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Best bilingual community radio station

City Life, Little Village, Pilsen No Comments »

WRTE Radio Arte 90.5 FM
Radio Arte, serving Pilsen and Little Village, broadcasts a variety of Spanish/English programming. Operated by the National Museum of Mexican Art, it was acquired by Chicago Public Media this June. There are outlets for young adults through a free one-year journalism and digital media program. These WRTE productions create web-based projects that cover topics of health, homelessness and gay rights. Music programming includes a wide variety of Spanish pop, rock and hip-hop. Other day-parts showcase syndicated talk shows like “Latino USA.” Although the reach is confined to these neighborhoods, WRTE is streaming for the city to enjoy.

Best of Chicago 2012

Best place to buy a used bicycle

Audience Choice, Goods & Services, Little Village No Comments »

Working Bikes Cooperative

Score wheels for cheap and do good at the same time. Working Bikes offers a win-win-win situation: volunteers rescue old bikes destined for the landfill, fix and sell some to locals for green transportation, then use profits to ship the rest to co-ops in Africa and Latin America. Their spacious new digs in Little Village feature dozens of refurbished road, cruiser and mountain cycles, plus a vast selection of parts, frames and forks—a bike choppers’ delight. Brush up your mechanic skills by volunteering with WBC—they can always use help tackling the hundreds of fixer-uppers on the second floor.

2434 South Western
(312)421-5048
workingbikes.org

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Working Bikes

Best of Chicago 2009