Born on the city’s South Side, José Pérez has made history as the first Latino to hold the title of Common Council president. “I hope that I can be inspirational for people,” he says.
JoAnna Bautch, 34, is the newly appointed executive director of VIA Community Development Corporation. She will replace Brianna Sas-Pérez, who announced her decision to step down from the role late last year.
St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church is the faith home to many in the city with roots in the old country. As violence continues in Ukraine, the parish’s members are doing what they can to help.
Organizers hope to invigorate the business corridor along South 13th Street, increase safety and better connect residents and amenities in the surrounding neighborhoods.
For Laura Manriquez, community service has often centered around making sure her neighbors, especially children, have enough to eat every day.
VIA, the nonprofit organization formerly known as Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, serves residents of Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park and focuses on affordable housing, economic development and grassroots leadership.
Although the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino took the biggest hit, it hopes to bounce back as other businesses see signs of hope.
Residents won’t have to worry about utility disconnections until April thanks to a decision Thursday by the Public Service Commission.
El Rey is accused of price gouging, but owners deny the charges, saying “We will continue to search for the best deals we can and provide the cheapest prices.”
The family of the man injured in an acid attack in November on the South Side expressed anger Wednesday that the suspect in the case is out of jail.