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ACCIDENT:  Good Samaritan Police Trainee Critically Injured on the Stevenson

28 year-old former Marine and Chicago police trainee, Daniel Vazquez was critically injured when he came to the assistance of a motorist involved in an accident on the Stevenson Expressway. Vazquez noticed a motorist on the Damen Ave exit h continue reading »

EDUCATION: 4th Annual Pilsen Education Summit at Juarez Community

On October 23, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC), will be presenting the 4th Annual Pilsen Education Summit. continue reading »

Latino Voter Participation Summit

¡SU VOTO ES SU VOZ! Latino Voter Participation Summit. This Saturday, October 23. Make Your Voice Heard. The goal of this Summit is to ensure that every Latino leader is engaged and inspires as many Latinos as possible to vote on Tuesday, November 2. continue reading »

CRIME:  Humboldt Park has most Murders of Any other Chicagoland Community

Red Eye Chicago is reporting that Humboldt Park has the most homicides of the year of any other Chicagoland community. The community reported 21 murder since the beginning of the year through October 15, 2010. continue reading »

Free Womens Health Festival- OCT 23

The Access Community Health Network will celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the fourth annual Women’s Health Festival Oct. 23. The festival will include free Pap smears, clinical breast exams, high blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, as well as HIV and behavioral health screenings. continue reading »

CRIME:  (Logan Square) Cop Shooter Sentenced to 42 years in Prison

Juan Romero of the Humboldt Park neighborhood, residing at 1500 N. Oakley Avenue, has been sentenced for shooting at police in 2008. 20-year old Romero was in the Logan Square neighborhood the evening of December 4, 2008 when he shot at a police officer injuring him in the shoulder. continue reading »

FIRE:  (Logan Square) Fireman Injured in Early Morning Blaze

A fire broke out in the Logan Square neighborhood at 2342 N. Kedzie Avenue at 1:30 a.m. resulting in an injured Chicago fire fighter. Sources are reporting the firefighter sustained a broken ankle and was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. No one else is being reported as injured. continue reading »

Chico Resigns to Focus on Mayoral Campaign

Gery Chico has resigned from his position as City Colleges Chairman to concentrate on his mayoral campaign. If the City Colleges Board approves of the choice, Mayor Daley will replace Chico with Hispanic businessman Martin Cabrera Jr. continue reading »

UPDATE: CPS and Whittier Parents Come to Agreement

After today's meeting, Chicago Public School officials and Whittier Elementary School parents says they have reached a deal that could end their month-long standoff over the dilapidated field house next to the school. Parents say they will continue the sit in until the deal is approved by the school board, made official, and in writing. continue reading »

Pilsen Resident/Shopper Focus Group - $25 Cash for Participants

We are looking for people who would be willing to participate in an "open discussion" style focus group. The Group will focus on features that engage stationery and greeting cards consumers. Your participation and feedback is necessary for an upcoming stationery shop in the Pilsen continue reading »

DUI Strike Force Patrol In the Ogden (10th) District

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Ogden (10th) District beginning at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2010 and ending at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010. continue reading »

EVENT: Fun Events For Tween Girls

EVENT: Fun Events For Tween Girls

This Saturday, This Is ME, Inc. is hosting a Halloween-themed program at the Logan Square Library with a session dedicated to the 3800 year-old traditions of the Day of the Dead celebration. This program is open to girls age 10 to 15, and registration is not necessary. continue reading »

UPDATE: Judge Delays Teacher Reinstatements

A press conference was scheduled for today by the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) in order to call on CPS to use federal grant money to hire back teachers and lower the size of classes. This comes after a federal judge put a hold on an earlier order that CPS was to negotiate with the CTU to change its teacher layoff process. continue reading »

SUCCESS:  1st Latino Selected to Run Large City Hospital

This month, José R. Sanchez began his tenure as Norwegian American Hospital’s newest President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jose has the honor of being the only “Latino” CEO for any of Chicago’s numerous hospitals. continue reading »

Empty Storefronts in Chicago to be Turned into Art Galleries

Art collectives partner with property owners to showcase the work of local artists in empty storefronts across the city. continue reading »