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.

South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published
Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

A 300-Person Party In Wicker Park Got Shut Down Over The Weekend, City Says

The "dangerous and unlicensed commercial party" was shut down and the organizers cited, the city said.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Home Run Inn, St. Sabina Team Up For ‘Giving Tuesday’ Pizza Giveaway

The event kicks off the pizzeria's month-long pizza donation drive for first responders and families in need.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge Over Lake Shore Drive To Be Replaced With Accessible Overpass

A new bridge that's accessible to wheelchairs and bikes will replace the existing bridge over Lake Shore Drive and the Metra tracks at 43rd Street.