The coats of arms and flourishes like bells and statuettes on the façade of the Klas Restaurant make it feel like something you’d stumble upon in a little village in Eastern Europe. (Courtesy of Chuckman’s Collection)

The Old World meets the new at a legendary Cicero restaurant that’s long served as an anchor for Chicago’s expansive Czech community. But now, its legacy is under threat.

A solidarity march in Little Village on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (WTTW News)

There was a message of unity Wednesday as solidarity marches replaced fears of racially motivated violence. We visited Pilsen, Little Village and the suburb of Cicero for a view from the ground.

Cicero Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi speaks with Paris Schutz on “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

A conversation with Cicero Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi, who is part of the town’s emergency committee handling the pandemic response. 

Cicero Business License Director Ismael Vargas (WTTW News)

In a part of the Chicago region that has seen disproportionately high numbers of COVID-19 cases, the near west suburb of Cicero has been hit especially hard.

Corazon Community Services (Quinn Myers / WTTW News)

We check in with Corazon Community Services in suburban Cicero, which works with about 400 teenagers every month, offering after-school programs and community events focused on violence prevention and education.

(Photo by Ronnie Marlin)

Bite-sized dishes, Oscar-nominated films, hot cocoa and Lunar New Year parades usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Town of Cicero (Google Maps)

Nadia Bull, an auxiliary police officer in a western suburb of Chicago, claims her department “turned a blind eye” after she was forced into sex and sexually harassed by her superiors for years.

Scaly creatures, vintage vinyls and cheesy bites usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.