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As Volunteers Blast City’s Gardaworld Contract, City Leaders Blast Lack Of State Support For Migrants

During a tense meeting, volunteers working with migrants trashed the city's choice to use a controversial company to build tent camps as a record number of new arrivals came to Chicago last week.

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Man Broke Into Gage Park Migrant Shelter, Police Say

The break-in happened around 2:15 a.m. Thursday, when a woman reported seeing a man inside, police said. The woman also told police she may have seen the outline of a gun on him.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Chicago Sees A Record 27 Migrant Buses Arrive In Less Than A Week

The pace of arrivals has accelerated, further straining the city's already-strapped shelters, police stations and resources.


Pilsen Community Festival Offering Wellness Activities, Open Mic And Health Resources Saturday

The free, family-friendly event takes place 2-9 p.m. Saturday at El Paseo Community Garden.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Temporary Migrant Shelter Opening In Pilsen

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) will host a community meeting to share more details 6 p.m. Monday at Benito Juarez Community Academy.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Chicago Teens Can Learn Media Production, Earn Money At YR Media’s New Pilsen Hub

The California-based nonprofit opens the doors to its Chicago location this week, offering students aged 14-18 hands-on experience in journalism, music production, podcasting and more.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

¿Cómo Impacta La Expansión De La Elegibilidad De Permisos De Trabajo A Los Venezolanos En Chicago?

El Estatus de Protección Temporal — Temporary Protected Status (TPS) por sus siglas en inglés — tiene como objetivo ayudar a miles de venezolanos en Chicago a obtener permisos de trabajo a corto plazo, pero no les ofrece un camino hacia la residencia legal, según un experto legal.


How Does The Expansion Of Work Permit Eligibility Affect Venezuelans In Chicago? Here’s What To Know

Temporary protected status aims to help thousands Venezuelans in Chicago get work permits in the short term, but doesn't offer them a longterm path to legal residence, one legal expert said.


Should The City Plan Its Own Downtown Celebration For Mexican Independence Day?

As Downtown car caravans have become expected around the holiday, some say restricting access to the heart of the city isn't the right move.


Thousands Of Venezuelan Migrants Can Apply For Work Permits After Feds Expand Temporary Protected Status

The move comes as city and state officials have been pleading for President Joe Biden's administration to act on expediting work permits for newly arrived migrants in Chicago.


Chicago Wants Migrants To Be Able To Work Legally. Here’s Why Many Of Them Can’t

Helping migrants become self-sufficient is the city's way out of the humanitarian crisis, experts said. But many face a yearlong wait to get a work permit.


Eat At Some Of Pilsen’s Best Restaurants At Tuesday Food Tour

Nearly two dozen Pilsen restaurants are included in ¡Buen Provecho! Taste Of Pilsen.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Pickleball Courts Coming To McKinley Park’s Namesake Park

Three tennis courts will be removed to make way for the 10 pickleball courts, and some neighbors aren't happy about it.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Chicago Approves $33 Million In Federal Funds For Migrant Shelters, Services

The money will help pay for food and shelter for thousands of asylum seekers. Many alderpeople who have opposed using city money for this humanitarian crisis supported accepting federal funds.


Pilsen Affordable Housing Project Gets Final Approval From City

The Resurrection Project plans to build 98 affordable apartments near Ashland Avenue and Cermak Road in Pilsen.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Mexican Independence Day Celebrations In Chicago Include Parades, A 5K And More

The city urges anyone participating in caravans Downtown and on DuSable Lake Shore Drive to be respectful of neighbors and emergency vehicles attempting to get through.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Southwest Siders With Kias, Hyundais Can Get A Free Steering Wheel Lock Next Month

The Oct. 9 giveaway is for Chicagoans living in the 8th Police District, which includes parts of West Lawn, Chicago Lawn, Ashburn, Midway, Gage Park and Archer Heights.

Midway, West Lawn

Apartments, Grocery Store Coming To City-Owned Warehouse In McKinley Park

The $121 million project aims to bring 120 apartments, a grocery store and office space to the Quartermaster Depot site.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Black, Latino Voters Had ‘Shocking Low’ Turnout In Election That Made Brandon Johnson Mayor, Report Shows

White voters continue to have outsized influence on City Hall, the study shows. And the number of Black voters who came out to elect Mayor Harold Washington was nearly triple the number that showed up for Johnson.


Ald. Jeylu Gutierrez Opens 14th Ward Office In Gage Park

The alderwoman is having a grand opening with music, food and a community resources fair 4-7 p.m. Friday at the office, 3124 W. 59th St.

Gage Park, Brighton Park
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