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The iconic arch that welcomes everyone to La Villita has preliminary landmark status. (WTTW News)

Should full landmark status be granted, the arch will become the first symbol of Chicago’s Latino community to receive that honor, as well as the first time an architect of Mexican descent has had a structure landmarked here. 

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Chicago is about to get more green space. We preview two long-anticipated new parks slated to open this weekend.

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Community groups in Little Village organize to prevent violence in a neighborhood that sits on the border between two warring gang factions. 

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The ISAT test is scheduled to begin next week, but some Chicago Public School teachers are refusing to administer the statewide tests. Elizabeth Brackett has the story. Read an article.