Articles By Mauricio Peña

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West Loop Businesses Targeted In Robberies, Police Say

The most recent robbery happened at 5:30 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said.

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Man, 59, Reported Missing From Back Of The Yards

Maurice Gales was last seen on the 4900 block of South Loomis Street on Oct. 7, police said.

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Archdiocese Awards $660,000 To 26 Organizations Committed To Social Justice, Anti-Poverty Efforts

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and Uptown-based ONE: Northside are among this year's honorees.

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Belli’s Celebrates 5 Years In Pilsen, Prepares To Move Juice Bar West On 18th Street

The Pilsen juice bar is moving after Thalia Hall's owners decided not to renew their lease for the storefront.

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Cats Of Pilsen Calendar Shows Off Beautiful Strays Of The South Side — And Funds Rescue Efforts

Pilsen resident Valerie Shouldis wanted to help raise money for organizations dedicated to rescuing stray cats and trap-neuter-return efforts.

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Police Officer From Back Of The Yards To Face Off Against Ald. Raymond Lopez For 15th Ward Seat

Rafael Yañez is the third challenger in the race; Community organizer Berto Aguayo and violence interrupter Joseph Williams are also running for the seat.

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3rd Annual Brew-Ja Crawl Returns To Pilsen Halloween Weekend

Attendees will get a chance to enjoy cocktails, craft beer, food specials and live music during the 14 venue crawl.

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Ella’s Corner Returns After Casual Indian Restaurant Shutters In West Loop

A staple among police cadets and Whitney Young students, the American eatery relaunched Monday offering a truncated version of its previous menu.

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Environmental Justice Issues To Take Center Stage At Community Meeting Thursday In Little Village

Community groups from the South and Southwest sides will discuss their ongoing fight for environmental justice in their neighborhoods.