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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Rahm Allies Block TIF Reform Vote That Could Stall Lincoln Yards Development

Emanuel has said he is determined to push through the Lincoln Yards TIF district before he leaves office this spring.

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Closing Heartland Cafe Might Become Residential Building, Owner Says

The cafe will be closed for a few months, its owner said, but he hopes to reopen — in a Rogers Park location — eventually.