Members of the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Real Estate voted to advance a new pilot program for Pilsen and Little Village.TheeErin / Flickr

Aldermen Vote To Approve Pilsen, Little Village Affordable Housing Program — But Was It Legal?

Ald. Raymond Lopez thinks a Pilsen affordable housing ordinance is a bad idea, and used a parliamentary move to block it — but aldermen pressed on anyway.

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Man Behind Bucktown’s Frank’s Barber Shop Dies, Leaving Behind A Legacy Of Kindness, Community

From white flight to gang violence to gentrification, the neighborhood changed a lot since the 1960s. But Frank Burgos was a "mainstay."

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Revamped Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Accepting Applications With A Priority On South And West Sides

Improvements allow the grant to cover up to 100 percent of project costs for locally-owned businesses that hire from the neighborhood.

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Chef’s Special, New Spot From Giant Team, Bringing Chinese Food And Craft Cocktails To Bucktown

Take a look inside Chef's Special, the latest spot from chef Jason Vincent which opens Wednesday on Western Avenue.