Jose Navea and Andrea Andrade, owners of arepas restaurant Sweet Pepper, started the business after immigrating from Venezuela.Patty Wetli/Block Club Chicago

Chicago’s Immigrant Businesses Created $659 Million In Income In 1 Year, Report Says

More than 36 percent of the city's entrepreneurs were immigrants in 2016, according to a new report.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.