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Man shot to death on back porch of Pilsen home: police

Byron Ruiz, 36, was in the 1600 block of South Loomis Street about 3:30 a.m. when gunfire erupted.

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Dreamer makes a difference in Pilsen

Gonzalez helps bring community together through soccer team he founded in 2013

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Man charged with dragging state trooper with car in Pilsen

Christopher J. Overton is charged with a felony count of attempted first degree murder for the May 26 incident near 18th Street and Union Avenue.

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Pilsen alderman, residents unsure about turning the neighborhood into a historic district

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez will host a public meeting about the proposal at the 25th Ward office on Thursday.

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Pilsen nonprofit proposes new 45-unit affordable apartment building

The Resurrection Project will host a meeting about the development on Wednesday at Dvorak Park.

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Pilsen neighborhood celebrates July Fourth

Look at these photos from block parties throughout the Pilsen neighborhood.

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CPS to provide free lunches all summer

The LunchStop program has 100 sites where children under 18 can eat for free.

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Last Mass at St. Adalbert Parish in Pilsen set for July

The historic church will cease to be a "sacred space" on July 15, a day after its last Mass is scheduled to be held.

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Man charged with sexually abusing girl on Pink Line was turned in by his mother: prosecutors

Junior Thigpen faces felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and unlawful restraint.

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Pilsen mural honors slain pregnant woman Marlen Ochoa-Lopez

Artist Milton Coronado started the mural Sunday to pay tribute to Ochoa, the 19-year-old expectant mother slain last month.

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Should Pilsen welcome a new historic district? Let’s ask the people of Pilsen

There is a conversation we need to have not only in Pilsen, but in neighborhoods across our city: What can we do to truly preserve the social fabric?

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Casa Índígō seeks help keeping Pilsen local — and keeping Starbucks out

The restaurant run by Pilsen residents is looking to expand but is in competition with the world's largest coffee shop.

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Part of Ashland Avenue to close for railroad work starting Monday

Closures between 15th and 16th Streets will begin 9 p.m. Monday and end 11 p.m. Thursday, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.

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Dad of missing pregnant woman: ’All I can do is keep hope alive’

Postal worker Kierra Coles has been missing since October. She was expected to give birth to her first child Tuesday.

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‘Explore our creativity’ — street art should not just be saved, but encouraged

Anything involving art is controversial. Tastes differ. Street art can have a political aspect; graffiti artists will chafe at the notion of approval.

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Woman shot in chest in Heart of Chicago

The woman was in a vehicle in the 2100 block of West 18th Place when shots were fired from a blue SUV, police said.

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Chicago vinyl lovers flock to independent shops for Record Store Day

Independent Chicago record store owners joined hundreds of others across the globe Saturday with a bevy of giveaways and deals for music lovers.

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ENDORSEMENT: Byron Sigcho-Lopez for alderman in 25th Ward runoff

He'll do his own thinking and won't be a rubber stamp in the City Council.

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Death of a Pilsen gift shop

In Pilsen, developers are often foregoing fixing old buildings and razing and replacing them with new developments in pursuit of higher rents.

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Man wanted for sexually abusing 2 girls in Pilsen: police

Authorities are looking for a man who sexually abused two girls early Wednesday inside a Pilsen neighborhood apartment on the South Side.

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3 charged with crashing stolen car into bus in Little Village

Three men are charged with crashing a stolen vehicle into a bus Thursday evening eluding police in the Pilsen neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

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Bus driver hurt when stolen vehicle plows into CTA bus in Little Village

The female bus driver suffered injuries to her head and leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

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16-year-old boy dies after being shot in the head in Pilsen

The boy was shot in the head and drove his vehicle into a wall underneath the Dan Ryan, police said.

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ENDORSEMENT: Hilario Dominguez for 25th Ward alderman

He will a bring a thoughtful approach to address rapid development that continues to gentrify Pilsen.

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ENDORSEMENT: Patrick Daley Thompson for 11th Ward alderman

He has been a more than credible alderman in his first four years.

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Late Pilsen CPS teacher remembered as a caring, vivacious spirit

A vigil will be held for Kathleen Gomez at Juice House in Pilsen on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Candidates seeking to replace Danny Solis to debate in 25th Ward forum in Pilsen

Five candidates for alderman will answer questions from the Pilsen community in English and Spanish.

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Woman, 48, dies after being pulled out of burning house in Pilsen

A woman was killed and a firefighter was injured when a house in the 1800 block of South Peoria went up in flames early Monday.

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Man shot by group of males after arguing with woman in Pilsen

After an argument, he followed the woman and was surrounded by several males who demanded he get out of his vehicle, CPD said.

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Catholic school teacher sexually abused student in Pilsen classroom: prosecutors

Yesenia Rodriguez allegedly sexually abused a 14-year-old boy and made physical contact with a 13-year-old boy at St. Procopius School.

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What polar vortex? It’s business (almost) as usual in Pilsen

"If you start thinking about how cold it is, you're not gonna get up and do what you gotta do," said Pablo Camacho, 78.

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Checking on homeless as subzero temps loom: ‘They like that we just show up’

"The doc said my feet look OK," said Karen, who pitched a tent in an underpass. "But they're numb. My hands are OK because I keep them by the fire."