The Crawford Coal Plant at 3501 S. Pulaski Rd. seen moments after its smoke stack is imploded on April 11, 2020 in Little Village.Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Developer Fires Contractor, Apologizes For Little Village Dust Disaster, But Some Neighbors Want Them Gone

With a worker's death and a roof collapse critically injuring four workers in their past, this isn't the first time Hilco has worked with this contractor and something went wrong.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published
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Retired Chicago Firefighter Killed In Attempted Carjacking In Morgan Park

Dwain Williams, 67, joined the fire department in 1992. Police say he was stopping at a local popcorn shop when he was attacked.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

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.