Little Village

About 40 vendors got a six-week extension Monday afternoon, but most already had packed up. “They waited until the last moment to tell us,” said Griselda Estrada, standing in the store where she’s worked nearly 30 years.
The man, 20, was driving in the 2200 block of South Sawyer Avenue when someone shot at his car.
Four males were taken into custody after the shooting, which occurred about 10:50 p.m. Saturday.
About 40 vendors sued the property owner, seeking an injunction preventing their eviction. A judge on Friday denied their request, and those vendors now have to leave by Tuesday.
The plaintiffs want a judge to issue an injunction and restraining order that would allow them to remain open until a judge determines whether it’s legal to shut down their businesses and seize their merchandise.
Despite car caravan to Northwest Side office of mall’s owner, Novak Construction, March 26 eviction deadline stands.
A previously secret watchdog report accuses officials of being negligent and incompetent before the 2020 debacle that coated the community in dust.
Community groups and volunteers are stepping up to assist — and sometimes take into their homes — new immigrants seeking refuge around the Chicago area as shelters fill up and temporary housing spaces, including shuttered schools, spark controversy.
The Little Village Shopping Plaza, which includes the Discount Mall, is in the midst of transformation by its new owner, who has told some of the shop owners at the neighborhood icon to leave. They plan to stay.
A protest Thursday downtown and workshop Saturday in Little Village are the latest in a series of actions to help homeowners save money and change the process that led to the increases.
A once-secret inspector general’s report says City Hall dropped the ball on the Crawford plant implosion in 2020.
Novak Development’s plan responds to neighborhood concerns that a redevelopment could ruin the mall’s unique character as a place for individual vendors.
The suspects, who set for cars on fire Feb. 1 and Feb. 2 were wearing a red or black hooded sweatshirt, police said. No arrests have been reported.
The Little Village Discount Mall will stay open until at least Feb. 16, when vendors, city officials and the mall owner will meet, Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez says. Some vendors have been told to vacate by Feb. 6.
Weeks after a shooter opened fire outside of Benito Juárez Community Academy, leaders in the school and the community worry the mass shooting will overshadow strides made throughout school’s storied history.
“Any development of this size needs to be done with the community and local alderman,” said 25th Ward Ald. Byron Sigcho-López.
Maria Aguilar, 50, said she was robbed at gunpoint while helping a customer Thursday morning. She joined other street vendors, activists and residents at the 10th District police station to demand more officers patrol 26th Street.
A man handed a teller a note, implying he had a gun, police say. After not getting any money, he walked out of the Citibank branch.
The developer is selling the benefits of a truck parking area but community members say traffic and diesel pollution are already unbearable.
The Una Buenanoche toy drive, scheduled 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, will give 500 children $20 vouchers.
After 31 years, the lease for the 100 or so tenants of the busy shopping center on 26th Street expires next month, and the owner has not announced what will happen to the property.
Attorney Anabel Abarca, a McKinley Park resident, is the mayor’s fourth appointment to fill an aldermanic vacancy.
Juana Tapia Lopez, 56, was struck about 8:20 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the 2500 block of South Drake Avenue, according to police. She died Thursday.