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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 »

Chicago Immigrant Advocate Rev. Jose Landaverde May be Jailed, Calls Sec. Napolitano “Devil”

Chicago Immigrant Advocate Rev. Jose Landaverde May be Jailed, Calls Sec. Napolitano “Devil”

In immigration news, undocumented immigrant advocate from Chicago Rev. Joe Landaverde faces jail time for disrupting congressional hearings on immigration, when he called Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano "devil" for having record number of deportations. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez To Introduce Junk Gun Legislation to Curb Gun Violence

Rep. Gutierrez To Introduce Junk Gun Legislation to Curb Gun Violence

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) will introduce legislation to curb the sale and trafficking of junk guns, the cheap handguns, sometimes known as "Saturday Night Specials" responsible for a huge percentage of the deaths and injuries in Chicago and around the nation continue reading »

Latino Congregation to March, Fast at Obama Chicago Home

Latino Congregation to March, Fast at Obama Chicago Home

On Wednesday, Rev. Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Catholic Church in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood announced plans to march on and fast at President Obama’s Kenwood home in protest of the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez On E-Verify Immigration Subcommittee Hearing

Rep. Gutierrez On E-Verify Immigration Subcommittee Hearing

"We are having a much more realistic and fruitful conversation about employment verification because Republicans are back at the table willing to talk sensibly about how to move forward." continue reading »

National Mobilization Demanding Immigration Reform Launches out of Chicago

National Mobilization Demanding Immigration Reform Launches out of Chicago

Families affected by deportations and pro-immigrant advocates are launching a national mobilization demand immigration reform pass in Congres. The organizers will launch out of Chicago. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Reportedly Headlining All-Star Soccer Group in Chicago

Lionel Messi Reportedly Headlining All-Star Soccer Group in Chicago

Several Chicago publications, including Crain’s Chicago Business that broke the story, are indicating soccer super-star could be in the Windy City on July 6 to headline an all-star group of players. continue reading »