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POLITICAL:  Senatorial Candidate Mark Kirk Comes to Humboldt Park

Illinois Republican Senatorial candidate Mark Kirk came to Humboldt Park seeking Latino support and votes this November. continue reading »

Gang School Safety Team Aims to Help Students Resolve Conflicts and Avoid Gang Violence

Superintendent Jody P. Weis was joined by Gang Enforcement Commander Leo Schmitz and Sgt. Ken Boudreau in the announcement of a program today that aims towards the reduction of gang violence. Experienced Chicago Police Gang Officers interact with teenage students and explore alternatives to the perils of gang involvement. continue reading »

CRIME:  15-year Girl Wounded by Gunfire

An unidentified 15-year old female was shot as she walked at the 1400 block of North Washtenaw by a passing car. She was shot in the leg and taken to Children's Memorial Hospital in stable condition. Police are investigating. continue reading »

CRIME: Man Injured in Humboldt Park Shooting

Just before 9 p.m. Thursday, a man in his 30’s suffered a gunshot would to the leg, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. The shooting occurred on the 4200 block of West Crystal Street in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. continue reading »

Preschool Story Time (3-5 years)

Delight in wonderful stories, finger plays and crafts in these programs geared toward children ages 3 to 5, and their parents or caregivers. Date: Wed. October 20, 2010 Time: 11:00 am continue reading »

Chicago Bishop to Head San Antonio Archdiocese

Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, has been appointed to lead the archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas. Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Garcia-Siller to succeed Archbishop Jose H. Gomez who left in April after being named archbishop of Los Angeles. continue reading »

CRIME: Oak Lawn Man Arrested For Beating With Sledgehammer

CRIME: Oak Lawn Man Arrested For Beating With Sledgehammer

Felix Amparano is being held on $1 million bond for allegedly beating two women with a sledgehammer on Tuesday. The 31 year-old Oak Lawn man, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of continue reading »

CRIME: Home Invasion in Humboldt Park

CRIME: Home Invasion in Humboldt Park

Thursday morning, on the 900 block of North Lawler Ave, a home invasion was reported. The 911 call from the Humboldt Park area residence was received at 1:51a.m. after a man witnessed someone forcing their way into his neighbor’s home and holding several children at gunpoint. continue reading »

Department Of Tourism Releases New Chicago Neighborhoods eBook: “Eat Play Love Our Neighborhoods”

In an attempt to keep visitors and locals in the loop (no pun intended) with the best of the city's many neighborhoods, the Department of Tourism has released "Eat Play Love Our Neighborhoods," a free e-book that includes descriptions, history, cultural information and the most relevant foods in 75 neighborhoods throughout Chicagoland. continue reading »

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 »