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Tag Results for "Hispanic News"

Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez to Chair Nation’s Leading Latino Youth Leadership Development Organization

Today the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced its new board of directors for the 2011-2012 term. Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez of San Antonio, TX will chair continue reading »

Republicans Afraid to Lose Latino Vote Trying to Please GOP Voters

Republican politicians in California are rethinking their positions on the Support Federal Immigration Law (FIL) Act , the state’s Arizona-style immigration proposal, as they fear separating themselves further from the fastest growing voter group in California—Latinos. continue reading »

Is the IRS Targeting Hispanics?

A recently concluded study by TaxLifeBoat shows that a disproportionate number of IRS actions target minorities, especially Hispanics. continue reading »

Humboldt Park House Fire Sends Residents into Cold

Around six people narrowly missed being caught in a Humboldt Park fire that engulfed their home overnight. Just before 1 AM, the fire broke out in the two-story home on the 1000 block of North Drake Avenue continue reading »

Hispanically Targeted Publications See Increase in Readership and More Being Launched Everyday

As a sign of the growing prominence of the Latino population in the U.S., sixteen new Hispanically targeted publications were launched between 2009-2010. continue reading »

Chicago Police Release Preliminary November Crime Statistics

Total Crime Down for 23rd Consecutive Month, Along with Violent, Property Offenses. Today Superintendent Jody P. Weis discussed preliminary crime statistics for the month of November during a press conference at Chicago Police Headquarters. continue reading »

Chicago Bookstore Provides Spanish-exclusive Books

Pilsen’s Libreria Giron, one of the three family-owned Giron bookstores, exclusively sells books in Spanish, ranging from Ricky Martin’s new book “Yo”, to classics, to new books from best-selling authors like Nobel Prize-winning Mario Vargas Llosa. continue reading »

Weatherization Workshop in Lawndale on December 8th

Please join the Chicago Conservation Corps and Neighborhood Housing Services Chicago for a free Do-it-yourself Home Weatherization Workshop. continue reading »

Unidentified Man Shot in Back of the Yards Neighborhood

A man was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Sunday morning. According to Chicago Police’s New Affairs, the victim was found at 3 AM on the 4700 block of South Ada Street. continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: IRS Announces 2011 Standard Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2011 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. continue reading »

Latino Tech Geeks Get Their Due with New Magazine

Tek Lado, a new tech magazine, is calling all geeks in English, Spanish and Spanglish. The newly launched initiative coming out of Philadelphia is a 32 page technology and pop culture magazine geared for the tech-savvy Latinos. continue reading »

Those with Higher than Average Hispanic Populations Top Least ‘Brainy’ Cities List

Portfolio.com devised a formula to rate the brainpower of U.S. metropolitan areas focusing on America’s 200 largest metro areas and has announced its findings of the brainiest and least brainy cities in the country. continue reading »

Emergency Injunction Sought in Federal Court to Stop Harassment of Hispanic Church in Burbank, Il

New Court Filing Charges that Burbank Leadership is Violating Religious Rights of Rios de Agua Viva Congregation. Friday, the Chicago church Rios de Agua Viva filed a Federal law suit charging violations of their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights, along with Federal and Illinois state religious land use rights. The suit was filed in the United States District Court in Chicago. continue reading »

Huskers vs. Sooners Classic Rivalry Features Mexican-American (?) Freshman Quarterback

The most anticipated college football game of the year the Big 12 Championship has just concluded between the Oklahoma Sooners versus Nebraska Huskers. The winner, Oklahoma in a 23-20 win, is going to the Fiesta Bowl. continue reading »

13 Arrested in Puerto Rico over Money Laundering Charges

Thirteen individuals charged by a federal grand jury with money laundering were arrested this morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) working jointly with officers of the Puerto Rico Police Department. continue reading »

Record Number to Take Police Test This Year

Nearly 9,700 Individuals Invited to Take the Exam December 11, 2010. The City of Chicago today reported that 9,639 individuals are scheduled to take the Police Officer Examination on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at McCormick Place, reaching a record number of applicants continue reading »

President Obama Grants His First Pardons - Illinois Woman Among Them

Today, the Department of Justice announced that President Barack Obama has granted pardons to nine individuals. Among them an Illinois woman * James Bernard Banks - Liberty, Utah Offense: Illegal possession of government property; 18 U.S.C. § 641. Sentence: Oct. 31 continue reading »

Fundraiser for November’s Pilsen Fire Victims

Family and friends are inviting everyone to a fundraiser to help the victims of a Pilsen fire that occurred back in November. The fire took the life of 3-year-old Michael Cruz Jr., displaced 20 members of the family living in the four-story building continue reading »

Unemployment Rate for Nation Increases as Does Hispanic Unemployment Rate, Now at 13.2%

The unemployment rate edged up to 9.8 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll employment was little changed (+39,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. continue reading »

Future Growth in Digital Population Will be Driven by Hispanics

A new report coming out of eMarketer predicts that the Hispanic online population will grow by nearly 10 million people over the next four years. Next year, the report forecasts, 62.9% of Hispanics, or 32.2 million people, will be on line. continue reading »