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Drowning Victim’s Mother Calls For Life Rings, Safety Measures At Chicago Beaches

Rogers Park residents have tried to take measures into their own hands, adding life rings to a local pier — but the Park District removed them.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Here’s How Chicagoans Can Help Afghan Refugees As They Resettle In The City

Local organizations need volunteers, donations and job information so they can help the hundreds of families coming to the area.

Citywide

Pilsen’s Michelada Fest, A Celebration Of Mexican Culture, Returns After A Pandemic Postponement

The festival, which honors Latino culture and one of its staple beverages, kicks off Friday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pullman Festival Provided A Safe Place For Kids During A Violent Holiday Weekend — But More Resources Are Needed, Activists Say

The event offered a safe place to gather for Pullman residents, but nearby violence led the area's alderman to call for the National Guard.

Roseland, Pullman

Help Pilsen Restaurants Recover From Pandemic At Mole De Mayo This Weekend

The outdoor fest won't return in its typical form this year, but restaurants across Pilsen are offering specialty mole dishes for dine-in or carry-out through Sunday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Hundreds Of Chicagoans Protest As Colombian Government Cracks Down On Activists In Deadly Fashion: ‘We Are With Them’

Protesters rallied to support loved ones in Colombia: “My brother tells me he has to stay in the house all day listening to the gunshots from his apartment."

Downtown

Protesters March Through The Loop To Honor Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo And Victims Of Police Violence: ‘This Is Our Problem, Too’

About 100 people demonstrated Tuesday night to protest the killings of Toledo, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Little Village, and Wright, a 20-year-old shot outside Minneapolis.

Downtown

Mercado del Pueblo, el nuevo mercado de Humboldt Park, es ‘un sueño hecho realidad’ para los comerciantes locales

El Centro Cultural Puertorriqueño transformó una antigua lavandería en un mercado para así ayudar a los propietarios de pequeños negocios a lanzar sus carreras y atraer a más visitantes al Paseo Boricua, corazón de la comunidad puertorriqueña.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Mercado Del Pueblo, Humboldt Park’s New Market, ‘A Dream Come True’ For Local Makers

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center transformed an old laundromat into a market to help small business owners launch their careers, and to bring more people to Paseo Boricua, the heart of Humboldt Park's Puerto Rican community.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Belmont Cragin Dad Known For His Bright Smile And Love For All Things Spicy Dies From COVID-19: ‘He Cared About Everybody’

Rogelio Cuevas, 64, had a giving heart and adored his family. “I felt loved and spoiled … like an explosion of love that I would feel for him. If you needed something ... he will give it to you.”

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Un Residente De Uptown Huyó De Los Disturbios En Ecuador Para Comenzar De Nuevo En Chicago. 7 Meses Después, Fue Asesinado Durante Un Robo.

Juan Manuel Guamán recibió asilo político, obtuvo dos empleos y estaba estableciendo su vida en un nuevo país. Él fue asesinado durante un robo en Uptown en octubre. "Como todos, quería sobresalir en su vida”, dijo su hermano.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Man Fled Upheaval In Ecuador To Start Over In Chicago. 7 Months Later, He Was Killed In A Robbery

Juan Manuel Guamán received political asylum, got two jobs and was settling into life in his new country. But he was killed in a robbery in Uptown in October. "Like everyone, he wanted to seek a better life," his brother said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Breonna Taylor Rally Raises $45,000 To Support Black Women And Girls: ‘It’s Time For Our Voices To Be Heard’

My Block My Hood My City organized the Daley Plaza rally, bringing together hundreds to mourn the 26-year-old EMT shot by police in Louisville and to help support organizations led by and serving Black women and girls.

Downtown

During A Summer Of Struggle, These South Siders Stepped Up To Feed Their Neighbors

The People's Grab-N-Go, Scholar Slide By and Feed the People sprung up to fill the gaps amid unrest and the pandemic this summer.

Roseland, Pullman

At March Against Gun Violence, Young Chicagoans Say There Can Be Peace With Less Police

GoodKids MadCity and other groups marched through Austin to call for peace in the wake of recent shootings. "This march is nothing but love and peace," activist Miracle Boyd said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Calumet Fisheries ‘Ambassador’ Carlos Rosas Dies Of Coronavirus At 41

“He always had a smile on his face and would greet you with a warm 'hello.' He was a big guy with a heart to match."

South Chicago, East Side

Huddle House, A 24-Hour Diner Known For Big Breakfasts, Opening First Chicago Location In Pill Hill

The diner will be just the second full-service dining option in the 8th Ward. It's expected to open in 2021.

South Chicago, East Side

Family Of Bystander Killed By Unmarked SUV In Police Chase To Sue City: ‘We Got To Stop This’

This is the second bystander struck and killed by a speeding police vehicle in as many months.

Roseland, Pullman

Protesters Decry ICE, Condemn New Rules Targeting International Students: ‘I Just Don’t Think It’s Fair To Them’

A new immigration rule could affect tens of thousands of international students in Chicago alone, potentially forcing them to transfer schools or leave the country.

Downtown