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CPS Extends At-Home COVID-19 Test Deadline After Drop-off Locations Overflowed With Boxes

CPS sent around 150,000 at-home tests so students could get tested before school starts Jan 3. With drop-off boxes overwhelmed, CPS new deadline to return the tests is 5 p.m. Thursday.


Gage Park School Needs Donations To Teach Kindergarteners How To Ride Bikes

Horizon Science Academy Southwest Chicago is trying to bring in a program so students can learn how to ride a bike.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

A Tribute To Vicente Fernández: Little Village Honors Beloved Ranchera Musician With Free Mariachi Concert

Little Village residents listened to the mariachi band play classics from Fernandez such as "Volver, Volver" and more.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Food Truck Fire, Owner Of Pilsen’s Taco Sublime Works To Rebuild — And Find A Permanent Location

Taco Sublime owner Khaled Simon started a GoFundMe to repair his taco truck and work toward opening a brick-and-mortar operation.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Alderman Dubbed A ‘Jacka–’ By Mayor Says Lightfoot’s Texts Are ‘Inappropriate’

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said it's “unacceptable” for elected officials to use names and dismiss constituents. 

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

People’s Music School Offers Free Music Classes In Back Of The Yards, Giving Students Access To The Arts

The People’s Music School works in Uptown, Back of the Yards, Albany Park and Bronzeville to provide kids access to a quality music education who otherwise might not be able to afford it.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Recent Murders, Pilsen Residents Split On Strategy To Address Violence

At a meeting hosted by Ald. Bryon Sigcho-Lopez Monday, some residents said they wanted more police patrols in the area, while others said they want more investment in social programs to keep youth out of gangs.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Even With 2 Broken Ribs, Pilsen Woman Brings Back Elaborate Christmas Display As A Gift To Her Community

“It keeps me going when I see people coming and taking pictures,” said Isabel Hernandez of her festive lights. “All the pain and work, it’s worth it.”

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen’s Christmas Window Walk Is Back With Designs From Local Artists To Boost Small Businesses

Local artists were paired up with small businesses to design and create a holiday-themed storefront display. The event will run through Jan. 6.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

A Pilsen Holiday Gift Drive Aims To Bring Joy To Neighborhood Seniors

“These bags really do mean a lot to them,” said Cristina Puzio, who organized the drive. She's accepting donations of candles, chocolates and more for gift bags.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen’s Michael Hernandez, 28, Killed Day Before He Was Set To Take Police Exam In ‘Senseless’ Shooting Outside His Home

The Friday shooting rocked a tight-knit block where “everyone looks out for each other," his sister said. “Things are just getting out of control."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Back Of The Yards Christmas Lights Event Tuesday Will Feature Tree Giveaway, Toy Drive And More

Neighbors can drop by to snack on free hot chocolate and sweet bread while enjoying the tree lighting.

Back of the Yards

5 Pilsen Stores Off 18th Street Burglarized In Same Night: ‘It’s Just One Thing After Another’

One business owner had to pay about $1,100 out of pocket to get her store’s glass door replaced.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Rauner Family YMCA Offers Free 2022 Memberships To All Pilsen, Little Village Residents

The free membership includes the Y’s amenities, including its fitness center, fitness classes, youth sport classes and other programs.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Shop Local 2021: A Pilsen, Little Village And Back Of The Yards Holiday Gift Guide

Pilsen-area businesses are offering everything from jewelry to coffee and pet outfits for the people on your holiday gift list.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Matches Touhy Park Tent City Residents With Housing In New Push To Fight Homelessness

An "accelerated moving event" was held Thursday at a tent city in the North Side park, but promises from city officials were met with skepticism from some.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Hermosa Playground Torched, Nixon Elementary Parents Call For Better Lighting, Cameras Near School

Parents and students gathered at the school Friday to call for better safety measures at Nixon following the playground arson.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Little Village Neighbors Unveil New Mural Honoring Mexican American Veteran Manuel Pérez Jr.

It's important the community has a place to remember the lives of Mexican American veterans, whose service in the armed forces is often overlooked, one neighbor said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen Steps Up Again To Help Ailing Paletero, Whose Plight Sheds Light On Struggles Aging Immigrants Face

A GoFundMe for Don Ananías Ocampo aims to help him recover after surgery and find more reliable housing.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

South Side Groups Team Up For El Día De Los Muertos To Feed Pilsen Families

For every four runners who signed up for Sunday's 5K, the Grocery Run Club and Pilsen Food Pantry will give a local family a week's worth of groceries.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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