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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 »

VIOLENCE:  Black Community Leaders Peg Violence in Community to Racial Tensions not Gang Activity

This weekend Chicago black community leaders and members of the Nation of Islam called for racially motivated violence to end in their communities. The leaders noted racially motivated violence is increasing in Little Village that is divided into South Lawndale (predominantly Latino) and North Lawndale (predominantly African-American). continue reading »

EVENT: Naturalist and Landscape Design Walking Tour of Humboldt Park

EVENT: Naturalist and Landscape Design Walking Tour of Humboldt Park

The Chicago Park District and Parkways Foundation present a free self-guided audio tour of Humboldt Park. You can either download the tour to an MP3 player, burn a CD, or listen to it online. continue reading »

IN THE NEWS: (Logan Square)  Read NYT 36 Hours in Chicago

New York Times eponymous weekend travel column '36 Hours In" featured Chicago and gave a good plug to the Logan Square neigbhorhood a continue reading »

INTERESTING PEOPLE:  (Logan Square) Felix Jung

Logan Square resident, Felix Jung, 36, is one of five finalists vying to win a monthlong stay inside the Museum of Science and Industry. continue reading »

CRIME:  (Logan Square) Man Stabbed at Fullerton & Western

Police are reporting a man was seriously wounded when he was stabbed in the chest early this morning at the intersection of Fullerton and Western Avenue. The male victim that has not been identified was taken was taken continue reading »

Gery Chico Announces Run for Chicago Mayor (VIDEO)

Chico is a former president of the Chicago Park District and president of the Chicago Board of Education. Chico is currently president of the Chicago city colleges. He is a friend of Mayor Daley’s and his former chief of staff. continue reading »

CRIME:  Three Wounded in Shootings

Sunday, three people were shot and wounded in shootings occurring in the Back of the Yards and the Little Village community of the city. continue reading »

CRIME:  Three Wounded in Shootings

Sunday, three people were shot and wounded in shootings occurring in the Back of the Yards and the Little Village community of the city. The first shooting happened a continue reading »

CRIME:  Carjacking Reported

Three reputed gang members were charged with a carjacking at 1200 West 47th Street when they lured a driver out of his car after running into his car. The victim was driving a Dodge Magnum when Martin Ramirez, continue reading »

Today is the Day to Clean Out Medicine Cabinets in Chicago

The State of Illinois is offering safe disposal for all of your outdated medicines. The State of Illinois' police and sheriff departments along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA) are coordinating a program to help people collect and get rid continue reading »

UPDATE: Wrigleyville Bomb Threat Was For Fame and Fortune

UPDATE: Wrigleyville Bomb Threat Was For Fame and Fortune

22 year-old Lebanese immigrant, Sami Samir Hassoun, accused of placing a backpack he believed contained an explosive near Wrigley Field. He planned to set it off, was apparently just looking for quick fortune and fame in the U.S. claims his attorney and a friend. continue reading »