Articles By Mauricio Peña

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Verizon, LISC Offering $10,000 Grants To Help Small Businesses Survive Coronavirus Shutdown

Entrepreneurs of color and woman are encouraged to apply. The first round of applications are due before midnight on Saturday, April 4.

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Undocumented And Out Of Work Because Of Coronavirus? Apply For Help From New Fund

Undocumented families living on the Southwest Side can apply for help with rent, car payments and other bills through April 9.

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Man Killed In Pilsen Shooting Thursday Evening, Police Say

Two persons of interest were taken into custody at the scene, police said.

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Man Wounded In Little Village Shooting By 2 Men In Black Surgical Masks, Police Say

The 29-year-old man was standing in the alley in the 2200 block of South Troy Street when two men started shooting at him, police said.

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With Caravan Of Cars, Immigrant Groups Urge Little Village Neighbors To ‘Be Counted’ By Census

Amid a statewide stay at home order, groups have had to get creative putting street teams to work while being safe.

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Hospital Housekeeper With Coronavirus Says Not Enough Being Done To Protect Workers: ‘People Are Afraid To Come To Work’

A union is demanding hospitals step up protections and offer hazard pay, access to personal protective equipment and testing for all hospital employees.

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1 Man Killed, 2 Men Wounded In Pilsen Shooting, Police Say

The men were walking in the 2300 block of West 23rd Street when a car pulled up and two men fired shots, police said.

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Aldermen Push To Shutter Metal Scrappers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Officials worry General Iron and Sims Metal Management neighbors are at greater risk because of the respiratory nature of COVID-19.

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Chicago Politicians’ Zoom Call Interrupted By Porn-Streaming Hijackers

"Zoom bombing" is on the rise, the FBI has warned. On Tuesday, Chicago aldermen and state reps were the latest victims.