1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



Latino State News

Illinois Archives

Chicago Perfumer Creates “Tamale” Scent

Chicago Perfumer Creates “Tamale” Scent

Some scents wake us up, some calm us down and help us sleep. It makes us wonder then, what the scent of tamales will do for us. Chicago perfumer Zoraydo “Z” Ortiz has created a new continue reading »

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Makes Push for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Makes Push for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

In anticipation of a key vote in the Illinois state legislature this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is voicing his support for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in the state. continue reading »

City of Chicago To Offer Christmas Tree Recycling At 23 Citywide Locations, January 5-18, 2013

Seasonal program provides residents with an environmentally-friendly tree disposal option - The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District continue reading »

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

The winter storm besetting much of the United States so far has resulted in at least six deaths and has caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, authorities announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Bullet Tax Proposal Resurfaces in Gun-Control Debate

Bullet Tax Proposal Resurfaces in Gun-Control Debate

The Newtown, Connecticut school shooting has reactivated many familiar gun-control measures at both the state and federal level, from assault weapons bans to universal background checks for gun purchasers. But it’s also inspiring some new or mostly new ideas, including one in Connecticut: a hefty tax on bullets. continue reading »

National Louis University Professor Carlos Azcoitia to Serve on the Chicago Board of Education

Azcoitia will apply his more than 35 years of educational expertise to benefit CPS students - National Louis University is proud to announce that Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently n continue reading »

Latino Candidate Files Suit Against Town President for Intimidation

Latino Candidate Files Suit Against Town President for Intimidation

The campaign to lead the largely Hispanic Chicago suburb of Cicero got tougher Tuesday with the filing of a lawsuit for intimidation and harassment by Latino candidate Juan Ochoa against the incumbent town president. continue reading »

Chicago Will Host US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Conventionz

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the country’s largest Hispanic business organization, today announced that Chicago will be the host continue reading »

ACLU Says “U.S. Courts Have Denied Recourse” in Jose Padilla Case

ACLU Says “U.S. Courts Have Denied Recourse” in Jose Padilla Case

The American Civil Liberties Union and Yale Law School’s Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic today filed a petition against the United States with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) for the unlawful de continue reading »

Theater And Dance Take Center Stage

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Provides Companies with More Opportunities to Perform - The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events continue reading »

Latino Lawyer Defends Labor Rights of 70,000 Farm Workers in Illinois

Latino Lawyer Defends Labor Rights of 70,000 Farm Workers in Illinois

The attorney son of a Guatemalan immigrant is in the forefront of defending the labor rights of about 70,000 farm workers in Illinois. continue reading »

Chicago Judge Rules Suit Against Immigration Detailers May Proceed

Chicago Judge Rules Suit Against Immigration Detailers May Proceed

A federal judge in Chicago ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by the Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center against the government's use of immigration detainers may proceed. continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Unveils First-Ever Chicago New Americans Plan

New Plan, Developed over Months of Community Conversations, Outlines 27 Distinct Initiatives That Can Create Thousands of Jobs and Boost the Ability of Chicago’s 560,000 Foreign-Born Residents to Fully Contribute to the City’s Growth continue reading »

Chicago Police Discover 350 Pounds of Cannabis Stuffed in Frozen Strawberries

Chicago Police Discover 350 Pounds of Cannabis Stuffed in Frozen Strawberries

Chicago Police arrested a 41-year-old south suburban man involved in a cannabis trafficking operation that included a rental truck filled with numerous buckets of frozen strawberries concealing cannabis. Officers discovered the buckets contained a total of 350 pounds of cannabis with an estimated street value of more than $853,000. continue reading »

Mayor Congratulates Mt. Carmel Caravan Football Team on Winning State

During School-wide Rally to Celebrate the Team’s Victory, Students Surprise Mayor Emanuel By Singing Happy Birthday - Mayor Emanuel joined student athletes, continue reading »