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Marquette Park Man Shot and Killed

Sunday, an 18-year-old man was shot to death in the Marquette Park area. The fatal shooting happened around 3:11pm in an alley behind the 2600 block of West 71st Street, said Officer Daryl Baety, continue reading »

Hispanic Entrepreneurs Flourish in Little Village

With over 500 businesses on the 26th St. strip, Little Village’s immigrant entrepreneurs are flourishing, but other Midwest towns have not been as lucky. The Little Village Chamber of Commerce’s new Director, Nilda Esparza, along with vice-chair, Robert Garza describe the area as the cultural and economic home to Chicagoland’s Mexican population. continue reading »

CRIME:  (Logan Square) Woman’s Body Found in Alley

A deceased female's body was discovered in the Logan Square neighborhood this Saturday morning when a man was walking his dog. continue reading »

CRIME:  Charges Filed in Shooting & Home Invasion

Antonio Smith, 29, of 5500 South Marshfield Avenue has been charged with the Back of the Yards home invasion and shooting that occurred earlier this week. Smith was arrested for forcibly entering a home at t continue reading »

ZONING: (Logan Square) Logan Square Kitchen Prevails at City Zoning Hearing

Logan Square Kitchen’s Zina Murray has prevailed before a city zoning panel. Over the last six years, at least three shared kitchens have opened in Chicago. They’re for caterers, bakers, confectioners and others who can’t afford their own facilities. continue reading »

USDOT Selects Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Regional Resource Center

The U.S. DOT Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) just announced that the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) in Chicago will serve as the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) for the Great Lakes Region covering Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. continue reading »

Chicago Magazine’s Top Favorite Mexican Dishes and Where to Get Them

Chicago Magazine has come out with its list of Top 30 Mexican Dishes throughout the Chicagoland region and neighboring suburbs, here at HS News we highlighted a couple of our own: continue reading »

Little Village Madam Charged with Human Trafficking

Little Village Madam Charged with Human Trafficking

Rubicela Montero, 39, a undocumented “madam” is charged with running a brothel out of her Little Village home.She forced young girls and women to work as prostitutes by telling them that if they quit, something terrible would happen to them. One woman was told something would happen to her daughter and another was told she would turn up dead in an ally. continue reading »

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 »