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

The Chicago Housing Authority Keeps Giving Up Valuable Land While HUD Rubber-Stamps The Deals

Despite being years behind on obligations to build more homes, the city’s public housing agency gets permission to sell, lease and swap its property in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Citywide

An Overwhelmed Immigration System Is Facing A Shortage Of Attorneys Amid A Growing Backlog Of Cases

The arrivals of more than 2,000 migrants sent to Chicago from Texas are exacerbating the need for attorneys who handle asylum cases.

Citywide

Check Out Bridgeport, Chinatown, Little Village And Pilsen During Open House Chicago

The Pui Tak Center in Chinatown, Apollo's 2000 Theater in Little Village and Mana Contemporary Chicago in Pilsen are some neighborhood sites welcoming the public this weekend.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

13 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Food Truck Pop-Up, Fall Fest, Halloween Movies And More

There's also a Portage Park walking tour, River North food tour and an adoption event at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

Citywide

Chicago Public Art Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Exhibition, Documentary Screening

The group is honoring its 50th anniversary with an exhibition titled "Our Passion's Humanity," which is on display through Oct. 26.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

National Public Housing Museum Finally Being Built On Little Italy CHA Site After 15 Years Of Planning

The long-anticipated museum will be inside the last remaining building from the Chicago Housing Authority's Jane Addams Homes.

West Loop

Ofrendas Honoring Uvalde Victims, Ukrainians Are Part Of National Museum Of Mexican Art’s Día De Los Muertos Exhibit

The exhibit, which has free admission, will run until Dec. 11. It features pieces and installations from artists in the United States and Mexico.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Stop Being ‘Combative,’ Work With Feds To End Discrimination In City Planning, South Side Leaders Tell Lightfoot Administration

City Hall denies that the clustering of polluters in Black and Latino neighborhoods amounts to discrimination. But that's how the feds see it — and millions in federal funding could be at risk if the city doesn't cooperate.

South Chicago, East Side

Looking To Trick-Or-Treat In Chicago? Here’s A Full List Of City-Sponsored ‘Halloweek’ Spots

Halloweek Oct. 22-31 will feature Halloween events across the city for kids and families — including 10,000 bags of Blommer's Chocolate candy and thousands of free costumes.

Citywide

Memo’s Hot Dogs, A Pilsen Mainstay For 65 Years, Closes Amid Showdown With City Over Mural

The city considers a hot dog mural on Memo's exterior an advertisement, though it doesn't feature the restaurant's name. Owners say they "refuse to be bullied into painting over it."

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.

Citywide

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

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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