Elena Vázquez Felgueres, 29, and Tamar Fasja Unikel, 27, incorporate their Mexican and Eastern European heritage into their baked goods. Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

Just In Time For Hanukkah, Masa Madre Serves Up Mexican-Jewish Desserts In Pilsen

The Pilsen pastry shop — created by two Mexico City natives — offers a variety of homemade baked goods from scratch.

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Hyde Park Students Want Chicago To Ban Styrofoam — And With Some Help From A Former Governor, City Hall Is Listening

With help from former Gov. Pat Quinn, a group of Ray Elementary sixth graders took the unusual step of submitting their own ordinance to City Council.

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Bucktown Arts Fest Will Bring 100+ Artists To Holstein Park This Weekend

There is no entry fee, but proceeds from donations and beer sales will support Friends of Holstein Park, local artists and projects in local classrooms.