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CPS adds murals, mosaics at schools amid a move to enhance arts education

Benito Juarez, Englewood STEM, McAuliffe Elementary among the schools to gain public art. Each mural ‘serves a different purpose,’ Logan Square principal says. ‘Some of them honor our school namesake, some of them help us express our mission and vision, and others help us honor our cultures and traditions.’

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Developer promises to save Pilsen church after sale criticized by community

City Pads Chicago crossed Pilsen residents once when it painted over murals at the old Casa Aztlan. But the development firm says it’s learned its lesson.

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Man fatally shot in Pilsen alley: police

The man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in an alley in the 1600 block of South Loomis Street, police said.

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Pilsen nonprofit developer proposes smaller, five-story apartment building

The Resurrection Project bought the property at 19th Street and Racine Avenue in 2018 to create affordable housing.

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Ada Alicia Giron, whose Chicago bookstores offered a bit of home for Spanish-speakers, has died at 83

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Burglars target businesses on one Lower West Side block: police

Two businesses were burglarized in August in the 2400 block of South Wolcott Avenue.

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Pilsen muralist Hector Duarte’s house is a home and also a work of art

House murals are fairly rare in Chicago. But when you see one, the shimmer and swirl of color makes them a source of wonder and admiration.

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Will cemetery zoning scare off developers eyeing St. Adalbert’s property?

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez proposes to rezone the church land to prevent condo development. The Archdiocese says the building needs over $3 million of repairs.

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This is the story behind one of Pilsen’s disappearing murals

David ‘Boogie’ Gonzalez was a gang-member-turned-peace-activist. Killed 46 years ago in Harrison Park, a fading work of public art on 18th Street recalls his legacy.

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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.