Mauricio Peña

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Here’s What The West Loop’s New Public Library Will Look Like

The 16,500-square-foot library will include a recording studio and a "tinkering lab" with 3D printers.

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Taste of Randolph Brings Thousands To West Loop This Weekend

The popular fest brings more than 40 music acts and the West Loop's best eats to Randolph this weekend.

Police Issue Warning After Armed Robberies on Near West Side

In two separate incidents, the robber approached victims brandishing a gun and demanding or taking the victims property by force, police said.

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Love The Wine You Had With Your West Loop Meal? You Can Now Buy A Bottle Nearby

The combined liquor store and bar offers a selection of wines from West Loop restaurants.

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After Decades Of Hard Work, New Pilsen Cafe’s Owner’s Dream A Reality: ‘We Did It’

Leonel Rodriguez has worn many hats before fulfilling his dream of opening a coffee shop in Pilsen.

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How West Loop Residents Are Bringing Life to Vacant Lots With Kiddie Pools And Rainwater

A transportable community garden is sprouting across from Mary Bartelme Park with the help from harvested rainwater.

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In Pilsen, Churches Are More Than Sunday Mass — And Their Closures Are ‘Devastating’

Two years after the Archdiocese of Chicago announced a merger of Pilsen churches, parishioners are feeling a loss of community ties.

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St. Ann Catholic Church To End Masses This Month In Pilsen

The parish, which will merge with St. Paul, will have its final Mass this month.

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Spanish Lesson On Immigration Gets Personal For West Side Teens: ‘We Are All Dreamers’

Westinghouse College Prep students were inspired to act after a Spanish lesson shined light on struggles their immigrant classmates face.