Category: Community

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 »

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 »
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‘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 »

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 »

Retén en Chicago, marzo 9: La Villita, North Lawndale (distrito 10)

Retén en Chicago, marzo 9: La Villita, North Lawndale (distrito 10)
El sábado por la noche la Policía de Chicago estará revisado el cinturón de seguridad, la velocidad, y si los conductores manejan bajo la influencia (DUI). El Distrito 10 que se verá afectado abarca la zona entre Roosevelt Rd. al norte, Pershing Rd. al sur, la calle Kostner Ave. al oeste, y varía al este... Read more »
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Little Village candidate wins 'Chewie' endorsement

Little Village candidate wins 'Chewie' endorsement
Little Village is Jesús “Chuy” García Town, no doubt about it, and his endorsements weigh heavily among Latino voters. It’s understood that in this political climate, whoever Chuy supports wins the race. Of the four candidates looking to succeed Ald. Ricardo Muñoz (22nd), who is currently away getting his life together, Richard Juarez Sr. has... Read more »

Sigcho-Lopez calls out political donation tied to scrap metal shredder developer

Sigcho-Lopez calls out political donation tied to scrap metal shredder developer
After participating in eight or so public forums in local church basements, schools and storefronts, the aldermanic candidates in the 25th ward are sounding more and more alike: they want to maintain families living in their neighborhoods and eliminate corruption in the ward. In the big picture, this consolidation of agendas should benefit the diverse... Read more »

Chicago Chain Stores Join Day Without Immigrants

Chicago Chain Stores Join Day Without Immigrants
An estimated 100 Mexican and immigrant-owned stores shut down today to honor their workers and their contributions to the Chicago economy. The idea to boycott had been simmering on social media after an anonymous flyer called for undocumented immigrants, permanent residents, and citizens to abstain from going to work, school, or spending any money as a national act... Read more »
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Mi Tierra Busca Personal Para Su Reapertura

Mi Tierra Busca Personal Para Su Reapertura
El restaurante icónico, Mi Tierra, volverá a abrir sus puertas la primera semana de mayo, asi lo confirmó Simon Cruz, realtor. Hace precisamente un año la familia Fuentes cerró el establecimiento repentinamente. Pero el mes pasado el negocio renovó su licencia bajo el nombre “Mi Tierra South” y pasó la inspección de la ciudad. Estarán... Read more »