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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 »

Former Cubs Pitcher Frank Castillo, 44, Drowns in Arizona

Former Cubs Pitcher Frank Castillo, 44, Drowns in Arizona

Former Major League Baseball pitcher and El Paso native Frank Castillo has died from drowning in Arizona. continue reading »

Illinois Groups Receiving Obamacare Funds Serve Mostly Undocumented Residents

Illinois Groups Receiving Obamacare Funds Serve Mostly Undocumented Residents

Almost everyone involved with Obamacare in Illinois insist undocumented residents won’t receive health insurance subsidies or be eligible for Medicaid. continue reading »

Illinois Governor Quinn Joins 14 Other Governors Urging Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Illinois Governor Quinn Joins 14 Other Governors Urging Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

14 U.S. Governors includes Illinois Governor Pat Quinn drafted a letter urging Congress to pass “commonsense” immigration reform. continue reading »

Chicago Priest to be Deported to Native Bolivia after Serving Sex Abuse Sentence

Chicago Priest to be Deported to Native Bolivia after Serving Sex Abuse Sentence

Father Alejandro Flores is being deported to his native Bolivia after finishing a portion of his four-year sentence for sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy. continue reading »