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CRIME:  Three Injured in Separate Shootings

Three young male individuals were wounded in separate incidents in the Lawndale neighborhood, with the first shooting occurring at 1800 South Harding Avenue and the other at 7600 S continue reading »

COMMUNITY:  South Lawndale to Receive Portion of Federal Funds for Neighborhood Rehab

Mayor Richard M. Daley said today Chicago has received more funding through the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) -- $168 million -- than any other local government continue reading »

CPS:  Officials Celebrate New Addition to Benito Juarez Community Academy

Creating new school buildings offers Chicago Public Schools students the facilities and equipment they need to succeed, Mayor Richard M. Daley said today as he cut the ceremonial ribbon on the new addition at Benito Juarez Community Academy. continue reading »

COMMUNITY: Man Looks “Beyond” to Make Lives a “Bitty” Better

COMMUNITY: Man Looks “Beyond” to Make Lives a “Bitty” Better

Within the Chicago neighborhood of Little Village, the Midwest’s largest Mexican-American population, there’s something going on. Things, and people, are changing. And that’s exactly what Rob Castaneda, Executive Director of Beyond the Ball, is trying to do. continue reading »

Samba and Save your Marriage at the Same Time

Samba and Save your Marriage at the Same Time

"The Marriage Ref " TV Show casting Call at Chicago Viva Latin Music Festival Millennium Park."The Marriage Ref" is a comedy panel show where celebrities help squabbling couples make peace with host Tom Papa. Created by Jerry Seinfeld himself, this is relationship advice... with a comic twist. "The Marriage Ref" casting team is searching the country for outgoing and opinionated married couples that have a long-standing argument or issue that must be resolved. No problem is too small or too strange! continue reading »

CRIME: “Operation Shady Business “ results in charges against 22 in drug ring

Federal prosecutors have announced charges against 22 members of a Little Village gang. The Gangster 2-6 Nation street gang has been under investigation for 15 months. Raids on Wednesday yielded a dozen guns, a kilo of cocaine, and 21,000 in cash. continue reading »

State Rep. Susana Mendoza Wants City Clerk Position

State Rep. Susana Mendoza Wants City Clerk Position

City Clerk Miguel del Valle has joined the rising number of hopefuls looking to become the next mayor of Chicago. This, of course, will leave his position open, and State Rep. Susana Mendoza is looking to become his successor. continue reading »

Pilsen Historic District

What is now Pilsen's Historic District, the neighborhood has been a first-stop for both Bohemian and Mexican immigrants for many years. Pilsen's architectural and urban landscape was created entirely by and for its settlers. continue reading »

HISTORY:  Happy Birthday von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt, a German naturalists and explorer, turned 241 on Sunday. Humboldt Park named after the explorer, is not only the name of the actual park, but also refers to the northwest community area of Chicago. continue reading »

Chicago Police Want Weis to Resign

Chicago Police Want Weis to Resign

Police officers are calling for Superintendent Jody Weis to resign and say he is to blame for the manpower shortage they have been facing. Alongside their families, hundreds of Chicago Police officers continue reading »

ComEd Asking Residents to Test Solar Energy

ComEd is using some people who live along the Eisenhower Expressway and in Humboldt Park neighborhood to test some energy-saving ideas. The company calls it the innovation corridor that will use so-called smart devices and infrastructure. continue reading »

Mayor Dedicates New School in Brighton Park

Creating a safe school environment in which Chicago Public Schools students can excel academically is the key to ensuring the future both for the young people and the city as a whole, Mayor Richard M. Daley said today. continue reading »

World Music Festival returns Sept. 21 with over 80 artists and 30 venues throughout Chicago

World Music Festival returns Sept. 21 with over 80 artists and 30 venues throughout Chicago

Largest and longest running festival of international music in the United States returns to Chicago with over 80 artists at 30 venues throughout Chicago.The City of Chicago celebrates the best of today’s international music at the 12th annual World Music Festival this September 21-30, 2010. continue reading »

CRIME: (Logan Square) Bank Robbed On Milwaukee Ave

CRIME: (Logan Square) Bank Robbed On Milwaukee Ave

A Logan Square neighborhood bank branch was robbed Tuesday. continue reading »

Chicago Public Library is Celebrating Diversity in 2010

Chicago Public Library is Celebrating Diversity in 2010

Join the Chicago Public Library in Celebrating Diversity in 2010 with its annual September/October observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. For this celebration, which was established to recognize Hispanic continue reading »