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MOVIE:  Local Makes Movie Filmed in Logan Square and Pilsen

MOVIE:  Local Makes Movie Filmed in Logan Square and Pilsen

Carmen Marron grew up in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, and her film “Go For It!” brought her back to the area as it was filmed in Logan Square, Pilsen, Wicker Park, and Bucktown, and is being shown at the AMC River East. continue reading »

CPS:  Local Chef Visits Humboldt Park School

CPS: Local Chef Visits Humboldt Park School continue reading »

COMMUNITY: (Logan Square) Orchard Project to be Completed Soon

COMMUNITY: (Logan Square) Orchard Project to be Completed Soon

Along the Blue Line at Milwaukee and Logan Boulevard there currently lays food wrappers, tires, paper, graffiti and other discarded junk, but a single sign gives the neighborhood hope for the future of the site. continue reading »

UPDATE: Heat Turned Off at Site of Pilsen School Sit-In

UPDATE: Heat Turned Off at Site of Pilsen School Sit-In

Monday, at the request of CPS, People’s Gas shut off the gas to Whittier Elementary’s field house in preparation for the building’s demolition, said a People’s Gas spokesman. For almost three weeks, parents have been living in Whittier Elementary Scho continue reading »

Rahm Emanuel Visita Pilsen en el Suroeste de Chicago

Rahm Emanuel Visita Pilsen en el Suroeste de ChicagoEl ex-jefe del gabinete de la Casa Blanca Rahm Emanuel visitó en la mañana del Lunes el vecindario de Pilsen, buscando conquistar el voto de los Latinos para las próximas elecciones a la alcaldía de Chicago. continue reading »

Rahm Emmanuel “Listening Tour” of Pilsen

Rahm Emmanuel "Listening Tour" of Pilsen continue reading »

Dominican Republic President Visits Chicago Over the Weekend

Dominican Republic President Visits Chicago Over the Weekend

On the last leg of his 13-day US tour, Dominican President Leonel Fernandez visited Chicago and threw out the first pitch at the Cellular Field on Saturday where the White Sox played the Cleveland Indians continue reading »

Chicago Neighborhood Revealed As Most Dangerous In U.S.

For the 2nd year in a row, Dr. Andrew Schiller and his team at neighborhoodscout.com, based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, determined the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crimes in America. continue reading »

HEALTH:  Vida/SIDA Launches New Programs

Grassroots community agency, Vida/SIDA, based in Humboldt Park, will be launching three new programs that seek to enhance HIV education and reconstruct the West Side neighborhood into a safer place for the young LGBT. The first of the three p continue reading »

Humboldt Park Pastor Looks to Join Chicago Mayoral Race

Perhaps the most interesting of all who have joined the Chicago mayoral race is Pentecostal Pastor Wilfredo de Jesús. De Jesús, who is nicknamed Choco, is the controversial leader of the New Life Covenant Church in Humboldt continue reading »

ALERT: Young Girl Nearly Abducted in Back of the Yards

Tuesday evening, two men attempted to abduct a young girl walking in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. Detectives of the Wentworth are continue reading »

EDUCATION: Humboldt Park Dean Accepts National Excellence Award

EDUCATION: Humboldt Park Dean Accepts National Excellence Award

At the U.S. capitol, Wednesday, Excelencia in Education saluted collegiate programs that boost Latino student success during the nonprofit’s fifth annual awards ceremony. Three organizations were hon continue reading »

Chicago Mayoral Race Opens Up to Citizens via Foursquare

Chicago Mayoral Race Opens Up to Citizens via Foursquare

As debates continue over who's in and who's out of the Chicago Mayoral race, a platform has launched to provide aspiring politicians an opportunity to be on the ballot. FoursquarianCandidate.com evens the playing field between concerned citizens and well-funded candidates by providing social media savvy Chicagoans the chance to win a campaign marketing team to support a Mayoral bid. continue reading »

HEALTH:Illness Doesn’t Ask For a Passport

HEALTH:Illness Doesn’t Ask For a Passport

For 32 million uninsured Americans, the recently passed Health Care Reform Bill will bring long overdue health coverage to the low-income and uninsured. But in Pilsen, a neighborhood whose population is largely comprised of Mexican immigrants, access to healthcare may not come as quickly, if at all. continue reading »

CRIME: Pilsen Crime On A Five-Year Decline

CRIME: Pilsen Crime On A Five-Year Decline

Over the past five years Pilsen has seen a decrease in crime and residents believe that this is due to the increase in diversity in the community and recent real estate developments. “Gentrification is helping decrease crime because of the kind of people that are moving into the area,”said Maria Torres, a representative from the Pilsen Alliance, which is a community organization that focuses on the development of the Pilsen area. continue reading »