Brian Page, 64, was fired from his job at Gold Star Bar shortly after John and Kate Leydon bought the bar. He moved to Chicago in the 1980s and began working as a neighborhood bartender in 1999. Hannah Alani / Block Club Chicago / Gold Star Bar / Facebook

Gold Star Bar’s New Owners Promised Preservation. Instead, They Came In Like A ‘Wrecking Ball,’ Ex-Staffers Say

Longtime staffers of the Prohibition Era-tavern were fired — via text message. But owners still pledge to keep the bar's spirit alive.

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Hundreds Watch Stations Of The Cross In Pilsen As Via Crucis Good Friday Tradition ‘Brings People Together’

To celebrate Good Friday, hundreds of Catholics walked along 18th Street for the annual reenactment of the living stations of the cross in Pilsen.

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Happy Village Officially Sells For $1.5 Million — But Dive Bar’s Renovation On Hold ‘For One Last Summer’

"We're going to run it as-is for the next six months," said Andrew Miller, one of the bar's new owners. "We're cognizant of the connection people have with this place."