Chicago Will Partner With Local Nonprofits To Run Migrant Shelters
The change in city strategy comes after volunteers have begged the city to copy their community-run shelters. Alderpeople also sounded off about crime happening near shelters.
Fiesta Del Sol Street Fest Returns To Pilsen This Weekend
The free, family-friendly event takes over Cermak Road Thursday-Sunday, bringing vendors, live music, rides and more to the neighborhood.
Skylark, The Beloved Pilsen Dive Bar, Is For Sale
The owners plan to retire, and want to sell to buyers who would preserve the building and bar, which opened in 2003.
El Milagro Settles Complaint Alleging Company Tried To Intimidate Unionizing Workers
It's the latest win for El Milagro employees following nearly two years of organizing for better working conditions at Southwest Side tortillerias.
The South Side Gets 2 New Dog Parks
Wentwoof Park And Woof Lawn Park in West Lawn and Garfield Ridge are among the few city dog parks not on the North Side.
Pilsen Native Opens Craft Store On 18th Street, Featuring Work From More Than A Dozen Local Artists
AngMir owner Angie Hernandez started making her own jewelry as a way to express her style while working in the corporate world, she said.
What Happened To Migrants In Police Stations? Volunteers Demand Answers After Cops Accused Of Sexual Misconduct
It's been a week since a city oversight agency launched an investigation into allegations West Side cops engaged in "improper sexual relations" with migrants. Since then, there's been silence from the agencies involved.
Calls To Move Migrants Out Of Police Stations Grow Louder After Cops Accused Of Sexual Misconduct
“A police station is no place for anyone to live," said Ald. Andre Vasquez, who oversees City Council’s Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
Chicago Police Officer Accused Of Impregnating Migrant Teen Living In West Side Station: Reports
Other officers are accused of "improper sexual relations" with immigrants who had been sleeping in police stations, sources told the Sun-Times. By Friday afternoon, most of the migrants had been moved out of the station.
Little Village Man Charged With Killing Wife And Daughter Had Order Of Protection Against Him, Prosecutors Say
Jose Alvarez often accused his wife of cheating and his kids of conspiring with her, prosecutors said. He sought mental health treatment but was put on a wait list, his attorney said. He was held without bail.
Inside La Cueva, Chicago’s Oldest Latino Drag Bar: ‘It’s A Magical World’
Little Village's La Cueva welcomed LGBTQ+ Latinos and drag performers looking to sing in Spanish and celebrate their culture. Open for 40+ years, it is possibly the oldest Latino drag club in the country.
Little Village Man Charged With Fatally Shooting His Wife And Daughter, Wounding Teen Son
Jose Alvarez has been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm, police said. He's set to appear in bond court Wednesday.
Pilsen’s Dvorak Park Pool To Open Friday After Two Week Delay
The pool will open Friday after repairs were made Monday, the Chicago Park District said.
Ruido Fest Cancels Next Month’s Show, Promising Refunds To Ticket Holders
The alternative Latino music festival was supposed to take place Aug. 19-20 at Chicagoland Fairgrounds in Little Village, featuring headliners Kali Uchis and Juanes. It's unclear why it's been canceled.
These Southwest Side Brewers Are Paving The Way For LGBTQ+ People In The Beer Industry
Mel Martinez and Margot Briane are head brewer and assistant brewer at Whiner Beer Co. They say their success is a good sign LGBTQ+ people have more opportunities to learn about beer, as consumers or producers.
Pilsen’s Dvorak Park Pool Still Not Open, But Park District Says It Will Be Ready Next Week
The park district is waiting for a filter to arrive before the pool can open, officials said. The neighborhood's other pool at Harrison Park is open.
As Need For Migrant Housing Intensifies, Volunteers Say Community-Run Shelters Are A Model City Should Copy
As thousands of asylum seekers seek refuge in Chicago, volunteers across the city are creating community-run shelters, often offering better conditions than overburdened city-run shelters.
Neighbors Demand More Input As Park District Keeps Approving Major Music Fests In Public Parks
Douglass Park, Riis Park and Harrison Park will host major events like Riot Fest despite pushback from residents. Park District officials say the revenue is crucial, but neighbors want the fests out of predominantly Black and Brown communities.
Chick-Fil-A Opens 3 Restaurants In Avondale, Wrigleyville And Medical District
The fast-food chain will start serving customers in the Medical District Thursday and is planning to open at O'Hare's Terminal 5 later this year.
Developer Aims To Build 1,500 Apartments In Fulton Market As Alderman Asks For More Parking, Affordable Units
The developer is required to dedicate at least 20 percent of the site's apartments at Morgan and Kinzie streets as affordable, or about 290 units.