Articles By Bob Chiarito

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.

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

West Side 3rd Graders Headed On Epic Field Trip After Donors Step Up To Give Thousands Of Dollars

"Every child deserves a fond memory of the time they were in school, it will shine like gold in their memories for all their lives," one donor wrote. "Enjoy the day!"

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

‘First Responders’ Play Aims To Raise Awareness Of Mental Health Issues Faced By Those On Frontlines

The play is coming to the Beverly Arts Center on the city's Southwest Side Tuesday, where many members of the police and fire department live.

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

These New Dan Ryan Woods Stairs Are Made For Walking — So You Don’t Have To Trek To Swallow Cliff Anymore

County Commissioner Stanley Moore saw how walkers and runners flocked to the Palos Park stairs and pushed for a set in Dan Ryan Woods.