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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 »

“Celebrating History, Heritage, and the American Dream” at UIC

“Celebrating History, Heritage, and the American Dream” at UIC

UIC is one of the most diverse colleges in the nation. Every year UIC hosts Latino Heritage Month between the dates of September 15 and October 15 to commemorate Latino heritage, history and culture as well a continue reading »

CHICAGO- Come Celebrate Mexico’s 200th Anniversary of Independence

CHICAGO- Come Celebrate Mexico’s 200th Anniversary of Independence

The festivities will bring the Mexican and Mexican-American communities together as we celebrate the rich heritage, history, and culture of our Mexican ancestors who fought for their independence from the Spanish government during the early 1800’s. Here is a list of events the entire family can enjoy continue reading »

Will Chicago Elect its First Hispanic Mayor?

Will Chicago Elect its First Hispanic Mayor?

Puerto Rican Born City Clerk Miguel del Valle has officially announced that he is a candidate for Mayor of Chicago. Del Valle (59) was appointed city clerk in 06 and voted in two months late. With over 20 years as an Illinois state senator, Del Valle feels he is the candidate that can represent the entire city and not just a segment of the community. continue reading »

26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade

26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade

Celebrate Mexican Independence at the 26th St. Mexican Independence Day Parade on Sept. 12th in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. continue reading »

CHARTER SCHOOLS:  (Mckinely Park) New charter school opens

CHARTER SCHOOLS:  (Mckinely Park) New charter school opens

In McKinley Park on Friday morning, a new charter school was opened in the Southwest Side neighborhood. 2774 W. Pershing is the site of the ninth charter school from The United Neighborhood Organization in the neighborhood. continue reading »