Articles By Mauricio Peña

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West Loop Food Hall Politan Row Closing Until 2021

The announcement to stay closed until 2021 caught some vendors off guard.

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Igloos, Greenhouse Pods Extend Outdoor Dining In Fulton Market As Cold Weather Hits

The Dining Together, Apart initiative has brought 21 pods to Fulton Market to help restaurants stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pilsen Resident’s Gorgeous Garden Transforms Into Giant Altar For Día De Los Muertos

Isabel Hernandez hopes her enormous ofrenda and display inspires younger generations to celebrate and pass on Mexican traditions. "It’s part of our culture that we don’t want to lose."

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City Mouse In Ace Hotel To Permanently Close Sunday

Alinea Group plans to operate in the City Mouse space for three months beginning in November.

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Pilsen Neighbors Ask City: Why Force A Landmark District We Don’t Want But Refuse To Save A Beloved Church?

Planning Commissioner Maurice Cox said the church was not in any “immediate threat” of being demolished — but smaller buildings in Pilsen are.

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Elected Officials Urge Chicagoans To Vote Early: ‘Staying Home Is Not An Option’

There are 51 early voting sites across the city. Officials encouraged residents to cast their ballot ahead of the November election.

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Census Count Ends At 5 A.M. Friday After Supreme Court Sides With Trump Plan To End It Early

"The harms caused by rushing this year's census count are irreparable. And respondents will suffer their lasting impact for at least the next 10 years," Justice Sonia Sotomayor said in her dissent.

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National Museum of Mexican Art Lands $3.5 Million Grant To Survive Coronavirus

The museum was forced to close to the public because of the pandemic. The grant is the largest the Pilsen museum has ever received, leaders said.