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Roberto Maldonado
Roberto Maldonado

Angee Gonzalez Rodriguez, 26th Ward Commiteeperson, Running To Become Humboldt Park Alderperson

Gonzalez Rodriguez's candidacy sets up another possible challenger for veteran Ald. Roberto Maldonado. Popular DJ Julian "Jumpin'" Perez filed to run for the office this spring.

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Humboldt Park’s 44th Annual Puerto Rican Parade And Festival Returns This Weekend With Live Music, Puerto Rican Food And More

Division Street between Western Avenue and Humboldt Boulevard, along with all intersecting cross streets, will be closed to car traffic during the parade Saturday.

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West Humboldt Park’s Food Desert Is Getting A Large Grocery Store Later This Year, Alderman Says

Central Park Foods will soon fill the old CVS at Grand and Central Park avenues, which has been closed for nearly a decade.

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Popular DJ Julian ‘Jumpin’ Perez Running For Alderman In 26th Ward

Perez, who was a staple on B96 in the '90s, intends to run against Ald. Roberto Maldonado, who has held the 26th Ward seat for more than a decade.

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Alderman Behind Anti-Gentrification Ordinance Lists House Near The 606 Trail For $2.4 Million

Despite rumors to the contrary, Ald. Roberto Maldonado said he's running for reelection next year. He's selling his house to help fund his kids' education, he said.

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Affordable Housing Coming To Heart Of Humboldt Park After City Council Approval

The project at 1203 N. California Ave. is moving forward over the concerns of some city commissioners who criticized the building's design.

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Heart Of Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican Community Will Become ‘Puerto Rico Town’ Under State Bill

Ald. Roberto Maldonado said the state-designated cultural district is a meaningful step in "the fight against the forces of gentrification."

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Affordable Housing And Arts Building A Step Toward Preserving Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican Identity: ‘We Are Not For Gentrification’

After years of planning, a five-story affordable housing complex with a ground-floor theater will soon rise on Division Street.

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City Council Backs Plan To Turn West Side Bank Building Into Latino Heritage Center, Affordable Housing

The redevelopment of Pioneer Trust & Savings Bank, which has sat vacant for 13 years, would "preserve our cultural identity in that area and repel any symbols of gentrification," the alderman said.

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Affordable Apartments At Humboldt Park’s La Casa Puertorriqueña Site Got City Council Approval

For the past couple of years, there has been little activity on the site. But now, nonprofit developer Hispanic Housing’s long-planned project is moving forward.

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Humboldt Park Teen Killed In Shooting, Other Gun Violence Victims Honored With Mural: ‘We Hope That Their Lives Inspire Change’

Neftali Reyes Jr. was shot and killed in 2017. Family and friends gathered this week to pay tribute to the 19-year-old, a talented baseball player who "learned to catch before he could walk."

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Gunman From ‘Horrific’ Humboldt Park Shooting That Killed Young Parents Will Be Arrested, Lightfoot Vows

The victims shared two young children. A fundraiser to pay for their funerals and help their children has raised more than $30,000.

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Humboldt Park Alderman Slams Police Commander For Closing Road Near Puerto Rican Parade To Prevent Shootings

"Closing access to Marin Drive during this weekend ... is sending the message that we can't celebrate safely. And I know we can," Ald. Roberto Maldonado said.

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Humboldt Park Affordable Apartments Moving Forward, But Neighbors Say Alderman Is Ignoring Their Pleas For A Public Meeting

"This is a nine-story development in the heart of our community ... and [Ald. Maldonado] is not allowing the community to weigh in," one neighbor said.

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Developer Breaks Ground On Long-Planned Affordable Housing Arts Building On Humboldt Park’s Paseo Boricua

The project, funded by tax-increment finance dollars and tax-exempt housing bonds, will bring 24 units of affordable housing geared toward artists and a ground-floor theater to 2709-15 W. Division St.

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Humboldt Park Doesn’t Have Enough Vaccination Sites — And The City Needs To Do More, Local Leaders Say

The alderman said he's also concerned white suburban residents are booking most appointments at neighborhood sites rather than Black and Latino residents.

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Plan To Bring Affordable Housing For Artists To Humboldt Park Gets Funding Boost

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday issued an ordinance to allocate an additional $6 million in tax-exempt housing bonds toward the long-discussed project at 2709-15 W. Division St.

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After Some Neighbors Complain, City Removes Colorful Graffiti Along 606

Some neighbors were disappointed in the removal. "These things were beautiful. It's not hurting anybody," one said.

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After Years Of ‘Racist Vitriol,’ Chicago’s Neighborhood Facebook Pages Face Pushback From Residents

Neighborhood Facebook pages are fixtures in many communities, but they have been hotbeds for racism. Mods and neighbors are increasingly pushing back.

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Alderman Wants To Extend Ban On Demolitions Along The 606

Northwest Side leaders want more time to come up with a long-term legislative solution to protect areas near the trail from rapid gentrification.

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