to concrete and flood water," the owner of the design firm said. "It would go a long way in making Logan Square a greener place."

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Watch ‘The Voice’ Alum Meagan McNeal Wow CTA Green Line Riders With An Impromptu House Performance

The South Side mother of two performed DJ Dennis Ferrer's "Hey Hey," with her baby boy in a sling, delighting CTA passengers.