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Humboldt Park Hit Hard by Recession

Jeff Baird is a real estate valuation consultant based in Chicago. He founded Lakeshore Analytics to bring comprehensive, understandable housing data and analysis to Chicago-area readers. continue reading »

2 Wounded, 1 Dead After Monday Shooting

Monday afternoon, three people were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Around 4:20pm, police responded to the 5000 block of South Morgan Street where they found three people shot, one male, two females. continue reading »

Chicago’s Largest SBA Lenders

Crain's has just published its annual list of the six-county area's largest SBA lenders. Ridgestone Bank leads in total loan volume for the second straight year, having issued $64.7 million in 7(a) loans in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30. Here is a list of Chicago's top ten: continue reading »

Almost $5 Million Worth of Drugs Seized By Police

At a press conference Sunday, the Chicago Police Department announced their findings during a drug bust Friday. The police recovered 21 kilos of white heroin with an estimated street value of $3.15 million continue reading »

3-year-old Dies in Pilsen Fire

A three-year-old boy is dead after an apartment building fire in Pilsen that also injured his one-year-old sister, his father, and the family’s two dogs. Saturday, the fire broke out in the four-story building at around 4:20pm on the 1700 block of West Cullerton Street. continue reading »

SAFETY: Activists Want Cameras in Order to Stop Sale of Fake IDs

Members of the Little Village community believe the area is in need of security cameras in order to protect citizens from increasing crime and to stop peddlers attempting to sell fake IDs. continue reading »

CRIME: (Logan Square) Convicted Felon Charged With Firing Weapon

Chicago Police arrested and charged a 36-year-old man early Saturday morning after taking immediate action when shots were fired in the Logan Square community just before 3:30 a.m. on November 6. continue reading »

Pilsen Education Summit Summary

The Pilsen Education Summit is organized by PNCC, in collaboration with members of the Pilsen Education Task Force – of the Pilsen Planning Committee, comprised of schools, community based organizations, colleges & universities, as well as parents. continue reading »

COMMUNITY: Water Wars Update

COMMUNITY: Water Wars Update

In Chicago, a coalition of environmental justice, public health, consumer advocacy and community-based organizations has launched a campaign calling on city aldermen (as well as all mayoral and aldermanic continue reading »

For-Latinos, By-Latinos Parent Program ‘Opens Doors’

Parents are their children’s first teachers and their home is their children’s first school. Research shows that parents’ involvement in children’s preschool years has profound effects not only on academic outcomes during formal schooling continue reading »

How to Save Money and Avoid Storm Damage

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MISSING PERSONS: 45-year-old Fausto Correa

Chicago Police Department has issued an alert for a missing person November 6th. 45-year-old Fausto Correa went missing from the 4600 block of South Pulaski Avenue. He may be mentally confused. continue reading »

Residents Look to Lead Healthier Lives After Study

After a study by the Sinai Urban Health Institute, Humboldt Park and other Chicago neighborhood residents were presented with startling facts, but instead of ignoring the findings, the residents chose to take action and lead healthier live continue reading »

COMMUNITY:  BYNC leads an Anti-Violence Awareness Campaign

Led by the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) and the Community Media Workshop (CMW), Latino and African American media outlets throughout Chicago will attempt to raise awareness about anti-violence initiatives in Chicago. continue reading »

Little Village Residents Go Green With Human Waste Recycling

Little Village resident Nance Klehm, 44, likes to think of herself as a "bio-instigator.” Since 2008, Klehm’s Humble Pile project has converted human waste into compost for use by gardeners. continue reading »