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Chicanas of 18th Street: Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago

Gov. Quinn Inaugurates La Casa Housing Center for Latino Students in Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn inaugurated here on Thursday the La Casa Student Housing and Resource Center, which offers a place to live and study at affordable prices and near the city's main universities. continue reading »

Henry Cervantes Promotes Message of Peaces to Chicago Students

Amid the violence in low-income Chicago neighborhoods such as Little Village/La Villita, a Latino is teaching young people in several Catholic schools to be the bearers of a message of peace. continue reading »

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 »

Mexican Artist Uses Chicago Trash to Create “Art With a Conscience”

For Mexican-born Leticia Rodarte, trash is a diamond in the rough from which she extracts materials to create "art with a conscience," works that she exhibits and sells at her studio in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. continue reading »

Instituto del Progreso Latino’s Grand Opening Celebration

Join Instituto del Progreso Latino and the Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10 am as we celebrate the Grand Opening of continue reading »

Benefit for Emerging Artistic Talent in Pilsen’s Al Teatro

Every second Friday of each month Al Teatro Ristorante hosts a wine tasting to benefit The Foundation for Emerging Artistic Talent (E.A.T.) featuring wines from around the world, continue reading »

Run off For 25th Ward Between Incumbent Danny Solis and Cuahutemoc Morfin

Though the Mayor's race has been decided a total of 14 Chicago aldermanic ward races must take place in April, since these alderman races did not garner a candidate that won more than 50 percent of the votes. continue reading »

Consultants Sought for Cermak Creative Industry District Redevelpment

On Monday the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Housing and Economic Development issued a request for qualifications for consultant teams to help redevelop the Near South Side’s Spice Barrel continue reading »

Math & Science Night @ Manued Perez Elementary School

Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School located at 1241 W. 18th St. will be hosting a Math & Science Night on Wednesday, January 19th 5:30pm to 7:30 pm. We are inviting the community to join us, families will enjoy a variety of interactive math continue reading »

Fix Your Sidewalk with the Shared Cost Sidewalk Program

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is a voluntary program in which property owners and the City of Chicago share the cost of replacing sidewalks. 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 »

Park Of Mexican Heroes to be Inaugurated in Pilsen

Next November 20th at 11:00 am, will be the inauguration of the Park of Mexican Heroes, next to the Benito Juárez Community Academy continue reading »

COMMUNITY:  Pollution Effecting Communities’ Health

Activists are saying that emissions from two coal-fired electric plants located in Hispanic neighborhoods in Chicago are affecting the health of local residents. The Crawford Generating Station in La Villita (Little Village) and the Fisk plant in Pilsen continue reading »

COMMUNITY:  Pollution Effecting Communities’ Health

Activists are saying that emissions from two coal-fired electric plants located in Hispanic neighborhoods in Chicago are affecting the health of local residents. The Crawford Generating Station in La Villita (Little Village) and the Fisk plant in Pilsen continue reading »

Sprint Partners With Smart Communities to Provide Free Internet Access to Local Youth

The City of Chicago's Department of Innovation and Technology and the Smart Communities Initiative of the New Communities Program have teamed up with Sprint Nextel to donate wireless cards to the Digital Youth Summer Jobs Program youth. continue reading »

CRIME:  Early Morning Shooting Leaves Two Wounded

An early morning shooting at the 1900 block of South Throop, in the Pilsen neighborhood left two men shot and one of those was critically injured. continue reading »

EDUCATION: 4th Annual Pilsen Education Summit at Juarez Community

On October 23, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC), will be presenting the 4th Annual Pilsen Education Summit. continue reading »

Empty Storefronts in Chicago to be Turned into Art Galleries

Art collectives partner with property owners to showcase the work of local artists in empty storefronts across the city. continue reading »

REAL ESTATE:  Siegle Inc. Seeks to Build at 977 W. Cermak Road

Siegle Inc is going before the City of Chicago's Planning Commission to obtain a zoning change at property they own at 977 West Cermak Road in the Pilsen neighborhood. The site was the former home of a Siegle Lumber facility. continue reading »