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Chicago Bookstore Provides Spanish-exclusive Books

Pilsen’s Libreria Giron, one of the three family-owned Giron bookstores, exclusively sells books in Spanish, ranging from Ricky Martin’s new book “Yo”, to classics, to new books from best-selling authors like Nobel Prize-winning Mario Vargas Llosa. continue reading »

Weatherization Workshop in Lawndale on December 8th

Please join the Chicago Conservation Corps and Neighborhood Housing Services Chicago for a free Do-it-yourself Home Weatherization Workshop. continue reading »

Unidentified Man Shot in Back of the Yards Neighborhood

A man was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Sunday morning. According to Chicago Police’s New Affairs, the victim was found at 3 AM on the 4700 block of South Ada Street. continue reading »

Record Number to Take Police Test This Year

Nearly 9,700 Individuals Invited to Take the Exam December 11, 2010. The City of Chicago today reported that 9,639 individuals are scheduled to take the Police Officer Examination on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at McCormick Place, reaching a record number of applicants continue reading »

Del Valle Promises Investment in Community Education Centers if Elected

Chicago mayoral candidate Miguel del Valle said that if elected, he promises to make education investments a top priority. Making this announcement at Monroe Elementary School, Del Valle said he would invest in community continue reading »

Fundraiser for November’s Pilsen Fire Victims

Fundraiser for November’s Pilsen Fire Victims

Family and friends are inviting everyone to a fundraiser to help the victims of a Pilsen fire that occurred back in November. The fire took the life of 3-year-old Michael Cruz Jr., displaced 20 members of the family living in the four-story building continue reading »

Whitney Young HS Students Create Biodiesel for Lexus Eco Challenge

Whitney Young HS Students Create Biodiesel for Lexus Eco Challenge

As part of the Lexus Eco Challenge, students from Whitney Young High School are using a mini oil refinery they created at UIC to transform used cooking oil into a usable and clean biodiesel. continue reading »

Men in Large Coats Rob Humboldt Park Man

Wednesday, a man was robbed at gunpoint in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. Around 8:53 PM, two men described as African-Americans in their early 20's, robbed the victim near the intersection of Spaulding and Le Moyne continue reading »

Mayoral Ballot Listings: Davis 1st, Chico Last

A lottery to chose the order of names on the Chicago mayoral ballot was held Wednesday. Gery Chico finds himself at the bottom of the list after yesterday's drawing, and veteran Congress continue reading »

Stewards Market Looks to Educate Youth, Community About Finance, Business

On Saturday, Dec. 4, The Stewards Market will host the grand opening of their new office space in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The non-profit agency, dedicated to educating our youth about financial literacy while providing entrepreneurial continue reading »

Remembering the 1958 Lady of the Angels School Fire

Remembering the 1958 Lady of the Angels School Fire

In 1958, on December 1st, just after 2PM, a fire began in a waste receptacle near the bottom of a staircase in the Lady of the Angels school. It had been going for awhile before it was finally discovered, and by then, it was too late to stop it. continue reading »

Erie Family Health Center: One of Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2010

Erie Family Health Center: One of Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2010

Why do employees of Erie Family Health Center smile? Because even when times are tough, they are working for one of the greatest employers in Chicago. This month the Chicago Tribune continue reading »

Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s Winter Preparedness Guide

Winter weather, with its frigid temperatures, snow and ice, can be extremely dangerous, even deadly. To help Illinoisans handle winter's hazards, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) will highlig continue reading »

Man Shot in Humboldt Park Monday

Monday night, a man was hospitalized after being shot in the arm and chest. Around 7p.m., the 39-year-old man was shot on the 3700 block of West Iowa Street by someone that approached on foot and began shooting. continue reading »

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Attend DREAM Act Rally

A DREAM Act rally held at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s campus on Monday counted Gery Chico and fellow mayoral candidate Miguel del Valle as attendees. Mayor Daley’s former chief of staff, Gery continue reading »