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Jacqueline Cardenas

Plan For Lincoln Park’s First Cannabis Dispensary Puts Residents And Community Groups At Odds

Ald. Timmy Knudsen is taking an "agnostic" view of Marigrow's plans to turn the former Salt 'n Pepper Diner across from Jonquil Park into a dispensary.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Little Village Alderman Demands Hilco Meet Neighbors Face To Face Or Stop Fleet Storage Development: ‘Enough Is Enough’

The push for an in-person meeting comes as residents are struggling to “gain a sense of closure" after the Crawford Coal plant implosion, an environmental group leader said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Some Pilsen Neighbors Want Miche And My House Fests Kicked Out Of Harrison Park

Other neighbors said they support the fests because they bring money into Pilsen. Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said the "flawed" process for approving fests needs to be improved.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Los Vendedores del Discount Mall de La Villita, Algunos Allí por Décadas, Empacan Mientras Son Bloqueados de sus Puestos

Un juez rechazó una moción de emergencia el viernes para evitar que sean bloqueados, lo que obligó a unos 40 vendedores a empacar. Se están realizando esfuerzos para trasladarlos a La Villita o Gage Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Little Village Discount Mall Vendors, Some There For Decades, Pack Up As They Are Kicked Out Of Booths

A judge denied an emergency motion Friday to prevent them from being locked out, forcing about 40 vendors to pack up. Efforts are underway to move them to Little Village or Gage Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Pilsen Parishioners Take Fight To Save Beloved St. Adalbert Statue To Cardinal’s Feet At Protest

As Cardinal Blase Cupich spoke at a fundraiser for immigrants at St. Ignatius, Polish and Mexican parishioners protested outside to save a statue in a church the archdiocese forced to close.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

West Siders Protest Riot Fest By Holding Their Own Music Fest: ‘Our People Can Do Without Big Festivals’

Residents have for years voiced concerns about the festival being held at Douglass Park — and their frustrations came to a head this summer after a third mega fest moved into the park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Pilsen Parishioners Camping Outside Former Catholic Church To Block Archdiocese From Removing Beloved La Pietà Statue

For years, Polish and Mexican parishioners fought side by side the save St. Adalbert's church. Now, they're fighting to keep a statue there. "I was ready to chain myself to the gate."