Laura Rodríguez Presa is a bilingual journalist covering the Latino community in the Chicago area. Formerly a multimedia reporter for Hoy, the Tribune’s Spanish-language newspaper, Laura focused on exposing the often untold stories of the Latino community. She aims to write pieces that transcend language, race, age and gender barriers.
- Two plans designed to slow the destruction of existing buildings in parts of the fast-gentrifying Pilsen neighborhood failed Tuesday, one opposed by the local alderman and one he supported. An ordinance to create a landmark district along a stretch of 18th Street and adjacent streets in the near South Side neighborhood fell unanimously in the Zoning Committee after Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez, 25th, spoke against it.
- The same day an 86-year-old Little Village man killed by a hit-and-run driver was buried, Chicago police released a photo of an SUV involved in the crash.