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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Urban Agriculture Community Planting Seeds For More Fruitful Relationship With New Mayor, City Council

Advocates for Urban Agriculture plans to deploy Ward Ambassadors to press the new administration for long overdue changes to the city's urban agriculture policies.

Meet The 6 Candidates For Pet Mayor of Edgewater — 4 Dogs, 1 Cat And A Dapper Goat

The campaign will last most of the summer and the winning pet will serve a one year term as Pet Mayor of Edgewater.

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It’s VHS, Hi-8, Mini-DV Rescue Day Saturday As Experts At This Museum Will Fix Your Old Tapes

You can also watch your old tapes during Home Video Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art.