Meet Chef Roberto Pérez: Revitalizing Chicago’s Puerto Rican food scene

By Justin Agrelo Medill Reports Puerto Rican chef Roberto Pérez doesn’t eat pork. He confesses this to me from behind the steering wheel of his black Volvo on a cold Monday a few weeks ago. We’re driving through Chicago’s Austin neighborhood to Rico Fresh, one of Pérez’s favorite grocery stores. His confession is an obvious […]

25th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Hilario Dominguez is making waves – Q and A

25-year-old Hilario Dominguez is campaigning to become the next alderman in the 25th ward. Dominguez is the youngest candidate in his race and grew up in the ward.

By Justin Agrelo Medill Reports Hilario Dominguez is making waves and ruffling some feathers on his run to become the 25th Ward’s next alderman. The ward covers all of Pilsen and Chinatown, and parts of Mckinley Park, Tri-Taylor, the West Loop, and the South Loop. And it hasn’t seen a new alderman in more than two […]