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Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz Becomes Successful Artist in Chicago

When Alfonso "Piloto" Nieves Ruiz emigrated from Mexico in 1997, his great ambition was to be an American football player, but an accident banished him from the gridiron and turned him to sculpture, a calling that has made him a popular artist in Chicago. continue reading »

Pilsen Teacher and Muralist, Francisco Mendoza, 53, Dies of Cancer

Francisco Gerardo Mendoza age 53 passed away on March 12, 2012. Surrounded by family and friends at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois.He was an esteemed colleague and great friend to all, and beloved teacher to many students. continue reading »

Book Signing for Thalia’s New book “Growing Stronger” at Giron Books

In Growing Stronger, THALÍA shares for the first time her memories as an actress, singer and celebrity, both in her native Mexico City and in the US, where she currently lives (New York City) continue reading »

Community Alert: Hispanic Male 30-35 Yrs Old Wanted for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

On October 3, 2011 at 8:09 PM, a 17-year-old male victim was approached by an unknown male offender in the 1800 block of South Wood St., who engaged him in conversation. The victim ignored the offender and kept walking. The offender followed the victim, produced a knife, and demanded the victim follow him to a secluded area in the 1600 block of South Damen. Again, the offender made advances at the victim and touched him over his clothes. The victim was able to escape and call for help as the offender became distracted. The offender was last seen running northbound on Damen. continue reading »

Register for the 5th Annual Pilsen Education Summit

The 5th Annual Pilsen Education Summit, invites parents to many educational workshops, and take advantage of a free event that will offer educational resources for their children. continue reading »

Buen Provecho Pilsen 2011

Come to Pilsen today, the heart of Chicago’s Mexican community for some eats and celebration of the Mexican Independence Day! continue reading »

Pilsen Copper Plant to Reduce Harmful Emissions Says Attorney General Madigan

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a complaint against H. Kramer & Co. over dangerous levels of lead emissions from its copper smelter in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Today, Attorney General Madigan obtained an agreed preliminary injunction order against the company, requiring it to immediately reduce lead emissions from its plant. continue reading »

The Resurrectino Project Presents Unisono in Pilsen

The Resurrection Project Presents - Unisono (One Sound, One Village). Groups scheduled to perform: Grupo Fantasma, Los Vicios de Papa, Quinto Imperio, Velorio, Root Rockers, Unidos Por Son, Fandanguero. continue reading »

39th Annual Fiesta del Sol Festival

Fiesta del Sol is an annual fundraising event organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC), a non-profit organization located in the heart of Pilsen in Chicago, IL. continue reading »

Pilsen Fire Caused by Kids Playing with Fireworks

Three building were damaged in the Pilsen neighborhood and one woman injured when children were playing with fireworks around 4:00 pm in the afternoon. continue reading »

Instituto del Progreso Latino to Hold First Career Fair

On Saturday, June 25th from 9am - 2pm, Instituto will be hosting its first Career Fair to promote new opportunities for employment at the organization. continue reading »

Deceased Pilsen Mom Honored with Street Sign on 17th Place & South Halsted

Martha Gonzalez's family was never going to forget her when she died tragically on October 13, 2009 and now her Pilsen community won't either. Alderman Danny Solis through the urging of Gonzalez' family has designated the 1700 block of South Halsted as the "Martha Gonzalez Place." continue reading »

Pilsen Community Free Family Health Fair

A Silver Lining Foundation & The Resurrection Project are bringing a free family health fair to the Pilsen Community on Saturday, June 4th, at Cristo Rey High School. continue reading »

Suspect in 1994 Pilsen Shooting Arrested Trying to Re-enter U.S. from Mexico

Alfredo Marin, 39, has been arrested in San Diego and brought to Chicago to face murder charges for the 1994 shooting that occurred in Pilsen. The murder took place on April 2, when Marin and the unidentified victim were fighting at the 2000 block of South Allport and Marin allegedly proceeded to shooting the victim several times. continue reading »

Mother’s Who Have Survived Domestic Violence Honored in Community

Mother's Day is very special to Hispanic Families but it is a very special time for mother's who are recovering from domestic abuse or are survivors of domestic abuse. Many of those Latino victims of domestic violence continue reading »

Mole de Mayo - Pilsen Cook Off TODAY

Continue your Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Mole de Mayo festival! We would like to extend an invitation to one and all to join us for the third annual Mole cook-off in Chicago's beautiful Pilsen neighborhood. continue reading »

Mexican Community in Chicago Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Several Mexican communities in Chicago like, Pilsen and Little Village celebrated Cinco de Mayo today. There was a parade along West Cermak Road where crowds gathered to hear bands, see floats and watch traditional dances from Mexico. continue reading »

25th Ward Aldermanic Race to Go to Another Run Off on Tuesday, April 5th

The 25th ward that encompasses most of the Pilsen neighborhood will have another run-off election to selects its alderman this upcoming Tuesday, April 5. continue reading »

Three Wounded in Pilsen Shooting, One Critically

One man and two women were shot at around 7:21 p.m. Thursday night on the 1800 block of South Throop Street said POlice News Affairs Officer Anne Dwyer continue reading »

Former Mexican Consul General Manuel Rodriguez Arriaga Honored by El Valor in Pilsen

In an emotive ceremony that took part in the “Guadalupe Reyes” center in Pilsen, a large group of employees and families close to El Valor, paid homage to Ambassador Manuel Rodríguez Arriaga continue reading »