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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As Trump Plans To Bring Border Patrol To Sanctuary Cities, Mayor Lightfoot Pushes Back: ‘We Will Not Be Bullied’

“If anyone thinks they can come here into our city and terrorize our residents into the shadows, let me say this: They have another thing coming," Lightfoot said.

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Here’s What You Can Buy At Gucci’s New Psychedelic Pop-Up Shop

The luxury retailer opened the disco ball-encrusted shop in an old drive-thru bank in the West Loop.