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The Consulate General of Mexico clarifies the program “Safe Communities” (BILINGUAL)

In response to concerns from members of the Mexican community in several counties, in relation to the nature and scope of the program called "Safe Communities", the Consulate General of Mexico reported that: continue reading »

BYNC Christmas Toy Drive Begins

In the current economy, countless families in our City are having a difficult time making ends meet and still providing a good Christmas for their families. With the help of local businesses, elected officials, and every day people, the BYNC continue reading »

Chico Picks Up Two Endorsements in Run for Chicago Mayor

Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico, has (nearly) picked up two endorsements this week. Edward Burke said he has all but officially announced his endorsement of Gery Chico in t continue reading »

Argument Escalates to Shooting on West Side

After an argument on the West Side’s Humboldt Park neighborhood a 34-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital said a Police News Affairs Officer. The man was shot around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on the 3200 block of West Thomas Street. continue reading »

Man Dies After Being Shot Attempting to Help Robbery Victim

While attempting to help a woman being robbed of her purse, a man was shot and killed Monday night. Bobby Butler was shot in the abdomen just before 6 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood. continue reading »

Off-duty Police Officer Found Shot in His Car

Off-duty Police Officer Found Shot in His Car

Monday, an off duty Chicago police officer was found dead inside his personal vehicle of a gun shot wound. Investigators have ruled out a robbery as the unnamed officer’s wallet and gun were still on him when he was found in his car around 6:30 p.m.. continue reading »

Quinn Announces $25 Million Grant to Gage Park School

November 22, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn's administration today announced a $25 million Illinois Jobs Now! capital grant to build the United Neighborhood Organization’s (UNO) newest charter school, the Gage Park Campus in Chicago. continue reading »

Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade

Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade

Actor and Chicago native Jennifer Beals ("Flashdance") leads the the 77th annual parade along State Street, from Congress Parkway to Randolph Street. Expect floats, performers, marching bands and giant helium balloons. continue reading »

Illinois Delinquent House Payments Rise

In the third quarter, Illinois saw a rise in the rate of late mortgage payments with the rate of borrowers 60 days or more past due being at 6.55 percent. The third quarter rate of 2009 was 5.95 percent, with the current national average right at 6.44 percent. continue reading »

CRIME: 19-year-old Charged with Theft of Chicago POD Camera

Geo Martinez, 19, of the 2400 block of S. Spaulding, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Theft - Control Intent / $300 < 10000 K in connection with the theft of a City of Chicago POD camera from th continue reading »

Pilsen Org Makes Donation of 1,000 Bikes to Central America

Over the next month, Working Bikes Cooperative will send 1,000 bicycles to Central America. The first 500 will be sent Saturday November 20th. These bikes will be sent to the Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (SAHF). continue reading »

Teen Shot and Killed Sunday

A teen is dead after being fatally shot near his home on Sunday. Montreal Montgomery was killed just before 6 p.m. Sunday night after being shot in the head by an unknown person. continue reading »

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival begins Today- Schedule Here at HS-News

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival begins Today- Schedule Here at HS-News

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival kicks off at 11 a.m. today at Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave., with holiday activities, including photos with Santa and performances on an outdoor stage. The lighting procession, led by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to Wacker Drive. More than a million lights will be switched on. continue reading »

CRIME:  Teens Wounded in Drive-by Shooting

Chicago Police are reporting two teenagers from the Little Village neighborhood were shot and wounded this afternoon, as they were walking on the 2700 South Homan Avenue area continue reading »

Unemployment Decreases in Illinois

Thursday, the Illinois Department of Employment security release its figures that show Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent in October. It is, in large part, due to the state's addition of another 8,000 jobs. continue reading »