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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 »

Run it, Walk it, or Watch it. A CTA guide to get on your 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Transit authority will offer special services to accommodate the large crowds expected for the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The marathon begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, October 10, starting just north of Jackson continue reading »

President Obama in the Windy City to Raise Money for the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.

President Barack Obama arrived home to Chicago Thursday evening hoping to raise 750,000 to be split between the Giannoulias campaign and the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee. continue reading »

Mayor Daley Proposes Soccer field, Playground For Humboldt Park

Mayor Daley Proposes Soccer field, Playground For Humboldt Park

A new playground and soccer field would be built in historic Humboldt Park through an $800,000 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) measure introduced to City Council today by Mayor Richard M. Daley. Nearly 75 percent of the funds would be used for the new playground proposed for the 1300 block of North California Avenue. The playground would feature climbing equipment and a water spray for toddlers. continue reading »

Man Shot By Masked Assailant

Man Shot By Masked Assailant

On the 2500 block of West Chicago Ave, a man was shot around 4 a.m.. The man and a friend were walking when a man with a gun approached, demanded his money, and shot the victim. Fleeing the scene by foot, the shooter ran northbound from Rockwell and Chicago Ave.. continue reading »

Starting Tomorrow: MoCP “Cultural Impact of Mexican Migration” Photography Exhibit

Starting Tomorrow: MoCP “Cultural Impact of Mexican Migration” Photography Exhibit

The Museum of Contemporary Photography seeks to explore and analyze the layers of cultural impact of Mexican migration with their exhibit "La Frontera: The Cultural Impact of Mexican Migration" continue reading »