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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Expungement Clinic, Job Fair Saturday Aims To Help Those Hurt By The War On Drugs Benefit From Legal Weed Business

People can get help clearing non-violent offenses, find jobs and learn how social equity applicants can enter the industry.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Girl, 11, Escapes After Man Tries To Pull Her Into His Car In West Englewood, Police Say

The girl ran off and the man tried to chase her during the Wednesday incident, police said.

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Puppy Stolen From Animal Rescue Is Found On Street

The puppy, Smarties, has been returned to the Anti-Cruelty Society.