Claudio Velez sold tamales out of a trademark red cooler outside bars for decades. Now he's opening his first brick-and-mortar restaurant.Hannah Alani/Block Club Chicago

The Tamale Guy Is Opening A Ukrainian Village Restaurant

For almost two decades, Claudio Velez sold tamales out of a trademark red cooler outside bars. Now he's opening his first brick-and-mortar restaurant.

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Market Box Has Made 4,000 Fresh-Food Deliveries To Woodlawn Neighbors In Need — Help Keep It Going

Raising $40,000 will help organizers deliver food to 200 low-income South Side families through the end of harvest season. Volunteers are needed, too.

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Late Churro Vendor ‘Don Taurino’ To Be Honored With Food, Mask Giveaway In Pilsen

"We want to keep his legacy alive and [show] how an ordinary individual can be extraordinary,” his granddaughter said.

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Wrigleyville Bar Owners Say They Need More Support From City As Baseball Season Nears End

With no fans at Wrigley Field, some of the neighborhood's most popular bars say sales are down 95 percent — and hope the city eases curfews so they can make it through the winter.