Renters have until April 1 at 11:59pm to enter into Chicago's $1,000 rent lottery

Renters have until April 1 at 11:59pm to enter into Chicago's $1,000 rent lottery
ENGLISH: As announced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Department of Housing is giving a limited number of $1,000 grants to low-income households having financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order. It takes 10 minutes to submit the online form. However, upon request, applicants must be able to show documentation demonstrating... Read more »

Cierran temporalmente el Discount Mall y el Super Mall por el coronavirus

Cierran temporalmente el Discount Mall y el Super Mall por el coronavirus
Actualización (update): Los malls continúan completamente cerrados después del 1 de abril, hasta nuevo aviso, siguiendo las órdenes de cuarentena de la ciudad y el estado. Illinois, como el resto del país, se encuentra en un estado de emergencia por la contaminación del nuevo coronavirus, y se recomienda que los establecimientos, especialmente los lugares donde... Read more »

Day of the Dead mural goes up on Little Village restaurant

Day of the Dead mural goes up on Little Village restaurant
Graffiti writer, Elizabeth “Bel” Reyes, is climbing scissor lifts at 26th & Lawndale to reach the highest points of Nuevo León Restaurant. Her latest work is a continuation of an art project she did last year, commissioned by AARP, that wrapped the CTA Pink Line train with a prominent Day of the Dead design by... Read more »
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Mexican residents celebrate downtown when Chicago police block cruising in their neighborhoods

Mexican residents celebrate downtown when Chicago police block cruising in their neighborhoods
It’s that time of year when Chicago residents take their Mexican Independence Day cruising downtown motivated by two purposes: President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant speech and the over policing of their neighborhoods. People waving flags out of the windows of their trucks is a Chicago thing to do along the major streets of historically Latino neighborhoods since... Read more »

Marshall Boulevard café changes ownership, offers $1.99 menu

Marshall Boulevard café changes ownership, offers $1.99 menu
When the Sip 22 coffee chain opened at 2909 W. Cermak Rd., the old Latino Youth High School, Little Village residents made it known that they were not welcome. With the constant tension between the white-owned establishment encroaching on the patio space and residents striving to maintain community control of Marshall Boulevard, the coffeeshop only survived... Read more »

Last chance for residents to get free tickets to Riot Fest 2019

Last chance for residents to get free tickets to Riot Fest 2019
Since 2015, Riot Fest, a private rock-and-punk festival operating in city parks, quietly gives out tickets to residents living in the vicinity of Douglas Park, where the festival takes place. For this year’s Riot Fest (September 13th-15th) locals need to claim their tickets by Sunday, July 14, a month earlier than usual. To qualify, residents... Read more »
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Man recording police stop in Little Village is tased and pepper sprayed in front of kids in viral video

Man recording police stop in Little Village is tased and pepper sprayed in front of kids in viral video
A video of Chicago police tasing a man multiple times in front of his children in the Little Village neighborhood made the rounds on Facebook during the 4th of July weekend. The man, identified as Angel Ramirez, was recording what appeared to be a police stop in the Mobil gas station at 2801 S. Pulaski. His... Read more »

Traditional Cinco de Mayo parade on Cermak cancelled, new parade set for next week

Traditional Cinco de Mayo parade on Cermak cancelled, new parade set for next week
Since time immemorial Cermak Rd. has connected various neighborhoods and immigrant groups in Chicago, and for about 40 years has been the host of a Cinco de Mayo parade that goes from Pilsen to Marshall Square in Little Village. That is, until last year when the parade was cancelled for the first time; while this year showed... Read more »

‘Pastor Vic’ gets honorary street named after him in Little Village

‘Pastor Vic’ gets honorary street named after him in Little Village
Pastor Victor Hugo Rodríguez, the peacemaking pastor from Little Village who passed away in February due to sudden health complications, was designated an honorary street by the City of Chicago that unveils this month. Pastor Vic served as the pastor of La Villita Community Church for 20 years and founded the Chicago Youth Boxing Club... Read more »
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El salón de baile 'El Volkan' volvió a cambiar de nombre

El salón de baile 'El Volkan' volvió a cambiar de nombre
El tradicional salón de baile ubicado en la esquina de la 25th & Kedzie, en La Villita, volvió a cambiar de nombre. Famosamente conocido como Mario’s Ballroom en los años 70, 80 y 90, cambió de administración y pasó a llamarse El Farallon, El Volkan, K-Oz, El Volkan otra vez, y ahora V Live, en... Read more »