Rosa Chavez, 67, works in the backroom of Chavez Jewelry. The shop which has been open since 1984 will close Oct. 31. Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

Chavez Jewelry Closing After 34 Years in Pilsen, Owner Cites Rising Rent: ‘I Can’t Afford It Anymore’

"Everything I’ve made, everything that I’ve built has been this place, but now I’m losing it," the 67-year-old owner said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published
Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

Voices Of North Lawndale ‘Truly Interwoven’ Into Project That Wins Award For Neighborhood Planning

The plan unveiled in 2018 incorporated the feedback of hundreds of residents in its blueprint for building a stronger neighborhood.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

As Scooter Pilot Packs Up For 2019, We Look At The Early Morning And Late Night Workers Who Made It Happen

Block Club Chicago rode along with the AM and PM scooter deployment teams for Lime, one of 10 companies in the city's pilot program.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s A First Look Inside West Town’s ‘Porto,’ A New Restaurant From The Team Behind Beatnik

Porto will replace the Byline Bank previously at the corner of Chicago and Ashland avenues. "It's not lost on me how often small businesses are booted by banks."