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Protest planned at Trader Joe's grand opening in South Loop

Protest planned at Trader Joe’s grand opening in South Loop

According to Chicagoist.com, protesters from Chicago Fair Food will be gathering at today’s grand opening of a new Trader Joe’s near Pilsen/UIC in South Loop: South Loop residents have been eagerly awaiting this day for months – they can now get cheap wine and power bars without having to go all the way to River…

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Gutierrez is my representative? Hooray!

Gutierrez is my representative? Hooray!

I am often proud to say that I am a resident of Pilsen. Today though, I am extra-proud, because our government officials, okay, one of our government officials, is not afraid to stick it to the man. Well, all he did was sit by the White House even though police told him to move, but…

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Photos from the Whittier sit-in

Photos from the Whittier sit-in

On June 23, 2011,after receiving several tweets and status updates about the renewal of Whittier’s sit-in, I decided to see for myself what all the fuss was. I whipped out my little point-and-shoot so I could document this moment in Pilsen’s history. This police had left before I got there, so I grabbed some pictures…

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