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More Latinos in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Fields Wanted

A recent report has pointed out that while the need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) college students has risen, the number of Latino students in the fields are far lower than the national average, and that number will only worsen unless more pre-college age Latinos take an early interest in STEM education/careers. continue reading »

U.S. Postal Service to Release Latin American Artists Stamps

In 2011, Americans will be able to see the faces of five Latin American music legends on new stamps with art created by San Diego artist Rafael Lopez. continue reading »

Illinois’ Latino Population Growth Saves a 2nd House Seat Loss

Illinois will be down a seat in the House of Representatives following the 2012 elections, according to yesterday’s US Census Bureau announcement. Analysis from the Latino Policy Forum indicates continue reading »

Financial Survey: Illinoisans Less Likely to Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck Than National Average

America’s first State-by-State Financial Capability Survey revealed that Illinoisans are less likely to live paycheck-to-paycheck than the national average. The findings are part of the National Financial Capability Study, continue reading »

Jessica Alba and Twitter Mom Working Together on New Sitcom About What Else: Crazed Mom’s

Jessica Alba, and writer Jhoni Marchinko, has begun work on a show tentatively titled The Mother of All Something. The idea for the show comes from Twitter mom Kelly Oxford (@kellyoxford), continue reading »

Adios, Larry. After 25 Years “Larry King Live” Leaves the Air

After 53 years in broadcasting and 25 years on "Larry King Live", Larry King is having his final show Thursday. At 77, King announced that he would "hang up his nightly suspenders" and after around 50,000 interviews throughout his broadcasting career and 6,000 show for CNN, that's precisely what he will do. continue reading »

Hispanic Aurora Woman Named State GOP Co-chair

The new co-chairman of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee is now Aurora resident, Gabriela Wyatt. Saturday, Wyatt was appointed by party Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles and received a unanimous vote from the state GOP committee. continue reading »

HUD Investigates Racially Biased Lending Practices Against Hispanics

After a number of complaints were filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), an investigation has begun to examine why 22 lenders failed to offer Federal Housing Administration mortgages to borrowers that met the requirements. continue reading »

Mormon Church Expands Hispanic Outreach- Their Fastest Growing Group of Converts

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is one of the most active modern practitioners of missionary work, with over fifty thousand full-time missionaries worldwide, as of the end of 2009. continue reading »

Hispanic Health Leader Calls for End to Tobacco Pollution

"Today Surgeon General Benjamin made it crystal clear — there is no safe level of smoking, no safe cigarette, and no unharmful levels of second-hand smoke. Our nation owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Dr. Benjamin continue reading »

Illegal Immigrant with Multiple Deporations Leads Texas Police on 30-mile Car Chase

After police in La Joya, Texas received a lead regarding a stolen vehicle, a miles-long chase began, and ended in a drug seizure. La Joya Police Chief Jose Del Angel said police received a tip regarding a stolen truck out of San Juan. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Gifts that Last, Healthy Gift Ideas

Computers, mobile phones and other gadgets often become out-dated before you even figure out how to use them. This holiday season, why not try giving gifts that will last a lifetime? Help your friends and loved ones stay healthy, and they’ll remember how much you care about them for years to come. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Del Valle Promises Investment in Community Education Centers if Elected

Chicago mayoral candidate Miguel del Valle said that if elected, he promises to make education investments a top priority. Making this announcement at Monroe Elementary School, Del Valle said he would invest in community 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 »