Roman Villarreal, 69, stands in front of his art studio “Nine 3” in South Chicago on a cloudy afternoon in May. Kimberly Jin/Block Club Chicago

Can Art Revive South Chicago? These Artists Are Trying To Infuse New Life Into The Neighborhood

Devastated by the downturn of the steel industry, artists are working to revitalize South Chicago by transforming vacant buildings into art studios.

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Coronavirus All Around Chicago Is Rising — But The City’s Flat For Now, Top Doctor Says

"The main thing is all around us, cases are on the incline. ... We look good in Chicago right now, but Chicago doesn't have a wall around it."

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The Taste of Chicago Is Back As The ‘Taste of Chicago To-Go’

Instead of a massive event in Grant Park, this year’s Taste will go virtual with community meals hosted by Chicago residents, online cooking classes, and music and dance events.