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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 »

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 »