Pete “The Greek” Letsos, owner of Rio Jiu Jitsu, at his temporary home at Keller's Martial Arts, 3718 W. Irving Park Rd. He's been teaching classes there for the past five months after he lost his gym in a fire.Alex Hernandez/ Block Club Chicago

After Rio Jiu Jitsu Wrecked By Neighbor’s Fire, Owner Hopes Community Donations Can Help Him Start Over

Five months after the fire, Pete “The Greek” Letsos is launching a GoFundMe in hopes of reopening his Brazilian jiu-jitsu gym.

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New Wicker Park Event Venue Exchange 312 Aims To Give Locals A Place To Come Together

"We want our neighbors to know who we are and what we're about," said Sarah Neukom, one of the space's co-owners.

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Community Groups Sue City To Try To End Lincoln Yards TIF, Reform TIF System

The groups behind the lawsuit allege the city has used the TIF system in a "racially and ethnically discriminatory" way to benefit white-majority areas.