Barbara Jean Wright Court resident Latrell Johnson, 16, stands under a locked basketball rim at Barbara Jean Wright Courts. Mauricio Peña/Block Club Chicago

Locked Basketball Hoop At Near West Side Apartments Outrages Residents: ‘We’re Not Animals’

A year after a basketball court was installed, unofficial rules and car club locks are keeping kids from using the court, residents say.

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Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Hit-And-Run Driver Seriously Injures Person In West Loop, Police Say

The person was crossing near the Ogilvie train station when they were struck by a driver in a Dodge Charger, police said.

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Chicago Parks Have A Race Problem, New Report Says: Black, Latino Communities Get Less Funding

Parks serving black and Latino neighborhoods are less likely to have capital improvement requests approved, according to the report.

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City Council Approves New Pilsen, Little Village Affordable Housing Plan

The city’s affordable housing requirement increases from 10 to 20 percent in a 7.2-mile area on the city's Southwest Side.