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Celebración del 3er Aniversario de OPEN Center for the Arts

Exposición pictórica OPEN EYES 2214 S Sacramento Ave Chicago IL. 28 de junio 6:00 p.m. a 11:00 p.m. Hacemos una cordial invitación a la celebración del Tercer Aniversario de OPEN Center for the Arts. Para esta ocasión especial tendremos la exposición OPEN EYES que inauguraremos el próximo miércoles 28 de junio a partir de las […]

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Local painter JoeMama brings whimsy to life on the SW Side

Joseph Mora welcomes me to his studio on 69th and Pulaski, where his paintings are displayed like colorful offerings in a shrine. The studio is his parent’s living room. And kitchen and bathroom and basement. His markers, paint tubs, half-finished canvases, silk screens and rubber squeegees are sprinkled throughout the house, which is already full […]

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Drogas y pandillas en La Villita: Una vista desde la base

Scroll down to read the English Version Traducido por Monica Reynoso *¿Cuáles son las implicaciones de justicia social de la guerra contra las drogas, del tráfico de drogas en las fronteras y en los barrios empobrecidos, los tipos o la falta de opciones de tratamiento para la drogadicción? El Social Justice News Nexus, un proyecto […]

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22nd Ward residents present projects at participatory budgeting expo

Area residents showcased more than 20 different projects at Little Village High School Thursday, April 24, as a part of the first year of participatory budgeting in the 22nd Ward. The range of capital improvement projects included everything from street light replacement, sidewalk repairs, and greenway and pocket park development. “It’s a new way of […]

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Tenants fear landlord retaliation for home repairs

*Baja para leer este artículo en español. For Back of the Yards residents like Araceli, this winter has been exceptionally hard. She lives with her family in a small two-bedroom basement apartment that’s cold and humid with moldy spots growing in the kitchen and in parts of the bathroom. Araceli wants her landlord to replace the […]

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Maestros locales dicen hacer que estudiantes tomen el ISAT es una pérdida de tiempo, recursos

*To view the English version scroll down * Updated March. 10 Un grupo de docentes de la Academia Escolástica María Saucedo en La Villita y de otras escuelas de la ciudad se rehusaron a hacer a sus estudiantes tomar la Prueba Estandarizada de Desempeño de Illinois (ISAT) el martes 3 de marzo. Los maestros de […]

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Little Village leaders differ on vision for 26th and Kostner

Little Village residents have mixed opinions about a low-income housing development that could replace an old manufacturing building on the corner of 26th Street and Kostner Avenue. As previously reported in The Gate Newspaper, the former furniture factory will be repurposed to accommodate 148 one-to- four-bedroom units. This affordable housing project, run by Mercy Housing […]

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Longtime community bank saved by public-private partnership

Shuttered last year due to financial woes, a local community bank will celebrate its re-opening this Saturday, Sept. 21, under a unique partnership of nonprofit and financial entities. Like many small community banks in the city and across the nation, Second Federal Savings and Loans, located at 3960 West 26th Street, was not bailed out […]

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Little Village Businesses Hang Tough in Tight Economy

* Edited by The Gate NO IMMUNITY TO HARD TIMES, BUT RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES PLAN FOR PROSPEROUS FUTURE For years, the storefronts and small businesses lining West 26th Street have sustained Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood through thick and thin economic times. Residents and shoppers throughout the region are highly drawn to the Mexican commercial strip […]

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Art Down the Street: Chicago Artists Month Features Art Walks in Pilsen and Little Village

While some residents make their way to the heart of Pilsen’s art district, others will stroll through 26th Street to catch this year’s assortment of Latino exhibiting artists, as both neighborhoods are participants in the annual Chicago Artists Month  For three months, Jackie Orozco carried a glass jar everywhere she went. As she encountered friends, […]