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Top Latino Gangs in Chicago

Top Latino Gangs in Chicago

Last year, 532 people were murdered in Chicago. Much of this violence can be attributed to gang violence throughout the city. According to reports, Latino gang membership is on the rise. With much of the gang activity occurring on the West Side, many of the Chicago gangs with joined alliances. continue reading »

Illinois Dream Fund To Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Undocumented

Illinois Dream Fund To Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Undocumented

The privately financed Illinois Dream Fund announced Friday the awarding of the first college scholarships, for a total of $100,000, to undocumented immigrants who have been accepted to universities in the state. continue reading »

Latino Blotter: Man Caught Having Sex With Dog Inside Chicago Animal Pound

Latino Blotter: Man Caught Having Sex With Dog Inside Chicago Animal Pound

Chicago resident, Gerardo Perez, has been charged with having sex with a pit bull that was being held at the city’s animal pound. continue reading »

Chicago Launches Bike-Sharing System Divvy Just in Time for Summer

Chicago Launches Bike-Sharing System Divvy Just in Time for Summer

As of Friday, just 48 hours after registration began, Chicago's newest transit system has a reported 1,000 "Founding Members." Divvy, a program of the Chicago Dept. of Transportation, is a bike-sharing system that will give Chicagoans continue reading »

Immigration Protesters Greet President Obama on Visit Home Today

Immigration Protesters Greet President Obama on Visit Home Today

President Obama’s visit back home to Chicago today was greeted by immigration protesters that chained themselves together in front of the hotel where the President is speaking. continue reading »

Chipotle Announces Partnership to Create “Farmhouse Ale”  for 2013 Cultivate Festivals

Chipotle Announces Partnership to Create “Farmhouse Ale”  for 2013 Cultivate Festivals

As part of its celebration of food, music, and ideas, Chipotle Mexican Grill has formed a partnership with three local breweries for its 2013 Cultivate Festivals in San Francisco, Denver and Chicago to produce a one-of-a-kind “Cultivate Farmhouse Ale,” a Saison-style beer that it unique to each city and will be exclusively poured at the Cultivate festivals continue reading »

Chicago Detectives Invited to Join Boston Manhunt for Marathon Bombing Suspect

Chicago Detectives Invited to Join Boston Manhunt for Marathon Bombing Suspect

The Chicago Police Department has just announced they have been invited to join the investigation into the bombing at the Boston Marathon. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Teen Tries Selling Baby Alligator on Craigslist or Trade it for Gecko

LATINO BLOTTER:  Teen Tries Selling Baby Alligator on Craigslist or Trade it for Gecko

A sharp DNR officer noticed, 19-year-old Juan DeJesus’ Craiglist’s ad selling a baby alligator for $300. Under a ruse a DNR agent agreed to buy the alligator and go to DeJesus’ Chicagoland home to pick it up. continue reading »

Illinois to Expand Services Offered to Immigrants at Welcome Centers

Illinois to Expand Services Offered to Immigrants at Welcome Centers

Illinois, which in 2007 opened its first welcome center for immigrants, continues to expand those services with an eye toward becoming the state that treats immigrants the best, according to a report presented Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn. continue reading »

While Rubio Pauses on Immigration Chicago Unites to Push for Immigration Reform

While Rubio Pauses on Immigration Chicago Unites to Push for Immigration Reform

While Republican Senator Marco Rubio is attempting to slow down the momentum on comprehensive immigration reform, Chicago business leaders are uniting to push for its passage. continue reading »

Chicago Make-Up Artist and Latino Entrepreneur Launches Fragrance Line

Chicago Make-Up Artist and Latino Entrepreneur Launches Fragrance Line

Chicago make-up artist and perfume entrepreneur, Hernan Rivera, has launched a new fragrance line called 'Greed'. The Hispanic entrepreneur is ready to compete with other perfume heavyweights continue reading »

Latino Poetry Festival Kicks Off in Chicago

Latino Poetry Festival Kicks Off in Chicago

Chicago will play host once again to the largest international Latino Poetry Festival in the Midwest. The festival, which launches April 11, 2013, coincides with National Poetry Month and is free to the public. continue reading »

Immigration Activists Arrested For Protesting in Chicago

Immigration Activists Arrested For Protesting in Chicago

A score of activists were arrested Friday in downtown Chicago during an act of civil disobedience to demand a voice in the negotiations on immigration reform now taking place behind closed doors in Washington. continue reading »

Probation for Immigrant Advocate for Disrupting Congressional Hearing

Probation for Immigrant Advocate for Disrupting Congressional Hearing

The Rev. Jose Landaverde, one of Chicago's most prominent immigrants' rights activists, will have to remain aloof from protests for the next six months as a condition for avoiding a jail term, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled on Tuesday. continue reading »

National Museum of Mexican Art Honors Susan Crown for Outstanding Public Service

National Museum of Mexican Art Honors Susan Crown for Outstanding Public Service

Distinguished Philanthropist to be honored with Arthur R. Velasquez Public Service Award at the Museum's Gala de Arte on May 3, 2013 - Philanthropist and businesswoman continue reading »