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Erin Vogel

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Pilsen streets flooded by water main break

Pilsen streets flooded by water main break

Live in Pilsen and noticed that your water pressure was low last night? The Tribune has an explanation for you: A large main cracked open in the Pilsenneighborhood overnight, pouring a river of water into streets, basements and businesses. The 36-inch cast iron main broke in the 1500 block of West 21st Street at about 8:30…

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Pilsen paints, knits positive messages

Pilsen paints, knits positive messages

Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood has been known for its thriving arts community for years. It is a popular haven for artists and musicians who use its many gallery spaces to create and share art with the public through events like 2nd Fridays, an event series that invites the public to explore Pilsen’s art galleries and artist’s…

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Alderman Danny Solis visits Simones, shares Netherlands trip

25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis visited Simone’s in Pilsen to speak at an Active Transportation Alliance (Active Trans) celebration on Wednesday, December 7. John Lankford, the neighborhood bikeways campaign coordinator of the Active Trans, spoke briefly about the purpose of the night’s celebration: highlighting “the absolute historic year” of improvements to Chicago’s bicycling programs and…

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Charges filed in UIC parking garage slaying

Charges filed in UIC parking garage slaying

The Tribune has an update on the UIC parking garage shooting case. The victim’s husband was charged with one count of first-degree murder and is expected to appear in bond court tomorrow. An Austin neighborhood man has been charged with fatally shooting his 48-year-old estranged wife in a University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center parking garage…

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UIC hospital garage slaying victim dies of multiple gunshot wounds

The man suspected of shooting and killing a woman at the UIC Medical Center was taken into custody on Friday. The suspect has been identified as the victim’s estranged husband: A suspect was taken into custody this morning in connection with the shooting death of a 48-year-old woman in a University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center…

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Firefighter injured in Pilsen fire

Firefighter injured in Pilsen fire

A fire in Pilsen on Friday night led to a firefighter getting injured. Read more from Fox Chicago: A firefighter was injured Friday night during a fire in a vacant building in the Pilsen neighborhood. A still and box alarm fire was called about 7:10 p.m. at a vacant two-story building at 1739 W. 18th…

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Occupy Chicago assembles in Pilsen

Occupy Chicago assembles in Pilsen

Members of the Chicago branch of the Occupy Wall Street protests, Occupy Chicago, met in Pilsen Nov. 22 for a special general assembly to discuss neighborhood issues and plans for upcoming actions. Protesters originally gathered at the Chicago Public Library Rudy Lozano branch but moved to the nearby public square at 18th Street and Blue…

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