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Community

Local groups come together for peace in their neighborhoods

Precious Blood Center (PBMR), SuCasa and the Br. David Darst Center hosted their first monthly Luncheon for Peace in Back of the…

New café brings authenticity, eclectic menu to Pilsen

A new café with an eclectic menu influenced by a local chef’s favorite dishes from restaurants across the city opened just a…

Arts and Entertainment

The 31st Chicago Latino film festival announces winner of its official poster contest

CHICAGO (January 22, 2015) – The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, producer of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, announced tonight that…

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.…

News

Grassroots Illinois Action endorses 23 aldermanic candidates, including six on the Southwest Side

Grassroots Illinois Action, a political action group backed by community and labor activists, endorsed Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for…

Foulkes among candidates challenging Thompson for the 16th Ward

The 16th Ward encompasses parts of Englewood, West Englewood and sections of Back of the Yards, Gage Park…

Candidates in the 11th Ward vie for Balcer’s seat

The 11th Ward consists mainly of Bridgeport, Canaryville, Little Italy and University Village on Chicago’s Lower West Side,…

Aldermanic candidates in the 15th Ward compete for open seat

There are six candidates officially on the ballot for 15th Ward alderman. The office of 15th Ward alderman…

Residents, business owners alarmed by attempted robbery on 47th Street

Back of the Yards residents and business owners were alarmed Wednesday by a recent attempted robbery at N&P…

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia talks politics at The Hideout

A standing-room-only crowd filled The Hideout Inn, located in the Elston Avenue industrial district, Tuesday, Jan. 6 for…

Events

Obsession: Once is Not Enough

With an opening reception scheduled for Jan. 16, guest curator Susan Sensemann is bringing nine artists who will…

World Music Wednesday

World Music Wednesday Travel to South America and the streets of Argentina with the sounds emitted by Josefina…

Cumbiasazo

This artist-led initiative is growing strong every month. A new edition of Cumbiasazo will be warming up this…

Chicago’s School Closings: Film Screening and Discussion

Join the experts behind “The School Project,” a six-part documentary series initiative on public education, in one of…

Fundraiser at Lagunitas

Fundraiser at Lagunitas Beats of Relief will be hoisting an event to support The Cara Program, an adult…

Street Textures: An exhibition by Peter Pinch and Special Guest.

This new exhibit sets out to connect Chicagoans to specific locations in the city. Each piece in the…