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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 »

Rahm Emanuel Visits Little Village Chamber of Commerce

Rahm Emanuel Visits Little Village Chamber of Commerce

Knowing the importance of neighborhood communities, Rahm visited Little Village in South Lawndale last week to meet with the Chamber of Commerce. He joined the Chamber at Davila’s Restaurant to discuss the community’s needs. continue reading »

How to Save Money and Avoid Storm Damage

Learn how to prepare your home for winter weather - Register now! How to Save Money and Avoid Storm Damage continue reading »

Park Of Mexican Heroes to be Inaugurated in Pilsen

Next November 20th at 11:00 am, will be the inauguration of the Park of Mexican Heroes, next to the Benito Juárez Community Academy continue reading »

Ice Skating at McKinley Park

Bring your own skates or rent skates for $6. Ice skating at all outdoor Chicago Park District ice rinks is free. Enjoy a fun filled day. continue reading »

USGBC Launches Illinois Green Building Information Gateway Pilot

New app features a map-centric website that allows users to explore and compare hundreds of LEED projects across the Chicago region. At its Greenbuild Annual Conference & Expo today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the launch of the Green Building continue reading »

Fewer Latino Children Attending Pre-school

A new study released Tuesday, says that in Illinois, just over one in three Latino children attend pre-school. This is compared to more than half of African-American children and about two-thirds of white and Asian children. The national average is 48 percent overall. continue reading »

CPS announces Bilingual and World Language Initiative

CPS announces Bilingual and World Language Initiative

Program will seek to redefine traditional language education. Chicago Public Schools today announced the launch of the Bilingual Education and World Language (BEWL) initiative continue reading »

Local Artists Needed!

The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization is putting a call out to artisans for this year's Little Village Artisans Market. The Little Village Artisans Market is a great way to allow local artists to market and sell their products within the community continue reading »

COMMUNITY ALERT: Wanted for Hit and Run/Personal Injury

The hit and run incident resulting in personal injury occurred on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the address of 6200 block of S. California. Some time during the time span of 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Daley Names Chicago Community Trust Head to Run CPS

Mayor Richard Daley has appointed head of the Chicago Community Trust as interim chief of Chicago Public Schools. Terry Mazany, a former school administrator in Oakland and Detroit, is continue reading »

Open House of the Manufacturing Institute of Daley College

Daley College has one of the best equipped manufacturing training programs in the country. With CNC machining centers, gear manufacturing equipment, coordinate measuring machines, a complete CAD/CAM computer lab, continue reading »

New Urban Garden Provides Healthy Food for Hungry in Chicago

Representatives from the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, Greater Chicago Food Depository and Origin Capital joined Ald. Edward M. Burke for the first harvest of a new Southwest Side urban garden Oct. 28. continue reading »

Some Tattoo Artists “Thriving” Despite Economy

With many unemployed, and others having lost, or are losing their homes due to the economy, one artistic community seems to be doing just fine financially…the tattoo community in Logan Squar continue reading »