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Chicago Environmental Groups Look Into Land Reuse After Coal Plants are Decommissioned

Both of Chicago’s Coal Power Plants have been officially decommissioned. A Mayoral Task Force convened to discuss the reuse of the sites releases report highlighting common ground reached between community organizations, the City of Chicago and Midwest Generation. But community concerns over remediation are yet to be addressed. continue reading »

COMMUNITY ALERT: Hispanic Male Wanted for Attempted Kidnapping - 10th District

10th District (Marquette) - About This Crime - On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at approximately 5:30 pm, a juvenile was approached by a male Hispanic in the 3500 continue reading »

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Little Vil:  Who Splashed Black Paint on our Mural? Who Did This Disgraceful Act?

At a time when Mexicans and Latinos should celebrate our history, culture and accomplishments during Hispanic Heritage Month [Sept. 15-Oct. 15]; some ignoramus vandalized the Manuel Perez Jr. Memorial Plaza mural. The mural, located in the heart of the Mexican community of Little Village, depicts Mexican heroes who should be held in the highest regard and honored by the Mexican/Latino community. continue reading »

High Speed Winds to Blame for Building Collapse

It is believed that high-speed winds were to blame for the collapse of a building in Little Village.The winds reached speeds of 30 to 35 mpg, and had gusts of 50 mph. The second floor of a Little Village home lost bricks, which fell to the sidewalk, expo continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Say Chicago Officers are Violating Sanctuary City Policy

Chicago has been one of the nation’s many Sanctuary Cities, in which local officers are told not to enforce federal immigration laws. Monday however, in prot continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Say Chicago Officers are Violating Sanctuary City Policy

Chicago has been one of the nation’s many Sanctuary Cities, in which local officers are told not to enforce federal immigration laws. Monday however, in prot continue reading »

MALDEF Opposes Latest Illinois Legislative Redistricting Plan-Doesn’t Want Little Village Split Up

After analyzing SB 1177, the legislative redistricting map passed today by the Illinois House and Senate, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) opposes the plan because it fractures communities of interest and weakens the voting strength of Latino neighborhoods. continue reading »

North and South Lawndale Students Create Mural-Art through NHS of Chicago’s New Art Program

After nine months of education, planning and preparation by creators of Art Forward, more than 100 west side students and community members in eight grade schools, high schools and nonprofit organizations in North Lawndale, South Lawndale (encompassing Little Village/26th Street) continue reading »

Puppet Making Workshop to Benefit Little Village Environmental Justice

The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) and the Clean Power Campaign are proud to announce a Giant Puppet Making Workshop with the Backbone Campaign. continue reading »

CRIME:  Little Village Ice Vendor Teen Killer Given 45 Year Prison Sentence

The teen killer of Manuel Villagomez of Little Village has been sentence to 45 years for killing the local ice cream vendor and father of four. continue reading »

DUI:  Divorce Celebration Turns to DUI Charges of Driving 5 MPH Asleep

34 year-old Raul Vega was so happy to have finalized his divorce that he celebrated with 10 to 12 beers. The problem is he also decided to get behind the wheel of his Oldsmobile Alero. continue reading »

Chicago’s Renaissance 2010: More Success with High Schools

Nearly seven years ago, Chicago launched a plan to create 100 new schools. On February 17th, WBEZ released a school-by-school update on how well those “Renaissance 2010” schools are performing on state tests. continue reading »

Environmental Justice in Little Village Update

These last few weeks have been chalk full of events and great success in the Clean Power Campaign. The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) would like to share with you some of what's been happening: continue reading »

CRIME: Police Shoot Armed Suspect

An armed suspect was shot by Chicago Police conducting a routine drug surveillance in the North Lawndale neighborhood at the 2200 block of South Kolin Avenue. continue reading »

Environmental Town Hall Meeting on new Coal-to-Gas Plant in Southeast Chicago

Spread the word -- there is ANOTHER dirty power plant being proposed for Chicago's south side. This new plant would convert extra-dirty coal from southern Illinois into a gas, and would use petroleum coke, a biproduct of Tar Sands oil processing. continue reading »

Marijuana Growth Lab Discovered by Chicago Police

Following a tip from an anonymous citizen, Chicago Police Mobile Strike Force Officers uncovered a cannabis growth lab, seized 25 pounds of cannabis, continue reading »

Little Village Residents Should be On the Lookout for Fake Cops

Little Village residents are being asked to be on the lookout for two Hispanic men posing as police officers in order to commit crimes. The two men have been involved in at least six robberies incidents in the Little Village community. continue reading »

Durbin Announces Over $1.7Mil in Grants for Community Service Organizations

December 16, 2010. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) has awarded roughly $1,720,000 in funding to 10 continue reading »

CRIME:  Teens Wounded in Drive-by Shooting

Chicago Police are reporting two teenagers from the Little Village neighborhood were shot and wounded this afternoon, as they were walking on the 2700 South Homan Avenue area continue reading »