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Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Pilsen Resident Wants To Give 200 Holiday Gift Bags To Seniors. Here’s How You Can Help

People can donate tea, candies, puzzles and more for the gift bags, which organizers will give to residents at low-income senior housing facilities and a senior center.

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Little Village Group Hosts Art Workshops For Residents To Share Environmental Justice Concerns

The workshops are meant "to inspire people to take action" about environment issues, an organizer said.

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What Should Be Built On Pilsen’s Largest Vacant Lot? Neighbors Can Weigh In At Community Meeting

Neighbors can learn about three development ideas and ask questions about the future of the lot at 18th and Peoria streets at a Dec. 15 meeting.

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5 Protesters Arrested Outside Pilsen Church As Workers Remove Beloved Statue After Monthslong Standoff

People have camped outside the closed St. Adalbert's for weeks, hoping to prevent workers from moving the La Pietà statue to St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

St. Ignatius Hockey Players, Parents Sue Semi Driver, Trucking Companies After Indiana Crash

The lawsuit comes after 16 students from the school's junior varsity team were injured when a truck driver crashed into their school bus in Indiana.

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15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Small Business Saturday, World Cup Watch Parties And Holiday Fun

You can also go bowling for a greater cause, attend an art battle and join a holiday sing-along.

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Shop Local 2022: A Pilsen, Little Village And Back Of The Yards Gift Guide

A wine club membership, coffee beans grown in Mexico and Back of the Yards-themed attire — this Southwest Side gift guide has something for everyone.

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Ray Lopez Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Says Crowded Field Only Helps Lori Lightfoot

Lopez is "putting the city first" by removing himself from the ballot so there's less chance of a runoff, he wrote.

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How High School Students In Little Village Are Helping Freshmen Catch Up

Infinity High school’s free tutoring program was run by two teachers. Then a group of juniors stepped up to pitch in.

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Music Fests Will Now Require Park District Board Approval, But Skeptics Worry City Will Choose ‘Profit Over People’

Music fests in parks have long frustrated residents who are fenced out of public spaces. The new rules give communities more power to weigh in — but it remains to be seen if the board will listen.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez Calls For Ceasefire In Pilsen After 3 People Killed In 2 Shootings Monday

City investments in police and violence interrupters have not eased shootings in a hard-hit part of the neighborhood, Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said.

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With RSV Spiking In Infants And Young Kids Sooner This Year, Hospitals And Parents Feel The Strain

Doctors are seeing a large volume of pediatric patients sick with RSV, one said. Acute cases can land kids in the hospital.

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2 St. Ignatius Hockey Players Remain Hospitalized As Hundreds Gather At Mass To Pray After Bus Hit By Semi

The truck driver was charged Monday night with four counts of causing serious bodily harm while operating a vehicle and 22 counts of criminal recklessness.

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16 St. Ignatius Prep Hockey Players Hurt When Suspected Drunken Driver Crashes Into Their Bus, Flips It

Three students from the school's junior varsity team were critically injured when a truck driver crashed into their school bus in Indiana.

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A Pilsen Ceramic Studio Is Selling Empty Bowls Through Saturday To Support Food Pantries

The Empty Bowl fundraiser is a reminder "some of us have empty bowls during mealtimes," according to the website. People can pick up their food-safe bowls Saturday afternoon at the University of Illinois Chicago campus.

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19 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Antique Holiday Market, Drag Brunch And Home Movies From The South Side

Shop for the holidays at one of the city's many seasonal markets, taste vegan bites at a night mercado, experience "The Godfather" at a Chicago Philharmonic concert and more.

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Jesus ‘Chuy’ García Announces Run For Mayor, Challenging Lori Lightfoot

García's announcement comes on the 40th anniversary of the day his ally, former Mayor Harold Washington, made his own campaign announcement.

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Sale Of Damen Silos To MAT Asphalt Owner Protested By McKinley Park Environmental Group

“If the state wants to sell this property, the community must be at the table,” members of the group tweeted.

McKinley Park

WWII Veteran And West Side Resident Fannie Farmer Celebrates 100th Birthday

Friends, family and fellow veterans turned out for Fannie Farmer's 100th birthday celebration in October.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Damen Silos, Beloved By Urban Explorers, To Be Sold To MAT Asphalt Owner

Michael Tadin Jr. is planning a headquarters for his business at the site and anticipates “millions of dollars more” investment, but he declined to say what his specific plans are.

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