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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Family-Owned EuroFurniture Closing Grand Avenue Shop After More Than 50 Years

The store's focus has always been on contemporary Italian and American-made pieces.

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City Says Woodlawn Residents’ Concerns Shaped Proposed Housing Ordinance, But Much Of Their Feedback Isn’t Public Yet

A Housing Department spokesperson said officials hope to post feedback gathered during the city's closed-door working group meetings by next week.

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West Ridge’s Historic Tennis Club Building Added To ‘Most Endangered’ List

Misericordia is seeking to demolish the former tennis club to build 16 homes for those with development disabilities.