Right: Pilsen artist Oscar Romero fixes his Virgen de Guadelupe mural on 16th Street late Monday. The mural was defaced last week. Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

Pilsen Artist Restores Defaced Virgen De Guadalupe Mural, With A Little Help From A Stranger

“The truth is when I saw [the graffiti] it made me really angry,” artist Oscar Romero said. “But I took a step back and said, 'this is chance to restore the Virgen.'”

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Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report, Will Have To Surrender To Cops

Once considered a victim in a racist attack in Streeterville, the "Empire" star is now facing a felony charge.

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Steve Madden Closing Its Wicker Park Store (Which Means Boots Are $20)

The shoe shop has called the 1553 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront home for roughly a decade.