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Chicago Police Arrest Thirty-Three Alleged Gang Members in City Wide Sweep

Chicago Police Arrest Thirty-Three Alleged Gang Members in City Wide Sweep

The Chicago Police along with DEA agents announced the arrest of 33 individuals thought to be members of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords in an early morning sweep. continue reading »

Holy Cow! Catholic Burger Topped Off with Communion Wafers Being Offered in Chicago

Holy Cow! Catholic Burger Topped Off with Communion Wafers Being Offered in Chicago

A local Chicago restaurant is offering what is believed to be the first ever ‘Catholic’ hamburger and not with permission from the Vatican. continue reading »

Hundreds of Rallies and Marches Planned Across Country in Support of Immigrants

Hundreds of Rallies and Marches Planned Across Country in Support of Immigrants

More than 150 events in 41 states have been planned this weekend in support of immigrants and immigration reform. The rallies and marches are all part of the ‘National Day of Action for Immigrant Dignity and Respect.’ continue reading »

Inspiring Blind Mexican Motivates Fellow Disabled Immigrants

Inspiring Blind Mexican Motivates Fellow Disabled Immigrants

Mexican-born Horacio Esparza says his activism on behalf of the disabled began the day after he went blind at age 7 and from then on struggled to have his family treat him the same way his 10 siblings were treated. continue reading »

Chicago Police Make Arrests in Back of the Yards Shooting Rampage

Chicago Police Make Arrests in Back of the Yards Shooting Rampage

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy announced today that charges have been filed against two offenders in connection with a shooting last Thursday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood where 13 people were shot including a three-year-old boy. continue reading »

JUST IN:  12 Shot in Chicago Park Including 3-Year-Old

JUST IN:  12 Shot in Chicago Park Including 3-Year-Old

Chicago police are reporting twelve people were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, including a 3-year-old. The shootings occurred around 10:15 p.m. at the basketball court of the Cornell Square Park. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Chicago Police Drug Bust Nets Nearly $7 Million in Pot

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Chicago Police Drug Bust Nets Nearly $7 Million in Pot

Chicago Police have announced the arrest of two Chicago-area men that were found in possession of nearly 1,000 pounds of pot valued at nearly $7 million along with a firearm and cash. continue reading »

Hispanic Chicago Artist Turns Gang Graffiti into Cultural Art

Hispanic Chicago Artist Turns Gang Graffiti into Cultural Art

A street artist is dedicated to repainting the graffiti daubed by street-gang members around his Chicago neighborhood, transforming the vandalized walls into naturalistic landscapes, continue reading »

Hispanic Parents Protest Demolition of  Public School’s Fieldhouse in Pilsen

Hispanic Parents Protest Demolition of Public School’s Fieldhouse in Pilsen

A gathering of Hispanic parents demonstrated Saturday in protest against the demolition of the fieldhouse of a public school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, which for three years they tried to make into a library. continue reading »

Burros Coming to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to Mow the Lawn

Burros Coming to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to Mow the Lawn

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday presented its latest ecological initiative: a flock of goats, sheep, llamas and burros that will graze on 5,000 square meters (1.23 acres) of airport ground, far from the runways, to control the vegetation there in a cheap and sustainable way. continue reading »

Double Murder-Suicide Leaves Mother, Daughter Dead & Chicago’s Latino Community Grieving

Double Murder-Suicide Leaves Mother, Daughter Dead & Chicago’s Latino Community Grieving

Chicago’s close-knit Latino community in Little Village is grieving a double murder-suicide that left a mother and her five-year-old daughter dead and the trigger man in critical condition. continue reading »

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has pulled funding from a coalition of immigration groups that support same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) statement released last week. continue reading »

This Bulls are Coming! The Great Bull Run of Chicago

This Bulls are Coming! The Great Bull Run of Chicago

The Great Bull Run, inspired by Spain's Running of the Bulls, will be at Hawthorne Race Course near Chicago on July 12th, 2014 and you can now sign up. Participants can get an adrenaline rush as they sprin continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Says Votes Are There for Immigration Reform

Rep. Gutierrez Says Votes Are There for Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that comprehensive immigration reform has the support of dozens of members of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez:  44,000 Will be Deported During Congressional Recess

Rep. Luis Gutierrez:  44,000 Will be Deported During Congressional Recess

Luis Gutierrez, the Democratic Congressman from Illinois, left his Congressional with a powerful message before they head to summer recess: continue reading »