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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Nighthawk Can Serve Liquor Again After Bar Patrons Pay Off Nearly $10,000 In City Fines Through GoFundMe

The Albany Park bar had to stop selling booze after racking up steep fines from the city. But its fans stepped up to bail them out.

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Welcome Back Lounge Bringing ’70s Vibes And Comfort Food To Logan Square

The owners of The Whale and The Vig are behind the new spot, which celebrates "our school house years of the 70s and 80s.”

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After City Rejects 500-Unit West Loop Project, Developer Surprises With New Plan — But Burnett Isn’t On Board

One leader called the last-minute changes to the plan "unacceptable." The developer now aims to build two buildings near Union Park.