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CPS Assembles Latino Advisory Committee to Better Serve Latino Stakeholders


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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced today the formation of the Latino Advisory Committee (LAC), the District’s first-ever, Latino-focused task force designed to increase engagement with the Latino community and to enhance the educational success of Latino students. The LAC seeks to accomplish its mission by uniting Chicago’s Latino leaders in order to provide support to Latino students, teachers, administrators, and families at CPS.

Dusek’s Board & Beer Launches ‘Cause Beer’ Series

hero-duseks hero-thaliaBeginning February 1st 2014 Dusek’s Board & Beer will Contribute $1 out of every 5rabbit Fabulosa Porter sold to Pilsen’s local arts initiative: Art in Public Places (AiPP).

The AIPP effort is spearheaded by 25th Ward Alderman Solis’ office to transform neglected, inactive spaces or sites plagued with vandalism…and connect artists with creative opportunities throughout the ward.

This will be the first in an ongoing ‘Cause Beer’ series committed to supporting a variety of Pilsen Community endeavors, with a new beneficiary selected each month.

You’ve always dreamed that you could do some good just by bellying up; it’s really happening.

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New Park Renovation Designs for Throop Playground

Please let us know which design YOU like best!  #1, #2 or #3?

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Miller Playground Design Selected!

imageThank you to Chicago Plays! and Chicago Park District for making our parks safer!

Restaurant: Bistro 18


Bistro 18 Brings Pancakes and Waffles to Pilsen >

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Pilsen’s breakfast scene is well known for such dishes as huevos con carne and chilaquiles, but one new restaurant is betting there is room for such American standards as pancakes and homemade turkey sausage. The new eatery Bistro 18, at 1640 W. 18th St., was conceived by chef/owner Rafael Bautista, who saw a lack of American-style breakfast items in the neighborhood.

Open Books Warehouse Open to the Public!

The Open Books warehouse in Pilsen is the center for all book operations, including processing, pickup coordination, online commerce, and book grants.  The warehouse also includes a store where the public, particularly educators and families, have direct purchasing access to a large stock of assorted specially priced books. Prices start as low as $1 per book; leveled books are available for $3 per book.   As always, all proceeds help support their literacy programs in Chicago.
905 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday – Saturday
10am – 4pm

Spring Registration for Little League Baseball!


2014 Winter Resource Fair @YMCA



UIC’s Multimodal Transportation Plan – Digital Accessible Survey and Upcoming Seminars

A digital accessible survey about UIC transportation issues is now available at   If you did not respond to the previous request, please  share how transportation on and around campus impacts you.  Tell us your concerns related to transportation, accessibility, and safety by Monday, February 17, 2014.  Visit the project page:


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