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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Commuter-Focused Target Opens On Wicker Park’s Division Street

The store offers no parking spaces and aims to capture foot traffic from people walking to and from the nearby "L" station.

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Public Can Weigh In On National Teachers Academy High School Plan Tonight

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Illinois Institute of Technology, 3241 S. Federal St.

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Sears Signs At Shuttered Six Corners Store Removed Wednesday Night

Plans for a mixed-use development with retail and residential components at the former Sears still haven't been filed with the city.