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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 »

Guilty: Teen Posted Video of Beating Death of Mexican Father of 12 in Chicago

Guilty: Teen Posted Video of Beating Death of Mexican Father of 12 in Chicago

A 19-year-old Chicago man who recorded on video the attack and robbery that led to the death of a Mexican immigrant was found guilty of murder and robbery on Monday by a judge in Cook County. continue reading »

How Will an Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Fare in the Dominican Republic??

How Will an Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Fare in the Dominican Republic??

President Obama has announced James “Wally” Brewster, Jr. as his choice for U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. It is an interesting choice that could either be historic or hysterically wrong. continue reading »

Chicago’s New Mexican Consul General Once Worked as Landscaper and Was Deported

Chicago’s New Mexican Consul General Once Worked as Landscaper and Was Deported

Mexico's new consul general in Chicago said Monday that U.S. immigration reform is possible as a result of the new vision imposed by globalization, but he warned that, as in any negotiation, "nobody's going to win everything." continue reading »

Chicago’s Bloody Father’s Day Weekend: 7 Dead, 41 Shot – Youngest Victim Latino Teen

Chicago’s Bloody Father’s Day Weekend: 7 Dead, 41 Shot – Youngest Victim Latino Teen

Chicago had a bloody Father’s Day weekend with 7 dead and 41 shot including a Latino teen, who was the weekends youngest victim. continue reading »

Illinois Immigrant Saved from Deportation Following Complaints from Family, Activists

Illinois Immigrant Saved from Deportation Following Complaints from Family, Activists

Israel Lopez Bautista, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant arrested here by immigration agents for having returned to the United States after being deported, was released on Thursday after complaints by relatives and activists. continue reading »