Little Village

“I don’t think they see the opportunities that it brings to the community,” Shameka Barnes, of Mt. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, said about area residents seeking to have the annual event moved elsewhere.
The three-day music festival starts Friday, but some West Side leaders say it’s detrimental to the health of nearby communities.
The annual bike ride will pass hot spots of gang activity in an effort to have riders and bystanders form better associations with sometimes precarious corners.
The teen was charged with killing Jezebell Perez and wounding her sister in the 2700 block of South Homan Avenue, police said.
Benjamin Ortega was shot in the 2400 block of South Trumbull Avenue, police said.
Citing a Sun-Times report, the former governor, who’s exploring a run for mayor, says an inspector general’s investigation into the botched 2020 smokestack implosion shouldn’t be kept secret.
After a heated community meeting, neighborhood groups are calling for artists to drop out of the weekend music festival as they continue to push for changes to how the West Side park is used.
Even as drug stores increasingly provide more vital services, including COVID-19 tests, contraceptive counseling and wellness visits, communities on the South and West sides have fewer locations than other parts of the city.
The 41-year-old was shot Saturday in the 2600 block of South Tripp Avenue, Chicago police said.
Anthony Heredia, 19, told investigators he was asked to come to the McDonald’s by employees who called him when they recognized the 17-year-old girl from an earlier altercation.
“It’s going to be like a supermarket,” said Margarita Marquez, a Pan de Vida client who was given a tour. “You’re going to see what it is that you really need. Before, what they had is what you took.”
“When I got into office, the people who were used to having their way, who were used to dominating our city — they wanted their city back and they’ve been fighting against us every single day,” the mayor told the breakfast crowd at Starlight Restaurant, 8300 S. Kedzie Ave.
Tough but uplifting documentary details the struggles of surviving in gang territory.
The Little Village store is one of 900 pharmacies being closed nationwide over the next three years.
“In a neighborhood with the most youth in the entire city of Chicago and some of the least amount of greenspace, projects like this are a game-changer,” said New Life Center Pastor Matt DeMateo.
The implosion scarred residents who still worry that the dust cloud could have lasting impacts on their health.
El joven Augie se matriculó en la que entonces se llamaba Chicago Vocational High School, donde su hija dijo que estudió composición tipográfica.
He was chief of the Chicago Typographical Union Local 16 when it waged and settled a strike against the Chicago Tribune in the late 1980s and was active with the Little Village Community Council.
“We are all sad right now. Little Village is sad,” said Baltazar Enriquez, a community organizer.
Los Castilleja también operaron el bar Aguascalientes y el restaurante Los Laureles cerca de la calle 26 y Kedzie.