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Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.

After Hilco Dust Disaster, City Moves To Increase Fines For Polluters

For an “egregious violation,” the fine could go up to $50,000.

Illinois Votes To Stop Jailing People Who Can’t Afford Bail: ‘This Is Not A Just Or Equitable System’

The state Legislature approved the Pretrial Fairness Act, which will end money bond statewide, and other sweeping criminal justice reforms Wednesday.

Cook County Set To Demolish 2 Buildings At Jail Campus In Little Village This Spring

Air quality monitoring data will be available to neighbors during the demolition work.

Lagunitas Taproom Will Likely Stay Closed All Of 2021, Brewery Says

After closing in mid-March, the Douglas Park brewery is waiting to reopen until the coronavirus pandemic subsides, a company spokesperson said.

Man, 27, Seriously Wounded In Little Village Shooting

A man was at a gas station in the 2800 block of South Pulaski Road when a car pulled up and someone inside starting shooting, police said.

This Year’s Polar Plunge Is Do-It-Yourself — But You Can Still Raise Money For Chicago Families In Need

This year, participants don't have to dive into Lake Michigan. They can jump into snow in a bathing suit or have a bucket of cold water dumped on them.

My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Bring Supplies To Seniors For MLK Day

The group is looking for volunteers who can bring personal protective equipment to seniors or who can help clean up a garden that honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Light Snow Coming Thursday Evening, But Not Enough To Accumulate

Snow showers could continue on Friday, which will be cloudy and chilly with an expected high of 34 degrees.

Want To Help Homeless Pets? Anti-Cruelty Society Hosting Virtual Day Of Service Monday

The animal rescue organization's staff will teach participants how to make no-sew pet beds and cat and dog toys from items found around the home, among other things, during the virtual event.

Little Village Family Doctor Looks To Expand Clinic, Open Pharmacy At Former Birdie Pak Shop

The clinic would include more than a dozen examination rooms, procedure rooms, waiting rooms, doctors' offices and a pharmacy.

2 More Mass Vaccination Sites Opening This Week As Chicago Ramps Up Campaign

The city is focused on vaccinating health care workers and people living in working in long-term care facilities as part of Phase 1A. That phase will likely take several more weeks.

Chicago’s Travel Order Simplified — But City Says You Still Shouldn’t Go Anywhere

Every state besides Hawaii is currently in the Orange category, as are the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Travelers coming from places in that category must quarantine or get a negative COVID-19 test.

Chicago Schools Create Once-Monthly Coronavirus Testing Program For Staff As Students Return

While teachers have been asking the district to implement testing of students and staff if they are to return, CPS' plan applies only to staff on a once-monthly, voluntary basis.

Chicago Commissioning ‘Ambitious’ Public Art With $500K In Funding. Applications Open Monday

Another $250,000 will be given to partners that will use the money for smaller, local projects.

Artist Czr Prz’s Ava Grey Studio Opening Studio In Pilsen: ‘This Is Huge For Us’

The 1,500-square-foot plan will bring an art gallery and a creative workspace to the corner of 19th and Wood streets.

As Chicago Kids Head Back To School After 300 Days At Home, Some Parents Are Relieved — But Teachers Worry

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS chief Janice Jackson have said schools are safe for in-person learning. Teachers disagree.

Plans For A Little Village Medical Service Center To Be Unveiled At Community Meetings Tuesday

Oakbrook-based NAS Corporation looks to "build a second-story addition to the existing building and establish medical services" at 3925 W. 31st St., according to paperwork filed with the city.

People In Jails, Prisons Will Be Vaccinated In Next Phase, State Confirms After Advocates’ Push

Dozens of groups demanded the state act more quickly to protect prisoners and detainees, who now are in line to be vaccinated in the second round of immunizations. The policy change is "a major victory," an advocate said.

Esperanza Health Centers Opens Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing Site In Marquette Park

The federally qualified center is conducting tests by appointment six days a week from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the corner of Marquette Road and California Avenue.

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