Oust Riot Fest from Douglass Park? Some neighbors, including this church, want music festival to stay
“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.
As Riot Fest crews set up in Douglass Park, Little Village, Lawndale residents push for music festival to leave
The three-day music festival starts Friday, but some West Side leaders say it’s detrimental to the health of nearby communities.
16-year-old boy charged in fatal shooting of young mother was already under investigation in an attack on her sister
The teen was charged with killing Jezebell Perez and wounding her sister in the 2700 block of South Homan 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.
19-year-old said he fatally shot teenage girl after she threw water at McDonald’s employee in Little Village, prosecutors say
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.
Little Village residents gather to mark 2-year anniversary of botched smokestack demolition that covered area in dust
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.
Person shot by police after breaking into Homan Square CPD site through fire escape, grabbing guns and pointing them at cops, officials say