• Graffiti Zone Provides Creative Outlet for Students in At-Risk Neighborhood

     On the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue, surrounded by empty lots and boarded up storefronts, there is a safe haven for children who are trying to escape the violence and gang activity taking place on the street outside. It is easy to miss. The doors are painted over and boarded up, and the doorknobs are busted out. A small wooden sign propped against the entrance reads, “Art Studio, Free for Kids 10-18, Music, Poetry, Painting, Dance.”...Continue reading