Articles By Mauricio Peña

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Mural Pays Tribute To Slain Teenager Marlen Ochoa Lopez In Pilsen

Over the weekend, a mural dedicated to Marlen Ochoa Lopez was painted on 16th Street and Newberry Avenue in Pilsen.

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The Best Mole In Pilsen? Chefs To Compete At The 10th Annual Mole De Mayo

The annual Mole de Mayo festival features a mole cook-off, high flying lucha libre and live music.

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Baby From Teen’s Womb Went Online Looking For Victims: ‘Who Is Due In May,’ Prosecutors Say

The 46-year-old Chicago woman accused of strangling a pregnant teen and cutting her full-term baby from her womb pretended for months that she was pregnant, prosecutors alleged in court Friday.

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Pilsen Historic Designation Plan Gets Thumbs Up From Landmarks Board — But New Alderman Calls For More Community Input

The proposal will be sent to the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards for consideration, city officials said.

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Family Of Slain Pregnant Woman Pray For Miracle For Baby, Ask If Undocumented Status Slowed Investigation

The family of Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui, 19, said some neighbors of the crime scene may have stayed silent because of their immigration status.

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Three Charged In Murder Of Little Village Teen Who Had Her Unborn Baby Stolen From Her Womb

The 19-year-old victim posted in a Facebook group called "Help A Sister Out" about exchanging baby clothes for a double stroller around the time of her disappearance.

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Stop Taking Selfies At Burning Fires And Get Out Of The Way Of Fire Trucks, Alderman Pleads

“Your first instinct should not be to whip out the phone [and film] when you see something going wrong and first responders are needed,” Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th Ward) said.

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Pop-Up Thrift Shop In Pilsen Will Support Breast Cancer Support Group Starting Friday

The shop will sell gently used clothing for women, men and children. There will also be jewelry and furniture.

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Pregnant Little Village Teen Found Murdered, Her Unborn Baby Stolen From Her Womb

Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui was found at the 4100 block of West 77th Place. The Sun-Times reports her baby was stolen by her killers and is in "grave" condition.