A giant pelican, painted by Juan de la Mora, next to the Ashland el station on the Green Line. Lu Zhao / Block Club Chicago

Chicago’s Mural Registry Growing In Some Neighborhoods, But Art Vs. Graffiti Debate Leaves Others Behind

MAP: How many murals are registered in your neighborhood? Explore here.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published
Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Ahead Of Trump Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities, South Side Clery Offer Help To Immigrants: ‘You Are Not Alone’

The faith-based leaders want to connect immigrant families to legal help, mental health services and serve as a sanctuary to those who need it.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Northwestern Buying Entire Old Irving Park Block — Including The Former Sabatino’s Building

The shuttered Sabatino’s will be demolished along with The Fairbrother Funeral Home and two apartment buildings on Irving Park Road.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Tank Noodle Is Coming To Old Irving Park — With A Full Bar And Vietnamese Cocktails

The new location will have a cocktail menu that will feature Vietnamese drinks infused with alcohol.