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Youth Stay Up ’til Dawn in the Name of Peace

With hair all over the floor, two barbers and a little more than 200 teens, walking into the Port Ministries cafeteria was a humbling sight to see. Kae, from Rockstar Barbershop in Pilsen spoke to teens as they huddled around him and his business partner Jon. He spoke to them about the recent experience he […]

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Yañez, Lopez face off during 15th Ward runoff debate

Two candidates in the runoff election for 15th Ward alderman clashed over red light cameras, participatory budgeting and the mayoral election in a candidates’ forum held Saturday, April 4 at Davis Square Park. The Gate News organized the forum in partnership with St. Joseph Parish, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Englewood Votes and The Resurrection Project. […]

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Pilsen groups lead peace march on first day of spring

Members of the Pilsen Family Task Force will walk alongside The Resurrection Project (TRP) and local families in the name of peace today, at the Spring Safety Peace Walk and prayer service. The event will begin at 6 p.m. outside TRP, 1818 S. Paulina. The purpose of the march is to promote peace and bring […]

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New affordable housing development coming to Pilsen

A new affordable housing development is slated for construction at a site in Pilsen that was once an eyesore in the community. The announcement was made on Thursday, Feb. 5 by The Resurrection Project (TRP) at an event held in the Orozco Academy gymnasium, 1940 W.18th Street. In his opening remarks, TRP CEO Raul Raymundo […]

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Affordable student housing complex hosts open house

  An off-campus student housing complex in Pilsen is seeking new residents this fall. Developed by The Resurrection Project (TRP), La Casa will hold a series of open houses starting Saturday Aug. 2. The idea is to show students attending colleges and universities across Chicago that they can find affordable living in the city while going to school. La Casa, […]

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Building future basketball champions

Annual program teaches teamwork, builds community Last Saturday, July 12 all hands were on deck for the Hoops in the Hood program in Back of the Yards. Four local teams have signed up so far, representing different organizations and churches from throughout the community, including Holy Cross, St. Michael’s, Chicago Police Kids and Kops and […]

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Residents celebrate Dia del Niño at Cornell Square Park

 State Rep. Esther Golar talks about the importance of organizing block-by-block A steady stream of community residents came to Cornell Square Park throughout the day on Saturday, April 26 for the Dia del Niño Celebration. The event featured a community resource fair with nearly a dozen nonprofits and service providers on hand to share information […]

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Financial relief on the path to citizenship

The Resurrection Project and Second Federal Credit Union (SFCU) are launching a new loan application program in efforts to help remove the economic barriers for people who wish to gain citizenship status. On Saturday, Feb. 15, more than 100 people gathered in the basement of St. Pius Parish to learn more about the new financial […]

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ACA enrollment challenges: Marketplace registration slow amid rough website rollout

Rolling out the new health care law across the nation and in the state hasn’t been easy. Aside from the overwhelming marketplace selection process, the system set in place has had many issues. For many customers looking to get the best coverage, healthcare.gov has been nothing but headaches. Many complained the website has been too […]

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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 […]