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.

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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.