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City official should be fired, 2 others punished for coal plant implosion debacle in Little Village, watchdog says

The discipline recommendations come in a critical report by the outgoing inspector general about the demolition that left a community covered in dust.

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First lady Jill Biden — ‘community college educator for forever’ — visits Chicago classroom to learn

On Day Two of her visit, Biden appeared with U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for a charla at the Arturo Velasquez Institute. "I think our administration is trying to really wrap its arms around all Americans — all Americans," she said.

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El Milagro workers return to tortilla production facility after lockout, protests

The tortilla company locked out workers Thursday from its Chicago facility after a protest over working conditions and alleged violations of Chicago’s earned sick time ordinance. After a rally Friday, workers were allowed to return.

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Senators Durbin, Padilla push immigration reform in Little Village visit

Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. and Alex Padilla, D-Calif., in Chicago on Friday, said a revised immigration plan will be submitted to the Senate parliamentarian in a few days.

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Families of 3 men killed in Starved Rock explosion sue demolition, construction companies

Lawsuit accuses companies of leaving behind unexploded devices after demolishing a bridge.

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West Side partnership to provide free legal aid, social services to juveniles, young adults

"Justice Rising: Project 77," a partnership between four groups, will help young people in the criminal justice system with free legal counsel and holistic social services.

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14-year-old stabbed, shot in Little Village

About 1:50 a.m., the teen was outside in the 2600 block of West 24th Street when he was stabbed twice and shot, police said.

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26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases

Instead, the 26th Street Area Chamber of Commerce plans to illuminate the Little Village arch on Sept. 1, and keep it lit for the rest of the month.

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17-year-old shot driving in Little Village

He was taken to Stroger Hospital and has since been released, police said.

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2 critically wounded while in vehicle in Little Village

Just after 1:25 a.m., the victims, 19 and 30, were traveling in the 2700 block of South Drake Avenue when they heard shots and felt pain, police said.

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Lightfoot vows to apply lessons learned during pandemic to stop Chicago violence

The new "Community Safety Coordination Center" was described by the mayor as a "collaboration and innovation" space — a central clearinghouse where data on violence prevention is "collected, analyzed and disseminated."

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Families in Little Village face utility disconnections as they await financial relief

Chicago’s Department of Housing said it was processing applications for its Emergency Rental Assistance Program as quickly as possible.

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Activists speak out about Target distribution center opening in Little Village

The 1 million-square-foot facility is set to open Tuesday.

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Camerino Gonzalez Valle, founded Taqueria Los Comales Mexican restaurants, dead at 81

He started his business in Little Village in 1973, focusing on small tacos, built it into a chain and opened one of Chicago’s first drive-thrus for al pastor and other tacos.

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Youth-led scooter tours of North Lawndale return this summer

My Block My Hood My City will use Lime electric scooters for one of its two North Lawndale tours; the group also is launching a walking tour in Little Village this summer.

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NASCAR’s Wallace puts Pilsen Boys & Girls Club kids in the driver’s seat

One of NASCAR racing’s biggest stars, Bubba Wallace donated two racing simulators and money to the club during a visit Wednesday in an effort to expand the sport’s audience.

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Good Shepherd Catholic School in Little Village to reopen for preschool and kindergarten

The Archdiocese of Chicago said it plans to reopen the Little Village school for full preschool to eighth-grade education in the future.

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3 Little Village men get long-awaited payday after former car wash owner cheated them out of wages

Sabino Cervantes, Miguel Angel Fernandez and Cesar Martinez were paid a combined total of $324,846 in back wages and damages.

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Kevin Clark, drummer in ‘School of Rock,’ hit and killed by driver while biking in Avondale

Clark had just started a new band that performed live for the first time over the past weekend on the North Shore.

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Funeral for men killed in explosion near Starved Rock to be held Tuesday

A GoFundMe has been launched to help the families of Inmer Rivera Tejada, 39; Rafael Rivera Tejada, 36; and their nephew Guillermo Rivera Tejada, who died in the blast.

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2-year-old girl shot near Cook County criminal courthouse in Little Village

The girl was hit in the leg Friday in the 2800 block of West 26th Street. She’s expected to be OK.

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No bail for 17-year-old accused of killing teen, wounding another in Little Village shooting

Rafael Abrego is facing murder and attempted murder charges as an adult for the April 26 shooting in the 2700 block of South Drake Avenue.

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Stores robbed at gunpoint in Little Village: police

In each incident someone walked into a store, flashed a gun or implied they were armed, and took money and property.

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Medical examiner releases Adam Toledo autopsy details

Until Adam was positively identified, authorities had estimated his age at 21 to 30; Adam weighed 91 pounds and was 5 feet tall.

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First assistant state’s attorney forced out following investigation on proffer involving Adam Toledo shooting

Jennifer Coleman "traditionally" would have reviewed any high-profile proffer read in court but she didn’t go over the one prosecutor James Murphy read in court detailing the allegations against 21-year-old Ruben Roman, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said. Foxx claims she was kept out of the loop on the matter.

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Latino leaders want moratorium on CPD foot pursuits

Attorney Arturo Jáuregui said he wants new policies and procedures to clearly outline when an officer should engage in a chase and under what circumstances lethal force can be used.

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Armed robberies reported in Little Village: police

In each incident a man walked into a store, flashed a gun, and demanded money from the register.

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Little Village activists protest at police training center, FOP headquarters

Activist presented the "Adam Toledo Peace Book," — a list of demands to move funding from the police to social services in Little Village.

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Teen boy shot in Little Village

About 5:10 p.m., he was standing in the 3300 block of West 28th Street, when a vehicle approached, two people got out and fired shots.

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New St. Anthony Hospital to be part of $600 million development at former trade school site in Little Village

But not all residents are happy. Some had wanted the site to remain in public hands and perhaps even have a new CPS trade school built there.

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Cinespace plans big expansion, adds new productions to studio roster

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios is the home of Showtime’s "The Chi," Comedy Central’s "South Side," and NBC’s "One Chicago" franchise.

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Man dies in Little Village house fire, 4 people displaced

The fire broke out in a home early Friday in the 2600 block of South Harding Avenue.