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Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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

Sports Betting Proposal Stalls As Alderpeople Decry The ‘Peanuts’ The City Would Receive In Taxes

The sports betting ordinance was amended to include a 2 percent tax on gambling revenue, but several alderpeople said it's not enough.

Citywide

A Pilsen Holiday Gift Drive Aims To Bring Joy To Neighborhood Seniors

“These bags really do mean a lot to them,” said Cristina Puzio, who organized the drive. She's accepting donations of candles, chocolates and more for gift bags.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen’s Michael Hernandez, 28, Killed Day Before He Was Set To Take Police Exam In ‘Senseless’ Shooting Outside His Home

The Friday shooting rocked a tight-knit block where “everyone looks out for each other," his sister said. “Things are just getting out of control."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen’s Largest Vacant Lot Bought By City, Which Vows To Add 280 Affordable Housing Units To 6-Acre Plot

The city is acquiring land at 18th and Peoria streets — the "single largest parcel of vacant developable property" in the neighborhood — to turn into affordable housing.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Coronavirus Cases Rising In Cook County Jail Despite Widespread Vaccines And Testing: ‘It’s Devastating’

The jail is seeing the most infected people since last winter, before the vaccines were readily available, with 109 detained people positive for COVID-19.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

5 Pilsen Stores Off 18th Street Burglarized In Same Night: ‘It’s Just One Thing After Another’

One business owner had to pay about $1,100 out of pocket to get her store’s glass door replaced.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Rauner Family YMCA Offers Free 2022 Memberships To All Pilsen, Little Village Residents

The free membership includes the Y’s amenities, including its fitness center, fitness classes, youth sport classes and other programs.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After 18 Years, An Artist Gives His Iconic Virgin Mary Mural In Little Village A Facelift, Hoping To Inspire Others

Héctor González, also known as Disrokone, painted the mural after experiencing tragedy in his life. Nearly two decades later, he hopes the restored piece will inspire the neighborhood where he grew up.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

At Some Chicago Schools, Fewer Than 5 Students Signed Up For COVID Testing

Some schools in Little Village, North Lawndale and Austin had fewer than five students enrolled in CPS' testing program.

Citywide

LaVar Ball Visits Chicago — And Says He’s Trying To Bring All His Sons To The Bulls: ‘Together, They’re Great’

The famously outspoken Ball family patriarch drew a line of fans at a pop-up Sunday in Tri-Taylor. “Now I say my boys are going to be the first billionaires to play basketball," Ball said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Bulls Barber Razor Red Lines Up Hundreds Of NBA Players At Tri-Taylor Shop: ‘When You Look Good, You Play Good’

Terrance Wills grew up in Rockwell Gardens, just a five-minute bike ride from where the Bulls play. His clientele has grown to include the city’s biggest stars, from Zach LaVine to Scottie Pippen and Dwyane Wade.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

LaVar Ball Bringing A Big Baller Brand Pop-Up To Little Italy Sneaker Shop Sunday Ahead Of Lonzo Vs. LaMelo Matchup

Big Baller Brand, the apparel line started by the outspoken father of the Bulls' Lonzo Ball and the Hornets' LaMelo, will be sold at Flee Club on Taylor Street.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Shop Local 2021: A Downtown, Near North Side And West Loop Holiday Gift Guide

Asrai Garden has floral arrangements for the flower lover in your life — or you can sign someone up for monthly cupcakes from Sugargoat.

Downtown

Shop Local 2021: A Pilsen, Little Village And Back Of The Yards Holiday Gift Guide

Pilsen-area businesses are offering everything from jewelry to coffee and pet outfits for the people on your holiday gift list.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Little Village Vegan Restaurant Donating Food All Week To People Experiencing Homelessness

The Black Vegan aims to give out 75-200 meals through Thanksgiving week. You can send the owner suggestions of people in need or shelters who could use a home-cooked meal.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Family Of Slain NW Side Officer Killed During Struggle With Officer Wife Demand Justice: ‘I Will Be A Voice For My Son’

Family members and advocates for German Villaseñor want harsher charges for his wife. "She needs to be held responsible for what she did. Her actions were criminal."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

In Chicago, Shrinking Majority Latino Schools Pose A Key Enrollment Challenge

Amid a moratorium on school closures until 2025, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez has vowed to better understand the drivers of student losses at the neighborhood and campus level. 

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

St. Anthony Hospital In Little Village Could Start City Council Review Early Next Year, Officials Say

The 32-acre hospital campus will include a Level 2 trauma center and several amenities at the former Washburne school site. City Council approved the sale of the land in April.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Exploring The City, One Restaurant At A Time — How ‘Urban Hikes’ Build Confidence For Young Adults With Autism

Mike Tracy started the program when he and his son were looking for ways to explore the city. Since 2015, the group has visited more than 70 restaurants in all corners of the city.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Alhambra Palace Will Voluntarily Close Through Thanksgiving After West Loop Drive-By Wounded 4, Alderman Says

The news comes after police said they would push to temporarily close the Randolph Street restaurant and venue.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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