Category: Organizations

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 »

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 »

Solis insider reveals who alderman supports, cites allegations of sexual misconduct against a candidate

Solis insider reveals who alderman supports, cites allegations of sexual misconduct against a candidate
While Ald. Danny Solis remains in hiding as a result of the lurid details that emerged when the feds tapped his phone, one self-described ally, Anthony Sutor, reveals who the alderman is supporting in the historic 25th ward race and makes other explosive allegations. Sutor provided screenshots from his phone that show a line of... Read more »
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County gang database that includes affiliations of jail inmates to be destroyed

County gang database that includes affiliations of jail inmates to be destroyed
Although five times smaller than the robust Chicago police gang database, the Cook County database might be slightly more accurate, some argue, but it’s still riddled with errors and lack of due process, and the Cook County Board is moving to dismantle it altogether. After Sheriff Tom Dart decommissioned the Regional Gang Intelligence Database (RGID)... Read more »