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Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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

West Side Needs Renovations To All Green Line Stations, A Lake Street Bus And More CTA Changes, Residents Say

Residents said sweeping changes are needed to public transportation in the area to help neighbors and boost area businesses.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City

From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.

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Little Library Debuts In Little Village, Offering Free Books In English And Spanish

The free community library outside La Villita Community Church was organized by church members and built, decorated and installed by youth groups.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Animal Rescue Group One Tail At A Time Brings Back ‘Summer Shake’ For Dogs

The first in-person fundraiser in more than a year will be held Aug. 8 at Bridge 410 in the West Loop.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

South, West Side Entrepreneurs Get $10 Million In City Grants To Expand And Build Their Businesses

Nuevo Leon Bakery, Reggio's Pizza and ChiFresh Kitchen are among the businesses that got city money to build up their work.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Lawndale Residents Can Sign Up Sunday For Free Tickets To Riot Fest

The music festival is also hosting a job fair so it can hire nearby residents for temporary positions.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Illinois Has A Program to Compensate Victims Of Violent Crimes. Few Applicants Receive Funds

Less than 40 percent of applicants are compensated, but many more never apply in the first place.

Citywide

Little Village Church Plans To Celebrate New Little Library With Taco Party Sunday

Kids will be able to get free books, and there will be games at the noon Sunday event.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

A Little Village Laundromat Brings Math Out Of Classrooms And Into Everyday Life For Young Learners

The early learning installations at Linares Launderia were created to help kids understand math is all around them.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’

The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.

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After The Pandemic Made New Business Bloom, Exfolia Botanical Flower And Gift Opens In Logan Square

Owner Cassandra Stadnicki ran a floral business out of her Little Village home for several years before opening her own store. She was inspired to take her business to the next level during the pandemic.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Pilsen Market Highlighting Street Vendors Coming Sundays To Dvorak Park

The market, which features local businesses, food and music, will be held 4-8 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 26.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Developer Pitches Plans For 19-Story Life Science Office Building In Fulton Market

Mark Goodman & Associates Inc. will unveil plans for the building at 400 N. Elizabeth St. during a virtual community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez Moves 25th Ward Office To Be ‘More Accessible To Residents’

The new ward office, located at 2100 W. Cermak Rd. in Pilsen, will open Thursday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

East Pilsen Vacant Lot Could Become Retail Space and Parking Lot Under Developer’s Plan

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) is scheduled to host a community meeting virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Youth-Led Campout Near Scene Of Teen’s Murder Aims To Bring Peace, Resources To Stop Gun Violence In Back Of The Yards

The summer peace events are meant to be a “catalyst for young people to put organizers' tools to action, create safe spaces and more importantly create a platform for relationship building in the community.”

Back of the Yards

This Little Village Group Gave Out 20,000 Meals During The Pandemic — And Help Is Still Needed. Here’s How You Can Pitch In.

The Little Village Environmental Organization and Getting Grown Collective got together last year to address food insecurity and get laid-off workers back to work. Now, they hope to keep the program going.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

$20.3 Million Fulton Market Streetscape Project Finished After Four Years

The corridor adds more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly features along Fulton between Halsted Street and Ogden Avenue.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Developer’s 19-Story Apartment Tower In Fulton Market Gets City Approval

Months after city officials lifted a ban on housing north of Lake Street, City Council approved LG Development's revised plan for a 19-story, 414-unit apartment building at 210 N. Aberdeen St.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Plant Chicago’s Farmers Market Returns To Back Of The Yards With Locally Grown Produce, Honey And More

The market, which runs through November 14, is held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at Davis Square Park on the corner of 45th Street and Marshfield Avenue.

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