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

Magda Ramirez-Castañeda, Late Activist And Leader In Pilsen’s Chicana Movement, Honored With Street Naming

Friends and family of Ramirez-Castañeda, former president of Pilsen Alliance, said she committed her life to fighting social and economic injustices.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Wicker Park Fest returns, sample 'za at Pizza City Fest, catch a modern take on Shakespeare — and so much more.

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Live Near Douglass Park? You Can Sign Up Saturday For Free Tickets To Riot Fest

Neighbors of Douglass Park can stop by Saturday to sign up for free tickets to the punk rock and alternative music festival.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Council Pushes Lightfoot To Release Full Report On Little Village Botched Implosion. What Will The Mayor Do?

The measure is non-binding, meaning it does not compel the mayor to do anything. It now falls to the city's Department of Law, which is under Mayor Lori Lightfoot's purview, to make the call.

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West Siders Petition To Boot Riot Fest, Lyrical Lemonade And Heatwave From Douglass Park

A third major event, the Heatwave Festival, debuted this weekend at Douglass Park. Some residents are frustrated they are fenced out of their neighborhood park for weeks of the summer so private companies can profit.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace Makes A Pit Stop At Pilsen Boys And Girls Club

Kids got autographs from NASCAR's Bubba Wallace, who was in town as the city announced it will host street races.

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City Council Will Vote To Push Mayor To Release Full Report On Hilco Demolition Disaster In Little Village

The measure can't force officials to release the report, but Ald. Mike Rodriguez said it will put pressure on the Lightfoot administration to make the report public.

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How A Little Village Group Funneled $750,000 To Support Over 250 Small Businesses During The Pandemic

Small business owners said they used their micro-grants from the Foundation of Little Village to pay for upgrades to their businesses.

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Street Soccer Pitches Pop Up At Pilsen’s Harrison Park For Free Pickup Games

Harrison Park is the latest spot to host street soccer pitches as part of a citywide program from Mettle Sports' Chicago Street Soccer Tour. The pitches will be in the neighborhood until July 27.

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A Pilsen Salon Owner Needs Your Help To Save Her Business After The Pandemic, A Fire

Ericka Reyna Bravo said it's been difficult to connect with her salon customers since she reopened in a new building. A neighbor started a GoFundMe to support her business.

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Little Goat Leaving West Loop, Moving To Former Southport Lanes In Lakeview

Little Goat will be one of three restaurants to take over the Southport Lanes space. It'll move there in early 2023.

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Pilsen’s Newest Art Event Begins Friday, Highlighting Local Artists, Performers And Businesses

The Pilsen Summer Art Walk starts 6 p.m. Friday. It will also return for editions in August and September.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen Peace Garden Will Get Much-Needed Repairs After Volunteers Meet Fundraising Goal

The Xochiquetzal Peace Garden was built in 1993 by nearby Whittier Dual Language School. Now, it'll get new garden beds so it can grow more produce for neighbors.

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How A Tri-Taylor Farm Helps Young People With Autism Transition Into Adulthood And Find Jobs 

The autistic young adults who maintain the farm can bring home as much fresh produce as they want while they work to develop independence.

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Chicago Police Officer ‘Ambushed’ On Near West Side Still Recovering, Family Says As They Raise Funds For His Care

The 12th District officer, who's been identified as Jaime Avila in his family's GoFundMe, was shot five times and has nerve damage to his left arm.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Cook County Jail Detainees Had A Higher Voter Turnout In The Primary Than The City As A Whole

About 20 percent of voters turned out citywide compared to 25 percent of detainees at Cook County Jail. Recent legislation made the jail a polling place with same-day registration, boosting turnout there.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Annual Taco Y Tamales Festival Returns To Pilsen For A Weekend Of Live Music And Authentic Food 

Attendees can expect the best tacos and tamales the city has to offer plus live performances and art installations.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Compact Fitness Owner Was Warned Against Opening In Little Village. Now, His Gym Is So Popular It’s Moving To A Bigger Spot

Owner Danny Diaz said he's reached capacity at his current location and the new spot a few blocks away is about five times larger, allowing him to offer more classes to Southwest Siders.

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From Pandemic Pop-Up To Brick-And-Mortar Store, El Churro Shop Opens In Little Village: ‘It Was Such A Hit’

The shop on 26th Street grew out of the online and pop-up business Little Village native Aldo Rios started during the pandemic, in which he made his own churro dough and dipping sauces.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

First Chicago Vintage Festival Brings Retro Fashion, Handmade Art to Pilsen

The event runs this weekend, highlighting more than 50 local vendors who sell vintage goods.

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