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Will Chicago Elect its First Hispanic Mayor?

Will Chicago Elect its First Hispanic Mayor?

Puerto Rican Born City Clerk Miguel del Valle has officially announced that he is a candidate for Mayor of Chicago. Del Valle (59) was appointed city clerk in 06 and voted in two months late. With over 20 years as an Illinois state senator, Del Valle feels he is the candidate that can represent the entire city and not just a segment of the community. continue reading »

26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade

26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade

Celebrate Mexican Independence at the 26th St. Mexican Independence Day Parade on Sept. 12th in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. continue reading »

CHARTER SCHOOLS:  (Mckinely Park) New charter school opens

CHARTER SCHOOLS:  (Mckinely Park) New charter school opens

In McKinley Park on Friday morning, a new charter school was opened in the Southwest Side neighborhood. 2774 W. Pershing is the site of the ninth charter school from The United Neighborhood Organization in the neighborhood. continue reading »

CRIME:  Last night two decomposed bodies; a man and a woman, were found in a locked car.

CRIME: Last night two decomposed bodies; a man and a woman were found in a locked car. A passerby spotted the Ford wagon parked in the garage at 1657 N. Francisco Avenue. The deceased man has been identified as, 49 years old, John Gonzalez of 3522 S. California continue reading »

COMMUNITY EVENT: The Logan Square Preservation House & Garden Walk

COMMUNITY EVENT: The Logan Square Preservation House & Garden Walk, one of the longest-running neighborhood events of its kind, is scheduled for September 11, and features homes and churches along historic Kedzie Boulevard and surrounding thoroughfares. Visitors will have access to restored and renovated turn-of-the-century mansions, homes and gardens and runs from 10-5 pm. continue reading »

It’s official! A Year in Humboldt Park was selected for Chicago Artists Month!

It’s official! A Year in Humboldt Park was selected for Chicago Artists Month!

A Year in Humboldt Park is the naturalist photo essay of the year 2009 by Dina Petrakis, curated by Candice Martens with collaboration by Gerald Ritchie. Exhibition is at the Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1359 N. Sacramento in Chicago, August 11 through October 29, 2010. Gallery hours: Friday 6-8pm and Saturday 1-4pm. August 11th opens with SummerDance at Humboldt Park. Repeating images of iconic Park views and individual photographs reflect the richness and diversity of a life cycle in the Park. continue reading »

Man shot standing on corner at 1100 block North Pulaski

A 36 year old man was shot as he stood on the corner of the 1100 block of North Pulaski at 4:30 pm Saturday. Two people approached the man, one took out a gun and shot the man twice, according to police. No one is in custody at this time. continue reading »

Iniciativa Saludable en Universidad Popular

NSN.- Universidad Popular, ubicada en el corazón del barrio de La Villita, le ofrece clases de nutrición y otras actividades de salud mental como yoga, danza y música, especialmente clases continue reading »

Celebran fundación de Tenochtítlan

Celebran fundación de Tenochtítlan

NSN.- Por cuarta ocasión, la Federación del Distrito Federal en Chicago, conmemora el 685 aniversario de la Fundación de Mexico-Tenochtitlán, siendo una forma de manifestación de lo que significa la inmigración, en el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano ubicado en el barrio de Pilsen. La presidenta de la Federación, Graciela Geul Torres dijo para Nuevo Siglo, “que la ciudad que se ha formado a través de los continue reading »

Eventos: Diviértase en la Cuadra de su Casa

NSN.- ¡Todos, a jugar basketball en la calle, este viernes!, eso es lo que desean los organizadores de “Hoops in the Hood” para distraer a los jóvenes y hacerlos competir en algo tan sano como es el deporte. continue reading »

Chicago Police Announce Official June 2010 Crime Statistics

CHICAGO- Today, Superintendent Jody P. Weis released official crime trends which emerged through the end of June 2010. Total crime dropped Citywide by 3.9 percent and was supported by a 10.6 percent drop in violent index offenses and 1.9 percent decrease in property index crimes. continue reading »


Institution Named After Dr. Simon Baruch of New York, Initial Promoter, Who Is Present at Dedication. The Eleventh ward became the possessor of a municipal bathhouse last night and the several hundred residents who attended the opening at 1011 West Twentieth [Cullerton] Street had the novelty of seeing and meeting the man for whom the bath was named. continue reading »

DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Neighborhood

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Shakespeare (014th) District beginning at 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2010 and ending at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2010. continue reading »

Pilsen Blaze Injures 2

A Chicago firefighter and a teen were slightly injured in an extra-alarm fire at a three-story apartment building in the Pilsen neighborhood on the Near West Side. The teen, a 14-year-old boy who had to be rescued by firefighters from the first floor from the building where the fire started, suffered a minor leg injury and was taken to the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago for treatment, fire officials said. continue reading »

Ghost Signs

Pilsen is a fascinating playground of both architecture and history for even those mildly interested in Chicago's past. Ghost signs are tangible pieces of history that allow for some detective work, which is part of the reason why I enjoy research so much. continue reading »