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Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

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Little Village Group Blasts City After Official Avoids Punishment For Botched Implosion: ‘We Demand An Apology’

Organizers and the alderperson also said the city needs to be more transparent about its mistakes by releasing the full inspector general report. “Good government should be about transparency and accountability."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen Environmental Group Calls On City To Deny New Permit For Sims Metal Shredder

Sims Metal Management was sued by the Illinois Attorney General’s office this fall for allegedly breaking air pollution laws. It's located less than a mile from three schools.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Instead Of Getting Fired, City Official In Botched Implosion That Covered Little Village In Dust Gets Written Reprimand

The city's watchdog wanted the Department of Public Health official punished or fired because the official knew in advance the problems the implosion could cause, according to a report.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

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COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

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They Were the Pandemic’s Perfect Victims

The pandemic killed so many dialysis patients that their total number shrunk for the first time in nearly half a century. Few people took notice.

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CPS Lunchroom Workers Struggle With Food Shortages, COVID-19 Fears: ‘You Don’t Know How Stressful It Is To Come To Work’

The Chicagoans making school lunches are juggling COVID-19 concerns with staffing and supply chain issues while trying to keep kids fed.

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Pilsen Bar Manager Threatened With Knife After Turning Away Man For Not Having Proof Of Vaccination

The bar is asking for help identifying people who tried to steal beer and broke the bar's door after the manager refused entry to a man in the group without a vaccination card.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Students Return To Classrooms — But Some Already Sent Home To Quarantine: ‘This Whole System Has Been A Mess’

Wednesday marks the first day of in-person Chicago Public Schools classes after five days of cancellations — but not everyone is on board with the return to school.

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After Initially Canceling All Classes This Week, Little Village’s Spry Elementary Decides To Reopen With Some Kids Remote Learning

The reversal was announced Tuesday after CPS and the teachers union reached a deal to resume in-person learning across the district.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Little Village’s Spry Elementary Cancels Classes All Week As Teacher Says Nearly All Of School Is Quarantined

Officials said the school is closed because of “expected staffing levels." One teacher said 15 of the school's 18 classrooms are in quarantine.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

As Most CPS Students Return To Classes Wednesday, Some Parents Plan To Keep Their Kids Home Amid COVID-19 Surge

Though CPS and the teachers union have made a deal, some parents said they don't feel safe with in-person learning yet. "I don’t think we’re gonna be safe for a couple more weeks, to be honest," one mom said.

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Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.

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Popular ’90s Pilsen Photographs Now In Permanent Collection At Harold Washington Library

Akito Tsuda's photos were in storage for decades before he began posting them on social media. Now, they’re part of a permanent collection open to public viewing.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

COVID-19 Outbreak At Cook County Jail Is Biggest Yet As Incarcerated Population Swells To Pre-Pandemic Levels

Over 850 detainees and jail staffers are currently infected with coronavirus after a sharp increase in cases driven by the Omicron variant.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Acquired Pilsen’s Largest Vacant Site Through Settlement With Developer, Alderman Says

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th), whose ward covers the site, said a debate over the lot was settled when the city got the spot for $12 million.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Student-Run Coffee Shop Inside Pilsen Church Gives Young People ‘Hands-On’ Business Experience

Holy Grounds Coffee Shop, inside Pilsen’s St. Paul Catholic Church, is run and staffed by students and graduates of the nearby Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

A South Side Meals On Wheels Worker Served Neighbors In Need For 40 Years. Now, His Son Is Taking Over His Route

Artha Jackson Sr. had helped feed neighbors daily through Meals on Wheels since 1981. He delivered his last meal before retiring on Christmas Eve.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Want To Help More Kids Get Vaccinated? Free City Colleges Course Will Help You Answer Parents’ Questions

Malcolm X College offers a free course where you can learn how to talk to parents about getting their kids vaccinated against COVID-19.

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