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Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Illinois Is Getting Better At Answering Calls To The Suicide Crisis Line. Will Chicago’s South Side Be Left Behind?

The new 988 suicide prevention line shows promise in Illinois, but questions remain.

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Little Village Native Opening Food He.ro Culinary School And Food Incubator In The Neighborhood

Javier Haro aims to help Latino restaurant workers earn higher wages and advance in the field as chefs and business owners.

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21 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: St. Helen Carnival, Vintage Fall Fest, Oktoberfests And More

The temperatures are dropping, but the city isn't stopping, with fall fests, a night-long performance of Indian classical music, a tool sale and more fun.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Little Village’s Compound Fitness Moves To Bigger Space, Expanding Class Options And Size

As owner Danny Diaz continues to grow his client base at Compound Fitness, he's moved operations to a space nearly five times bigger.

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Chicago Vintage Fall Festival Will Bring Retro Fashion To Pilsen This Weekend

The festival will feature vendors selling vintage goods. There will also be food, live music, a fashion show and a photobooth.

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You Can Try Some Of Pilsen’s Best Restaurants During Tuesday’s ¡Buen Provecho! Taste Of Pilsen Event

More than a dozen restaurants are participating in this year's Taste of Pilsen event, which is Tuesday evening.

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Pilsen Neighbors Slam Chicago Police After Video Shows Officers Shoot Unarmed Man: ‘I Don’t Want To See This Again’

A man who can be seen on video rushing to help the victim said he acted after officers did nothing to help the wounded man. "I dream of a day we see massive and holistic police reform," he said.

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Free Little Apothecary Pops Up In Little Village Garden As ‘A Love Letter To The Neighborhood’

Jeannine Wise was inspired to start sharing the herbal remedies she made to connect with other gardeners and learn about what they're growing and how they use it.

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20 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Oktoberfests, Hyde Park Jazz, An Art Walk And More

You can celebrate Taylor Swift with drag performers, grab a beer in the woods and learn about Chicago's Underground Railroad History at weekend events.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Fire Training Center Approved By City Council Despite Complaints From Housing Activists

The Chicago Housing Authority vowed to turn the property into housing for former ABLA Homes residents, but it'll likely become a training facility for the pro soccer team instead.

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Chicago Fire Training Facility Rejected By Zoning Committee — But Alders Will Reconsider Plan Wednesday

The Fire seeks to build the practice facility on the vacant site of the former ABLA Homes. The Chicago Housing Authority vowed to redevelop the property with improved affordable housing in 2007, but it never happened.

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Video Shows Chicago Cop Shoot Unarmed Man From Unmarked Car In Pilsen

Two officers are facing charges in relation to the July 22 shooting, which left two unarmed people wounded.

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The Family Of A 13-Year-Old Wounded In A Pilsen Shooting Is Raising Money For His Recovery

The boy faces a long road to recovery, his family said. Police said they believe he was the victim of a random act of violence stemming from a gang feud, which he had nothing to do with.

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Attorneys For Cops Who Shot Man In Pilsen Want To Block Video From Being Released To Public

The officers' attorneys said video of the shooting being released could prejudice a jury pool. The judge told them to take up the matter at a separate hearing.

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18 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Riot Fest, Beverly Art Walk And More Fun

The Lakeview Taco Fest, Martini Festival, Edgewater Arts Festival and several Mexican Independence Day celebrations are also on tap.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

2 Officers Charged With Shooting Unarmed Man In Pilsen, But Defense Argues They Were Threatened

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said the officers shot an unarmed man and then lied to prosecutors by saying they'd been fired upon first. "We cannot ignore or stand by acts of unprovoked violence," she said.

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PAWS Chicago Needs Help As More Senior Pets Are Being Given Up. Here’s What You Can Do

Many elderly pets who have lived in homes their whole lives are now at shelters because their families are struggling financially, PAWS Chicago leaders said.

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State Senator Gets Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich To Record Video Saying Law To End Cash Bail Is ‘F–ing Golden’

The Cameo video was a surprise, as Blagojevich doesn't seem to be a fan of the law. He also called governor hopeful Darren Bailey "Dare Bear."

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Chicago Fire’s Near West Side Training Facility Clears Key City Hurdle

The project planned for 24.2 acres of vacant land at the form ABLA Homes site could go before the City Council on Wednesday.

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Pilsen Parishioners Camping Outside Former Catholic Church To Block Archdiocese From Removing Beloved La Pietà Statue

For years, Polish and Mexican parishioners fought side by side the save St. Adalbert's church. Now, they're fighting to keep a statue there. "I was ready to chain myself to the gate."

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