State Sen. Iris Martinez has been vocal in the fight to save La Casa Puertorriqueña.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

State Senator Slams Developer For Tearing Down Beloved Puerto Rican Community Center: ‘You Destroyed Our Icon’

According to Martinez, the plan all along was to save the community center and build affordable housing around it. "I'm just livid," she said.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.