Pete Parada, 61, manning his intersection at Palmer and Kedzie.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Always-Smiling Crossing Guard Pete Not Leaving His Logan Square Post, To The Relief Of Neighbors: ‘He Throws His Whole Heart Into It’

In the four years Pete Parada, 61, has manned the intersection of Palmer and Kedzie, the North Side native has built up quite the neighbor fan base.

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Nine New Weed Dispensaries Could Be Cleared To Open At Special March Meeting

River North and West Loop dispensaries could be approved at the March 6 meeting.

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‘Poverty Is Killing Us — All Of Us’: Lightfoot Pledges To End Generational Poverty

Approximately 22 percent of Chicagoans fall below the Federal Poverty Level, which is an annual income of $26,200 for a family of four.

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Rohingya Refugees, ‘Citizens Of Nowhere,’ Find Support And A Sense Of Home On Devon Avenue

Nearly 2,000 Rohingya people are now living in Chicago, making the city home to the largest Rohingya population in the country.