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Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

More Than 1 Million Illinoisans Have Had Coronavirus: ‘It Is Critical That We Take Extra Caution’

And 177 Illinoisans killed by coronavirus were reported in the past day, bringing the state's death toll to at least 17,272.

Chicago’s Essential Workers Are Getting Sick. Employers And The City Aren’t Doing Enough To Protect Them, Advocates Say

As the pandemic continues to ravage Latino neighborhoods, local leaders are imploring the city to expand testing hours and give families cash so they can afford to stay home.

‘Every Chicago Band Is Losing Their Biggest Fan’: Late Drummer Alejandro Morales Remembered As A ‘Beacon Of Light’

Morales, 46, died over the weekend in Puerto Rico while visiting family. He spent his free time doing accounting for social justice nonprofits and helping youth of color get into the music industry.

‘Devastated’ Pfleger, Removed Over Child Sex Abuse Allegation, Says He’s Angry, Hurt — But Can’t Speak Out More

"I have been asked by the Diocese not to speak out at this time," Pfleger wrote on Facebook. "I am Blessed with good leadership and amazing members, whom I love."

CPAC Plan Would Cut $600 Million From Chicago Police Budget, As Aldermen Debate Civilian Oversight Of Cops

Backers for the Civilian Police Accountability Council and the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability presented changes to their respective ordinances Tuesday as they try to drum up support from aldermen.

Can Chicago Finally Get An Elected School Board? After Years Of Fighting, Advocates Push State Senators To Pass 2019 Bill

Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on her support for an elected school board, but then said she needed more time to study the matter.

Lines Start At 3:30 AM, Stretch For Blocks At Newly Reopened Secretary Of State Offices

Most secretary of state offices — where new driver's licenses, permits and license plates are processed — closed in November because of the pandemic.

It Could Take 1.5 Years To Vaccinate All Of Chicago Unless Feds Increase Supply, Lightfoot Says

The city has created the infrastructure to deliver vaccine doses, Lightfoot said — now it just needs the doses: "Lives are at stake."

Following Botched Hilco Demolition, City Seeking Public Input On Rule Changes For Imploding Buildings

The changes were introduced two months after the implosion of the old Crawford Coal plant smokestack covered Little Village in a cloud of dust. The last day to provide feedback is Feb. 18.

Are You An Out-Of-Work Restaurant Or Bar Worker? Southern Smoke’s $4 Million Relief Fund Can Help

Despite launching in August, Southern Smoke Foundation leaders say they still have $3.6 million to help restaurant and bar industry workers in Cook County.

Coronavirus Kills 79 More Illinoisans, Bringing Death Toll To At Least 16,834

The most recent victims included 41 people from Cook County, including a teen and a woman in her 30s.

Little Village Coronavirus Testing Site Moved To Douglass Park

The city ended testing at Saucedo Scholastic Academy on Wednesday.

Clouds Are Coming Every Day This Week In Chicago

Just two days are expected to get sun this week.

2 Wounded In Pilsen Shootings Over New Year’s Weekend

Most recently, a man was shot and seriously wounded Saturday in the 1700 block of South Paulina Street.

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