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Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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

After More Than 20 Years Of Work, Community Farm Coming To La Villita Park Next Year: ‘It’s A Dream Come True’

The farm, which once was the site of a roofing manufacturer, will have a worker-owned cooperative portion, a community fruit orchard and bilingual Spanish-English urban agriculture training.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Viewing ‘Heartbreaking’ Video Of Police Shooting 13-Year-Old, Adam Toledo’s Family Asks City To Delay Public Release Of Footage, Agency Says

The slain seventh-grader's family viewed body camera video of his death Tuesday and reportedly asked a police oversight agency to delay releasing the footage to the public. It will be made public eventually.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Boosts Police Presence To Prepare For Potential Unrest Over Adam Toledo Video, Daunte Wright Killing

Some officers had their days off canceled, and there was a heavy police presence along Michigan Avenue Monday. Large salt trucks, previously used to block streets, were also out.

Downtown

As Divvy Expands On South And West Sides, City Asks Residents: Where Should New Bike-Share Stations Go?

The bike-share program is expanding on the West, Northwest and Southwest sides of the city, from Dunning to West Lawn.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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Why Were Police Told To Turn Off Body Cameras Minutes After Adam Toledo Shooting? It’s Standard Policy, Department Says

Once officers have sealed off a crime scene to investigate, police said, it's typical for responding officers to shut off their body cameras.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

A Drive-In Movie Theater Saved Pilsen’s ChiTown Futbol During The Pandemic — And It’s Sticking Around Even As Soccer Facility Reopens

Since opening last year, nearly 30,000 tickets have been sold for public and private events at Pilsen drive-in ChiTown Futbol, the owner said. Former scorekeepers and referees were able to stay employed by directing traffic and delivering food to cars.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Johnson & Johnson Shots To Be Offered For United Center Vaccinations

There will be high demand for the appointments and people should check back frequently, officials advised.

Citywide

A Year After Botched Hilco Implosion, Little Village Neighbors Demand Protections For South And West Side Neighborhoods: ‘We Just Want To Breathe’

On the one-year anniversary of the Hilco smokestack implosion Sunday, activists and community members gathered to look back at the botched implosion and amplify the need for environmental justice against polluting industries.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Adam Toledo, Holding A Gun, Was Told To ‘Drop It’ Before Cop Fatally Shot 13-Year-Old, Prosecutors Allege

It remains unknown whether Toledo pointed or shot the gun before he was killed in Little Village on March 29. Video of the high-profile shooting could be released next week. The man allegedly with Toledo that night was charged with three felonies Saturday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Adam Toledo’s Family Slated To Watch Video Of Cop Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old Next Week, Lawyers Say

City officials say they will publicly release the police camera footage of the March 29 shooting, but not before Toledo's relatives have had a chance to see it.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Adam Toledo’s Family Hasn’t Seen Police Video Of Cop Shooting 13-Year-Old, Attorney Says

The family is preparing for the seventh grader's funeral and has yet to see the body cam footage the night the 13-year-old was shot and killed by police.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Dan Ryan Expressway Ramp In Pilsen Closed 6 Weeks For Construction

Starting 5 a.m Monday, crews will work on an "overhead sign structure foundation" on the 18th Street ramp. It's expected to reopen May 25.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Goddess And Grocer Coming To The West Loop This Summer

The gourmet grocer and deli will debut this summer at 911 W. Randolph St. The West Loop store will be the chain's fifth location in Chicago.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Marshall Square Resource Network Tackles COVID-19, Mental Health At Virtual Wellness Summit

Kicking off Tuesday, the series of six virtual events in Spanish and English will discuss a range of topics, including myths around COVID-19 vaccines and mental health.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Chicago Police Kill 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo, Little Village Neighbors Demand Answers At Vigil: ‘We Want To See Justice’

"There have been too many Black and Brown lives taken at the mercy of the Chicago Police Department — and we need this to stop now,” one organizer said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Why Did Police Shoot Adam Toledo? Week After 13-Year-Old Slain, Few Details Revealed

The shooting has gained national attention, but details about how Toledo was killed — and why it took two days to inform his family — have been slow to trickle out.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Police Foot Chase Policy Should Be Changed, Lightfoot Says After 13-Year-Old Boy Killed By Officer

Chases pose a "significant safety issue" to officers, the person being chased and community members — yet police chase people many times every single day, Lightfoot said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Marchers Take To Logan Square Streets To Demand Justice For 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo

A small group gathered in Logan Square to protest the death of seventh grader Adam Toledo, who was killed by a police officer in what police have called an "armed confrontation."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Video Of Chicago Police Killing 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Will Be Released, Agency Says After Public Pressure

After initially claiming they could not release the police officer's body camera footage from the shooting due to Toledo's age, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability reversed course Friday. The boy's family is being invited to view the body camera video footage before it goes public.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

Albany Park
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