Articles By Bob Chiarito

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Beverly’s 58-Year-Old Thamm’s Auto Repair To Close At The End Of June

"Beverly is going to miss those brothers,'' said a long-time customer. Many others stop in for one last car check.

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

Mother Of 3 Slain In Humboldt Park Mourned At Vigil At Spot Where She Died: ‘A Heart Of Gold’

Lisa Ramos and her husband, Jose Ramos, had just finished a motorcycle ride around the park when a gunman opened fire on them Sunday evening.

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

Cinespace Is ‘Trying To Take Over’ Our Neighborhood, Furious West Side Residents Tell Aldermen

Plans for a closed Cinespace campus have been years in the making, but the street closures put pedestrians in harm's way, neighbors say.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Holiday Heroes’ Come To The Rescue Of Hospitalized Kids On National Superhero Day

“It’s only the second time he’s left his room," said the grandfather of an ill 4-year-old. "It’s great for him to get out and run around."

South Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Despite City Approval, South Loop’s ‘The 78’ Mega-Project A Work In Progress As Neighbors Sound Off

More than 200 concerned neighbors showed up Tuesday night at a South Loop bar to get an update from the project's developer and the ward's new incoming alderman.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

New Book Documenting Chicago’s Year Of Public Art Captures Murals, Sculptures And More From All 50 Wards

The book, now available at neighborhood public libraries, chronicles the city’s 2017 initiative that brought 100 new public art projects to life in every city ward.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Taboo Tabou Closing On Belmont In Lakeview — And A New Version Of The Alley Will Take Its Place

Mark Thomas, owner of both shops, said declining sales — and The Alley's stronger brand — helped him make the decision to swap out the shops.

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

Long-Vacant Logan Liquor Store Might Stay That Way After Alderman ‘Strung Along’ Dog Rescue That Wanted To Move In, Group Says

After nearly a year of jumping through hoops, One Tail At A Time is moving on. But she wants neighbors to know Ald. Roberto Maldonado chose an abandoned liquor store over a dog rescue facility.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Hollywood Mirror, A Lakeview Institution, Closing At End Of April: ‘Everyone Here Is Devastated’

“We’ve been slow for the last five or six years. People come in but they don’t buy anything,” vice president Mickey Akeda said.