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As Lightfoot Departs, A ‘Woefully Unprepared’ Chicago Leaves Migrants In ‘Inhumane’ Conditions For Weeks — With No Plan In Sight

Around 3,100 migrants are in temporary shelters, relying on donated clothes and food as Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson inherits the crisis. “We don’t have beds. Children are sleeping on the floor," one man said.


New Park District Headquarters Opens In Brighton Park

The 17-acre site features outdoor turf fields, a playground, a splash pad, indoor basketball courts and office space for about 200 Park District staff.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Ruido Fest Moves To New Location In Little Village, Will Feature Headliners Kali Uchis, Juanes And More

The Latino music festival has been held at Union Park in Near West Side, but it is moving to the Chicagoland Fairgrounds in Little Village.

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Chicago Needs More Shelters And Federal Money As Thousands Of Migrants Are Arriving, Mayor Says

Some migrants have to wait days at police stations as officials look for shelter for them, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. She's expecting even more new arrivals with a change in federal policy.


Massive Back Of The Yards Project Gets $5 Million In TIF Funding

The money will support the $58 million United Yards project, bringing affordable housing, retail and a federally qualified health care center to 47th Street.

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Why Did Chicago’s Latino Voters Split On Election Day? ‘The Biggest Lesson Is Outreach,’ Experts Say

Experts point to lack of voter outreach by campaigns and diverse ideologies as reasons why Chicago's 14 Latino-majority wards split support for Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson and challenger Paul Vallas.

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Massive Fire Breaks Out In Little Village Pallet Yard

The fire at 25th Street and Rockwell Avenue raged for about two hours, but no one was injured. Wind and the density of wood made it difficult to extinguish, fire officials said.

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Little Village Discount Mall Vendors To Move Into Vacant Gage Park Kmart

The city previously suggested the vendors move into a closed CVS near the mall, but it was too small. The new space is large enough, vendors say, and the city is giving them $500,000 to ease the transition.

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Tour Pilsen And Little Village With TikTok Historian Shermann ‘Dilla’ Thomas

There are three tours: April 23, April 30 and May 7. Tickets are on sale.

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Little Village Neighbors Slam Walmart For Closing Local Store And Pharmacy

The Little Village store is one of four set to close Sunday, forcing neighbors to find other grocery stores and pharmacies on short notice. "I know the people need this Walmart open," one resident said.

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Walmart Fought For Years To Open In Chicago. Now, South And West Siders Feel Betrayed As They Close

Customers and local leaders are scrambling to find alternatives for groceries, prescriptions and other necessities in the wake of the mega chain's decision to abruptly shutter four of its eight Chicago stores.


Cop Who Killed 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Should Be Fired, Interim Police Superintendent Recommends

The city's Police Board said Officer Eric Stillman used unnecessary deadly force and should be fired. Former top cop David Brown fought previous recommendations to fire the officer.

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Controversial MAT Asphalt Gets $141 Million In City Contracts, Faces $20,000 Fine And New Pollution Regulations

MAT Asphalt has been at the center of environmental concerns since it opened in 2018. One of neighbors' biggest complaints is the smell that comes from the facility.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

PHOTOS: Hundreds Flock To Pilsen’s 18th Street For Via Crucis Stations Of The Cross

The annual Good Friday tradition brought some neighbors back to the procession for the first time in years, while others introduced it to a new generation.

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Ald. Jim Gardiner Wins Reelection In Far Northwest Side’s 45th Ward

The race has been one of the most-watched aldermanic elections in the city after Megan Mathias narrowly pushed Gardiner into a runoff.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Family-Run Coffeehouse Opening This Month On Pilsen’s 18th Street: ‘This Is Home’

Mother-and-son duo Gaby Franco and Jose Franco Jr. are expanding their Garfield Ridge coffeeshop business to Pilsen, the family's home neighborhood.

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Driver Crashes Into Pilsen Home, But No Residents Are Hurt

Fire Department officials determined there was no structural damage to the home, and no one was injured inside.

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Pilsen’s Via Crucis Stations Of The Cross Returns Friday

The procession kicks off 9 a.m. Friday at Providence of God Church. The tradition has been held in Pilsen since 1977.

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Pilsen’s Jungman Elementary School Getting A New Playground For The Next School Year

The new playground is part of the district's larger effort to replace wood chip and rubber-tiled surfaces with poured-in-place soft rubber.

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Miche Fest Returns To Pilsen In June With Music, Local Food And Micheladas

The two-day, family-friendly festival is June 24-25. Tickets are on sale now starting at $89.

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