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2 Chicago Restaurants Make Esquire “Best” List While Another May Close

Esquire Magazine has placed two Chicago spots on its list of the twenty best new restaurants of 2010. Epic, in River North, was the first and is known fo continue reading »

8th Annual Pilsen Open Studios

The artist run, art and walk dubbed Pilsen Open Studios is kicking off on October 16th through the 17th and its bigger and better than ever. There will be over 55 spaces and over 80 artists continue reading »

List of 100 Most Influential Hispanics Includes Large Chicago Contingency

Hispanic Business magazine has prepared its list of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics and there is a large contingency from Chicago representing the legal, finance and public sectors. Included on the list are: continue reading »

200 New Chicago Police Officers Could Be Hired

200 New Chicago Police Officers Could Be Hired

Next year, in order to ease a severe shortage in manpower, as many as 200 new police officers will be hired in addition to the current 120-member class that began last month. Mayor Daley’s final budget was expected to be announced today which will include fun continue reading »

Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez Travels to Chicago Promoting Trade

Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs Jose Fernandez will travel to Chicago, Illinois, and Des Moines, Iowa, from October 12 to October 14, 2010. continue reading »

CRIME: (McKinley Park) Man Found Shot at West 37th Street Alley

Juan Campos, 27 of Cicero Illinois was found shot in a McKinley Park alley yesterday morning. The alley located at 1708 W. 37th Street is where Campos was found with three bullet wounds. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital and was later pronounced dead. Witness are reporting a black vehicle drove to the alley and fired shots. continue reading »

Chicago’s Latino Theater Company “Teatro Vista” Celebrates 20 Years

The award winning theater group Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest equity Latino company, is celebrating its 20th season, with an original performance entitled "26 Miles." continue reading »

Chicago FBI Seeks ‘Swine Flu’ Bandit

The Chicago FBI is searching for a man they have nicknamed the “Swine Bandit” who they say was involved in at least five Chicago-area bank robberies since September. continue reading »

POLITICS:  Commissioner Manny Flores Endorses Gery Chico for Mayor

Illinois Commerce Commission Chairman Manny Flores has thrown his support and endorsement for Mayor of Chicago around Gery Chico. At a news conference continue reading »

CRIME:  Shooting on West Chicago Avenue

Monday night around 6:46 pm a shooting occurred on the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, leaving an unidentified 23-year old male shot. continue reading »

The Chicago Children’s Museum Presents: Mexico: Festival of Toys

The Chicago Children’s Museum Presents: Mexico: Festival of Toys

The Chicago Children's Museum's latest exhibition showcases Mexico's rich culture and the timeless, universal appeal of toys. This unique collection of handmade toys, on loan from the Papalote Children's Museum in Mexico City, will be on display through March, 2011. continue reading »

Brought to you by the Center for Latin American Studies: Latin American Briefing Series

One of the Center for Latin American Studies most popular programs is the Latin American Briefing Series, which brings important academic experts, policymakers, and business leaders together at the University of Chicago in colloquiums intended to explore emerging and current affairs that will shape the future of social, political, and economic trends in Latin America. continue reading »

CRIME:  Shooting Leaves One Dead, Another Wounded

An afternoon shooting occurring at 3:30 pm has left one person dead and another wounded. The shootings occurred at the block of 5500 South Kedzie in the Gage Park neighborhood. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime and the other was transported in critical condition to Christ Medical Center. continue reading »

FIRE: (Logan Square) Keystone Avenue Scene of Fire

Yesterday evening there was a late night fire at the 2200 block North of Keystone Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. The fire was being responded to by the Chicago Fire Department when an auto accident ensued continue reading »

COMMUNITY HEALTH:  The State of Pediatric Asthma in Humboldt Park

Pediatric asthma is a serious public health problem in Chicago and has been designated a high priority concern by residents of Chicago's Humboldt Park, a diverse community area with a large number of Puerto Rican, African American, and Mexican American families. continue reading »