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

Migrants From Texas Need Clothes, Gift Cards And Cellphones. Here’s How To Donate

“This has really been an all-in moment for many of our organizations. It’s really forced us to change the way normally operate for this past week, for sure," one nonprofit spokesman said.

Albany Park

Chuy García Considering Running For Chicago Mayor Again

García could pose a serious threat to Mayor Lori Lightfoot with his wide name recognition and years of political experience. García will make a decision soon, he said.

Citywide

2 Teens Injured In Little Village Hit-And-Run, Police Say

Two 15-year-olds were crossing the street on scooters when the driver of a black car hit them and left the scene, police said. Both girls were hospitalized in good condition.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Bulls Fest, Lucha Libre Wrestling, Fiesta Boricua And More: 20 Things To Do In Chicago Labor Day Weekend

The Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Polonia, ARC Music Festival, the African Festival of the Arts and Bike the Drive are also on deck.

Citywide

Former Little Village High School Administrator Raped A Student For Years, Prosecutors Say

Brian Crowder was charged with criminal sexual assault. Prosecutors said he abused a former student starting when she was 15 at Lawndale High School's Social Justice school.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Teen Shot Woman, Then Shot Her Again And Killed Her Sister In Little Village 2 Weeks Later, Prosecutors Say

Jezebell Perez was killed Aug. 24 when a 16-year-old boy shot her and wounded her older sister in an attack stemming from an earlier shooting, prosecutors said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Jose Gamaliel Gonzalez, Pioneer Of Chicago’s Latino Art Scene, Dies At 89: ‘Art Was His Way Of Making An Impact’

Jose Gamaliel Gonzalez's loved ones said he dedicated his life to art and supporting other Latino artists during the '70s and '80s.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

First Responder Daniel Montes Challenging Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez For Pilsen City Council Seat

The firefighter and paramedic who grew up in Pilsen and Little Village is the second to mount a challenge to first-term alderman Sigcho-Lopez.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

ARC Music Festival Returning To Union Park Labor Day Weekend

ARC Music Festival is back this weekend with more than 40 artists.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Drag Racer Killed Woman Crossing Street During Chaotic Weekend Of Street Takeovers, Police Say

VIDEO: Drifting and drag racing Downtown and in other neighborhoods led to nine arrests, seven impounded cars and six damaged police squad cars, police said.

Midway, West Lawn

Back Of The Yards Neighbors Resist Pitch To Incorporate Library Into Public Housing Development

Developers said adding the library to the Ashland Avenue project would save money, but at a meeting that drew hundreds, some residents said they want the library in its own building.

Back of the Yards

Little Village Discount Mall Vendors’ Leases Extended Until January As Fate Of Mall Remains In Question

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said the vendors will meet with the mall's owner for the first time in years. It's "a good first step" to keep them from being displaced, he said.

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Chicago Fire Could Start Construction On $80 Million Near West Side Training Facility, Headquarters This Winter

The sprawling facility at the former site of the ABLA Homes has been controversial, as some question if city officials will fulfill promises to bring back thousands of low-income apartments to the land.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

West Siders Grill Park District: Why Do You Let Music Festivals Take Over Douglass Park Most Of Summer?

Riot Fest and two other music fests take over Douglass Park each summer. “When the park is locked down for 47 days in the summer, our kids have no place to go," one neighbor said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Pilsen Art Fair Returns After 10-Year Hiatus, Bringing Together More Than 100 Midwest Artists 

Artists from across the Midwest are coming together this September to present art installations and discuss their recent projects.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Pilsen’s Frida Room Serving A Limited 7-Course Tasting Dinner From A Visiting Chef

Owner Angel Diaz is excited to partner with chef Christian Orozco on the seasonal dinner menu after years of only serving breakfast and lunch, he said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Woman Escapes Potential Kidnapping In West Loop Thanks To Quick-Acting Dog Walker

The incident comes just days after residents reported another eerie attack on a woman nearby. Police are investigating if the incidents are related, an alderman said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Temp Staffing Agency Let Company Cut Workers’ Pay Without Notice, Punished Them For Speaking Out: Lawsuit

Patricia Martinez and Ana Diaz Rivas are suing Superior Staffing and Fareva, a Morton Grove-based company. "Working on this line caused me so much pain I felt like I was dying."

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Bridgeport’s The Adelitas Reopens With Mexican-Inspired Menu From Pilsen Chef Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia is also the chef behind Pilsen's Taco Azteca and El Berrinches. He said his new restaurant is more elevated, and he's excited to show the neighborhood what he can do.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Little Village Discount Mall’s Fate Still Uncertain As Rest Of Vendors’ Contracts Are Set To Expire

The mall's developer owner has said the mall might not be the best use for the land. Losing the beloved shopping center would be a blow to workers' incomes and the neighborhood's Mexican culture.

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