Articles By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Uncharted Books Leaving Logan Square After 7 Years, Heading To Andersonville

Uncharted Books' last day on Milwaukee Avenue is Thursday, but it will reopen — with famous shop dog Ramona — July 1 in Andersonville.

South Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Black Girls Break Bread Brings Students In Mostly-White Schools Together To Share A Meal — And Empower Each Other

A Jones College Prep student brought the program to the school to unite black students and faculty members.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Uptown Elementary School-Turned Luxury Lofts A Symbol Of Neighborhood Reckoning, Gentrification

“We are sitting on the fulcrum of potentially becoming even more profoundly unequal than the city has already been."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

North Side Aldermanic Candidates Say An Elected Police Accountability Board Could Rebuild Trust In Chicago Police

“We are looking at another decade, if not more, of payouts to families for reparations,” one candidate said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

Mom Forgives Her Son’s Killer — And Goes On To Dedicate Her Life To Restorative Justice

Forgiveness is “finding peace no matter the outcome for yourself and nobody else,” Lisa D. Daniels said.

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Oz Park Gets New Baseball Field, Cameras To Improve Safety, Protect Park’s Statues

Contrary to what some might think, Lincoln Park was not home to Lyman Frank Baum, author of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

City Housing Program Brings Life Back To Vacant Buildings, Block By Block

The Micro Market Recovery Program helps low-income families to bring vitality back to South and West side neighborhoods hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.