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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Chicago Could Bring Back Stricter Limits On How Many People Can Gather Together As Coronavirus Rises Again

The city could look at further limiting how many people are allowed to gather, since gatherings are where officials have repeatedly seen outbreaks of COVID-19, Chicago's top doctor said.

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Chicago Public Schools Will Start With All-Remote Learning On Sept. 8

Teachers and parents pushed back against the district's plan to have most kids in school for two days per week.

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Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Killed, 2 Others Wounded In Oak Street Shooting, Officials Say

The rapper and other victims were shopping when people in a black Ford Taurus and silver Chrysler 300 drove up. Four gunmen got out and started shooting, police said.