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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Less Than 30 Percent Of Chicagoans Who Asked For Lead-Testing Kit Got Results, Officials Say

Data gathered as part of a study of 510 homes found that 22 percent of residences with new water meters had elevated levels of lead, the mayor’s office announced last week

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After Developer Nixes Demolition Plans, City Has Until Next Year To Make A Decision On Controversial Pilsen Historic Landmark District

Instead of razing three buildings on 18th Street, the developer now plans to rehab the buildings. Previously the Landmarks Commission and City Council would've been forced to make a decision on the district by August.

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Pilsen Nonprofit’s 45-Unit Affordable Apartment Plan Gets Mixed Reaction From Neighbors

If approved, the $20 million affordable housing building would be built at 1850 S. Racine Ave.