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New St. Anthony’s Hospital in the Works

St. Anthony’s Hospital is looking to avoid joining the 20 Chicago hospitals that have closed over the last 30 years, and is instead hoping to build a new $250 million campus at the former site of the Washburne Trade School. continue reading »

Supreme Court Hearing Constitutionality of Arizona’s 2007 Immigration Law

In a surprise alliance, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has now joined civil rights groups in contesting the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration laws. Joining the National Immigration Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, continue reading »

Hispanic Bar Association Commends Advancement of Latino Judicial Nominees

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HBNA) commends President Barack Obama for nominating the Honorable Esther Salas for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Similarly, the HNBA applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for reporting out of committee by voice vote on December 1st The Honorable Edward Davila and The Honorable Diana Saldaña. Having been approved by the full committee, these two nominees now await full Senate confirmation. continue reading »

CPS Parents Sue - Allege Higher Number of Minority Students are Flunked

Wednesday, a number of CPS students’ parents are planning to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education for what they say is the unfair failing of minority students. continue reading »

Basic Skills Test’s New Standards Result in Fewer Minorities Passing

Chicago community groups in Illinois are arguing that standards for new teacher exams, which all college students have to take to get into a teacher-training program, are discriminating against minorities. continue reading »

Ecuador’s Government Offering Incentives for Migrants to Return Home

With the current state of the U.S. economy, programs that were initially set up to help Ecuadoreans assimilate in the U.S. are now being used to entice the very same people to come back to Ecuador. continue reading »

Gage Park School Fights Result in 17 Arrests

Tuesday, after two fights broke out at Gage Park High School at 5630 S. Rockwell St., police officers arrested 17 students. After stopping one fight at the southwest side school, police responded to another that broke out in a third floor hallway at around 12:40 PM. continue reading »

Baseball’s $100 Million Dollar Man: Mexican-American Adrian Gonzalez

The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday afternoon, that Adrian Gonzalez will be the next addition to their roster, while at the same time making contract money history for a Mexican-American player. continue reading »

Emanuel May Not Send His Children to Chicago Public Schools if Elected

As the race for Chicago’s next mayor heats up, Rahm Emanuel has found himself in the middle of yet another controversy. Tuesday, Emanuel said he would not commit to sending his three children to Chicago Public schools if he is elected, continue reading »

Do you have a career or a job?

Most of us are not in a position to engage in volunteer work and community service, or even a life of leisure, full time. We have to work. We need the routine pay check to meet our financial needs and a job can do that. continue reading »

‘Hispanic Hate’ Statement of the Week and It’s Only Tuesday

"I don't care about racial profiling. You know, sometimes it is good we are racially profiled, because the God's honest truth is that 99 percent of the people that are robbing, stealing, killing these drivers are blacks and Hispanics,” continue reading »

Bay Area restaurant Owners Charged with Undocumented Immigrants

A Pleasanton, Calif., couple who own a chain of Bay Area Mexican restaurants were arraigned in federal court here Monday after being charged in a 20-count criminal information with tax and immigration violations. continue reading »

24 Hours Before DREAM Act Vote - How are the Votes Stacking Up?

Who is standing, switching, and teetering on the DREAM Act fence. Over the last decade, the DREAM Act has been in the hands of many politicians, but these days it’s tough to determine who stands where. continue reading »

Terrible Year for Latinos at Prime Time Television Stations

Today the National Latino Media Council (NLMC) released their annual Television Network Report Cards. NLMC is disappointed that this annual diversity report card reflects a decline in Latino diversity at the four major television networks - ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. continue reading »

42,000 lbs of Mexican Tamales Recalled for not Disclosing Their ‘Whey’ - FOR REAL

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that after performing routine inspection at the South Bay plant of Diana's Mexican Food Products, 42,000 pounds of chicken tamales would have to be recalled because the label doesn't say the tamales contain whey. continue reading »

“Don’t Tase Me, Bro!” Tasings by Chicago Police Increased in 2010

In 2009, the Chicago Police Department used their Tasers on people 197 times. In 2010 however, that number more than tripled to 683 according to the Independent Police Review Authority. continue reading »

Friends May Be Key to Churchgoers’ Happiness

Spiritual aspects less significant for life satisfaction, survey finds. Regular churchgoers may lead more satisfying lives than stay-at-home folks because they create a network of close friends who provide important support, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Pending Deportation of Canadian Adult Highlights Immigration Law Flaws

“I was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, My dad worked for a division of Capitol Records. He received a transfer to Los Angeles, got permanent resident visas for the whole family and when I was two years eleven months old, we moved to the States. “ said Mike Burrows. continue reading »

Hispanics Driving Force behind U.S. Population Growth

Yesterday’s Census estimates show the entire U.S. population to be between 306 million to 313 million depending on the number of immigrants in the country. continue reading »

Approximately 100,000 Contraband Cuban Cigars to Go up in Smoke

Custom officials at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport are reporting a record seizure of Cuban cigars. Thus far they have confiscated 30,000 cigars shipped from Europe and are inspecting 70,000 other suspicious cigars, also thought to be of Cuban origin. continue reading »