Kristin Vega (left to right), Pierre Vega and Claudio Velez at their tamale restaurant at 2018 W. Chicago Ave. in Ukrainian Village. Hannah Alani / Block Club Chicago

‘The Tamale Guy’ Restaurant Opens This Week In Ukrainian Village

“I am very excited, especially with everyone who helped make this dream possible. This has always been my dream," said Claudio Velez, the "Tamale Guy."

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Ald. Sposato Calls Columbus Protesters ‘Savages’ At Police Budget Hearing

The Northwest Side alderman made the comment during a contentious City Council hearing about the Chicago Police budget.

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Man Fatally Shot Near Broadway In Uptown, Police Say

The man was walking down Belle Plaine Avenue when he was fatally shot, police said.

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Sterling Bay Sells McDonald’s HQ In Fulton Market For Record-Shattering $412 Million

The 575,000-square-foot building also houses a McDoanld’s restaurant, Walgreens, FedEx, and the temporarily closed Politan Row food hall.