Articles By Patty Wetli

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Snag Museum-Worthy Gems At Architectural Artifacts’ Epic ‘Moving Sale’

After 31 years on Ravenswood, Stuart Grannen reflects on how Architectural Artifacts got it start — and shares what's coming next.

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After Community Outrage, CPS Won’t Bulldoze Lincoln Square School’s Garden To Build $24 Million Annex

Plans to build an annex on the site of Waters Elementary's community garden have been taken "off the table," officials say.

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Lincoln Square Parents Fought For New School Annex, But Now It Could Destroy A Beloved Garden

Waters Elementary is slated to get a $24 million annex, but the community is prepared to fight to save the school's renowned garden from the bulldozer.

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The Blue Cart Is Just The Start: Inside Chicago’s Recycling Center (VIDEO)

Waste Management's Recycling Center processes up to 500 tons of recyclables daily.

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Watch This Video, And You’ll Never Try To Recycle A Plastic Bag Again

Plastic bags wreak havoc on the sorting systems used in recycling.

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Memorial For Pulse Nightclub Victims Coming To Center On Halsted

Portraits of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting form the heart of the Orlando Traveling Memorial.

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Bon Vivant’s Cake Queen, A YouTube-Taught Master, Opening Workshop So You Can Learn, Too

After enjoying sweet success with Bon Vivant Cakes, Emily Nejad is launching Maven, where her cake and cookie sisters can spread the joy of baking.

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Tired of Twitter Fights? This New Studio Devoted To Snail Mail Could Bring Back The Nice

Amber Favorite has launched a Kickstarter to help fund a community letterpress studio in Albany Park.