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Immigrant Owned Businesses in Chicago Get a Boost

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced in the Mexican neighborhood of Little Village in Chicago a series of workshops to train and promote among immigrants the creation and expansion of small businesses. continue reading »

Chicago Youth Boxing Club a Hit in Little Village

In a church basement in Chicago's La Villita/Little Village neighborhood a boxing club has been operating for five years for the physical and educational development of Latino youths seeking to escape street gangs and other problems on the streets. continue reading »

Business Alert:  Armed Robberies in Area

Offenders, sometimes wearing black ski masks, are entering small retail businesses in the 008th (Chicago Lawn) and 009th (Deering) Districts. One offender will brandish an aluminum baseball bat and demand money, continue reading »

Community Alert:  Attempted Kidnapping/Luring of Child

This alert gives notice to the residents of Beat 823 (8th District –Chicago Lawn) of an unknown Male Hispanic offender who attempted to abduct an 11-year-old female victim. continue reading »

Chicago to Start Offering Tours of Latino Neighborhoods

Starting in March, city-sponsored tours will offer a new view of Chicago's Hispanic neighborhoods, including their wide cultural, historic and gastronomic offerings. continue reading »

Latin Kings’ Leader Augustin Zambrano Sentenced to 60 Years, Implicated 20 Little Village Shootings

Evidence at trial included audio and video recordings of three beatings inflicted upon gang members for violating the rules and testimony documenting 20 shootings in the Little Village area continue reading »

Little Vil Comm Council To Show “Fernando Nation”, directed by Cruz Angeles FREE 1/21

The documentary "Fernando Nation", directed by Cruz Angeles, will be featured at the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2011 at 1 p.m. Free admission. It is a story about a Mexican baseball player named Fernando Valenzuela, 20; a captivating pitcher for the Dodgers. continue reading »

Chicago Power Plants Move in Order to Reduce Pollution

The company that owns two coal-fired power plants blamed for pollution in Chicago's largest Hispanic neighborhoods announced the installation of emission controls to comply with new state and federal environmental regulations. continue reading »

Little Village Post Office on List Slated to Be Closed

POST OFFICE: The Otis Grant Collins Station, formerly known as the Hawthorn Station, 2302 S. Pulaski Road in Little Village is on a list slated to be closed. This Post Office serves the North and South Lawndale communities of zip code 60623. continue reading »

Chicago Hispanic Families to Benefit from Univision Radio Food Drive

Feed The Children, one of the largest charities in the U.S., is joining forces with Univision Radio Chicago, the city's leading Spanish-language radio station continue reading »

Community Alert:  Con Game Targeting Senior Citizens

Senior Citizen Residents of the 009 District should be aware of Deceptive Practice: Fraud/ Con Games occurring during the month of October 2011. Incidents have been recorded in the vicinity of: 3300 to 3900 (Pershing Road) Hamilton Street to Kedzie Avenue. continue reading »

Little Village Web App Wins Key Award

Residents of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood on the city’s southwest side are working to transform a 23-acre capped Superfund site into a vibrant, continue reading »

Coming to Little Village: Chicago Architecture Foundation Tours

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is going to host an “Open House Chicago 2011” tour that includes some of Chicago’s best neighborhoods including Little Village and Garfield Park continue reading »

World-Renowned Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Little Village School

The students at the Telpochcalli Elementary school in LIttle Village received quit a musical treat when cellist Yo-Yo-Ma performed for them. continue reading »

Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy has Grand Opening

This week Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, State Representative Edward Acevedo and Baxter International Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert L. Parkinson, Jr. at the grand opening of the Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA) high school, the Chicago Public Schools’ first charter dedicated to health science careers. continue reading »

Chicago Police Apprehend Two Armed Robbers in LIttle Village Theft

Chicago Police arrested and charged two men after a brazen midday armed robbery at a health food store in the South Lawndale Community yesterday. continue reading »

Chicago Youth Boxing Club Named Among Three World-Wide Finalists by BEYOND SPORT

Beyond Sport, the London-based global organization that promotes, develops and supports the use of sport to drive positive social change across the world, has announced that Chicago Youth Boxing Club (CYBC) has been included on the prestigious Shortlist for the Beyond Sport Awards 2011 continue reading »

Get on the Bus with Little Village Envirnomental Justice Organization

It can be a long wait to catch a CTA bus. But bus riders on 31st Street have been waiting 13 years for their bus to arrive. This has made it harder for residents to find safe, affordable ways to get to jobs, continue reading »

Weekend Shooting Leaves 12-Year Old Little Village Girl Seriously Injured

A weekend shooting in Little Village has left a 12-year old little girl seriously injured. According to Chicago Fire Department reports a little girl was shot while walking with her uncle near an elementary school located at the 2400 block of South California Avenue, Friday night around 7:30 p.m. According to reports at least one person fired shots west of California toward an individual that was not the little girl. continue reading »

Be on Guard Police Impersonator Working in the LIttle Village Area

In two separate incidents, a male black displaying a badge and purporting to be a police officer has stopped victims, conducted field interviews and subsequently searched them. continue reading »