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
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Blue Line Trains To O’Hare Won’t Stop At Grand Avenue For 2 Days

Repairs are part of the CTA's "Your New Blue" project, which aims to update the 1950s-era Division, Chicago and Grand avenue train stops.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Asrai Garden To Bring 1999 Wicker Park To Fulton Market For Boutique’s 20-Year Anniversary

Miss Earwax Cafe, Jinx Cafe and the Boom Boom Room dance parties? You'll want to check out this celebration of '90s Wicker Park in Fulton Market.

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Chicago Reverend Who Fought For Civil Rights Donates MLK Letters, Protest Pins And More To Library

Rev. Martin L. Deppe began combining his religious work with pro-civil rights and anti-war activism in the 1960s.