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Rep. Gutierrez Hires “Deferred Action” Recipient for Chicago Office

Rep. Gutierrez Hires “Deferred Action” Recipient for Chicago Office

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced the hiring of José M. Quintero as an employee in his District Office on North Avenue in Chicago. Quintero was the first young immigrant in Illinois to receive work authorization via Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the deportation-relief offered by President Obama to immigrants eligible for the DREAM Act continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Former Chicago Cop and Latin King Members Sentenced on Racketeering Charges

Latino Blotter:  Former Chicago Cop and Latin King Members Sentenced on Racketeering Charges

A former Chicago Police officer and two members of the Latin Kings street gang were sentenced this week in Indiana to serve prison time for their roles in a racketeering continue reading »

Illinois Legislature Votes to License all Drivers in the State

Illinois Legislature Votes to License all Drivers in the State

On Tuesday, the Illinois legislature passed a bill to allow state residents without legal status to obtain a three-year renewable driver’s license. The law will create tens if not hundreds of thousands of newly licensed drivers. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez:  Statement on Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Rep. Luis Gutierrez:  Statement on Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Today, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) praised his home state of Illinois for passing SB957, a bill that will allow the State of Illinois to issue Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses to immigrants, even if they are undocumented immigrants in the United States. The Illinois Highway Safety and Mandatory Insurance for All Bill passed the State House of Representatives and is expected to be signed by Gov. Patrick Quinn. continue reading »

JUST IN: Illinois House Passes Drivers Licenses for Undocumented, Gov Expected to Sign into Law

JUST IN: Illinois House Passes Drivers Licenses for Undocumented, Gov Expected to Sign into Law

A bill to authorize driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in Illinois has passed the State House by a 65-46 margin. The legislation that requires Governor Pat Quinn signature will give the undocumented three-year state drivers licenses. continue reading »

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 »