Ricardo Flores, manager at Mi Tierra, said deportation threats create a sense of “paranoia” in Little Village. Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

‘Not A Soul On 26th Street’: Sales Drop At Little Village Shops As Threat Of ICE Deportation Sweep Looms

Shop owners on the city's second-highest grossing shopping district are reporting significant hits to their sales. “People are frightened and that stops people from going out," one manager said.

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Kitten Trapped In Car’s Engine Rescued By East Ukrainian Village Neighbors

A neighbor who cares for a feral cat colony alerted Animal Control and cops for help, to no avail. It took a nearby vet tech and the car's owner to save it.

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Social Distancing Is A Privilege — And More Black And Latino Chicagoans Died Because They Couldn’t, Study Says

That translated into neighborhoods with more Black and Latino residents seeing more COVID-19 deaths in the spring, according to the study.

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Free Christmas Trees Available Saturday In Englewood

The giveaway, courtesy of the Pastors of Englewood, starts noon Saturday.