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Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

A Woman Is Suing A West Side Hospital, Saying It Partially Sterilized Her Without Consent

Physicians at Mount Sinai Hospital were halfway through a tubal ligation when they realized the woman, Lourdes Maldonado, never requested the procedure, according to her lawsuit.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Family Of Mom Critically Wounded In Southwest Side Highway Shooting Sues City, Off-Duty Officer

Lizbeth Urbina, 24, was driving when a passenger in her car and an off-duty police officer exchanged gunfire, resulting in Urbina being shot in her head. The lawsuit claims the officer fired first and should've de-escalated the situation.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Roller Skating, A House Music Festival And More: 15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

An early Oktöberfest, live jazz music, street festivals and more — there's something for everyone this weekend in Chicago.

Citywide

Riot Fest Contractor Quits After ‘Disrespectful’ Meeting Fuels Tensions Between Fest Organizers, Neighbors

Riot Fest management apologized to residents after a poorly planned community meeting ruffled the feathers of Douglass Park neighbors. A new community meeting will be held.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Bill Conway, Former Cook County State’s Attorney Candidate, Launches Bid For Alderman Of A New Downtown Ward

The new 34th Ward will includes parts of Downtown and the West Loop. The territory was shifted under the new ward map, and current Ald. Carrie Austin plans to retire, so there is no incumbent for the City Council seat in 2023.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Man Charged In Stevenson Expressway Shooting Involving An Off-Duty Police Officer

The officer involved is still on active duty, while a 22-year-old man involved has been ordered held without bail. But authorities and the man's lawyer dispute who fired the first shots.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Woman Charged In Brutal Slaying Of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Wants A Judge To Overturn Her 2019 Arrest

The woman is accused of luring the pregnant teen to her home by offering her baby clothes before strangling her and cutting the baby from her womb, prosecutors said. "It's already three years, and there's still no justice for Marlen," a family spokesperson said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

A Bilingual Playroom And Spanish Learning Center For Kids Is Coming To The Southwest Side

Owner Vanessa Avalos said she was drawn to open Luna y Cielo Play when she realized the lack of opportunities for parents of bilingual children.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Damen Green Line ‘L’ Station Work To Begin This Month 5 Years After Project Announced

The new station at Lake Street and Damen Avenue is meant to fill a 1-1/2 mile gap between existing Green Line stations and will serve people traveling to the United Center.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen, Chinatown Won’t Get Alleys Repaired This Year Due To Strike That Slowed Concrete Production

The delay in fulfilling work requests, which is also expected to affect sidewalks, is a citywide issue. But Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said his ward has alleys and sidewalks that have long needed repairs.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Market Days, Windy City Smokeout And More: 10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Celebrate the first weekend of August at a South Side jazz fest or playing shuffleboard in Bucktown.

Citywide

MAD Social Closes West Loop Restaurant After Six Years

Gina Stefani, who opened the restaurant in 2016, said the decision to close was based on post-pandemic staffing issues and inflation.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New West Loop Fest Coming To Madison Street Next Month

The first Madison Row Fest will bring music, art, games and neighborhood bingo to Madison Street in September.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen Food Pantry Struggles To Find Permanent Home After Archdiocese Meets Its Offer With ‘Radio Silence,’ Leader Says

The pantry has served hundreds of people weekly out of a former church building for two years rent-free. Now, it's trying to buy part of the site for $500,000, but the archdiocese "just blows us off," its leader said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Through COVID And Gentrification, Diana Solís Captures Pilsen’s Resilience

The longtime Pilsen resident will release a bilingual photography book this fall.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Randolph Street Market Is Back With Vintage Art, Jewelry, Decor And More This Weekend

The world-class market returns with 175 vendors from across North America. The market runs Saturday and Sunday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Fiesta Del Sol Returns To Pilsen With Live Music, Local Vendors And More For 50th Anniversary

The event along Cermak Road promises four days of live music, food, local vendors, community resources and more.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Monkeypox Case Reported In Cook County Jail Detainee

Representatives from the city's health department will go to the jail to provide education, testing and vaccinations for eligible people.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Slayed, A New Pilsen Salon, Brings Eyelash Extensions, Facials And Waxing To Racine Avenue

Owner Jessica Elabed wants her approachable salon to be a "one-stop shop" for beauty in the neighborhood. "I want women to be comfortable here," she said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

2 Men, Including Bystander, Wounded During Shootout With Police In Pilsen, Top Cop Says

The shooting happened Friday morning along a busy part of 18th Street, but police say it is not yet clear whether the two men were wounded by gunshots from police or the person who allegedly shot at them.

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