For Navea and Andrade, Sweet Pepper is more than just a restaurant, it’s a piece of home, a tangible link to the family and friends they left behind when they packed up their now 8-year-old daughter Shantal and left Venezuela three years ago.Patty Wetli / Block Club Chicago

Arepas, A Love Story: Why Lincoln Square Is Flocking To New Venezuelan Spot, Sweet Pepper

Meet the Venezuelan couple with a big dream: Turning "arepa" into a new word in English.

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Illinois Hits 1 Million Coronavirus Tests, But Another 1,156 People Test Positive

Another 59 people died from coronavirus in Illinois in the last day.

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These South Side Peace Marches Aim To Empower Black Mothers, Feed Those In Need

One organizer is calling for people to meet 3-5 p.m. Friday at 51st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.