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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 »

CRIME:  Hit-and-Run Victim in Critical Condition

A vehicle struck a pedestrian at 945 N. Central Park Avenue, in the Humboldt Park area early this morning. The victim was left critically injured and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital – police are investigating. continue reading »

Radio show, “Let’s Get Real With Reuben Torres” to interview Isaac Hayes

Candidate for U.S. House of Representative in Illinois 2nd Congressional District. Isaac Hayes will be the guest this coming Tuesday on the radio show, “Let’s Get Real With Reuben Torres" continue reading »

The Life of Alicia Amador

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of long-time Pilsen resident , friend and compañera Alicia Amador, to cancer. She was 56 years old. continue reading »

(McKinley Park) Landmark Status For Chicago Tied Houses

In pre-Prohibition days, Chicago was big tied house city. Tied houses were taverns that sold only the brand of beer they were "tied" to. Lee Bey reports on Vocalo today that City Council is slated to introduce landmark status for eight Schlitz tied houses at 1801 W. Division St. (currently housing Mac's American Pub); 11400 S. Front Ave.; 3456 S. Western Av. (home to a package stor continue reading »

Logan Square Neighbors Mourn the Death of “Bella”

For at least 7 years, a homeless woman known by many neighborhood residents as "Bella" lived in the Logan Square neighborhood, often near Cortland Street and Elston Avenue. Last Wednesday her body, identified as Isabelle Mali, age 50, was found in an alley behind the 1900 block of North Elston Avenue, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office. continue reading »