Articles By Mauricio Peña

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Activist Magda Ramirez-Castañeda, Leader In Pilsen’s Chicana Movement, Dies: ‘She Was A Warrior’

Her five-decade fight inspired at least two aldermen and so many more. "She couldn’t see someone being bullied, put down or exploited without feeling a need to do something."

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Warm Belly Bakery Abruptly Closes West Loop And Lincoln Park Cookie Shops

Co-owner Francis Wisniewski said the cookie-and-coffee cafes “were underperforming our expectations.”

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Indiana Man Charged With Firing Shots At VA Hospital Has 2 Previous Gun Convictions, Prosecutors Say

Bernard Harvey Jr. was charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the U.S. State's Attorney's office. If convicted, he could face 10 years in prison.

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Pilsen Nonprofit To Unveil Design Plan For $20 Million Affordable Housing Development

The Resurrection Project previously revealed plans for a six-story affordable housing complex at 19th and Racine.

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Shooter Who Opened Fire At Jesse Brown VA Hospital Quickly Arrested: ‘We Avoided Tragedy’

No one was injured in the shooting. FBI officials declined to give the alleged gunman's name Monday evening.

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Michelle Obama Honored With New Namesake Whitney Young Athletic Complex: ‘This Is A Facility For Everybody’

"It’s similar to what Barack and I are hoping to achieve with the Obama Presidential Center, a place where everyone in Chicago can gather to learn and play and strengthen this community together," the former first lady said.

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After Little Village Residents Told To Stay Inside During Coal Plant Demolition, City Says It Will Inspect The Crawford Site Every Week

The agency has asked the developer whether they plan to monitor air quality and it is “under evaluation,” a city spokesman said.