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Former Cubs Pitcher Frank Castillo, 44, Drowns in Arizona

Former Cubs Pitcher Frank Castillo, 44, Drowns in Arizona

Former Major League Baseball pitcher and El Paso native Frank Castillo has died from drowning in Arizona. continue reading »

Illinois Groups Receiving Obamacare Funds Serve Mostly Undocumented Residents

Illinois Groups Receiving Obamacare Funds Serve Mostly Undocumented Residents

Almost everyone involved with Obamacare in Illinois insist undocumented residents won’t receive health insurance subsidies or be eligible for Medicaid. continue reading »

Illinois Governor Quinn Joins 14 Other Governors Urging Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Illinois Governor Quinn Joins 14 Other Governors Urging Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

14 U.S. Governors includes Illinois Governor Pat Quinn drafted a letter urging Congress to pass “commonsense” immigration reform. continue reading »

Indiana Doctor Arrested in Connection to 4 Nebraska Murders

Indiana Doctor Arrested in Connection to 4 Nebraska Murders

An Indiana doctor has been arrested for his connection to a number of unsolved murders in Nebraska. Dr. Anthony Garcia, 40, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of of killing Professor Roger Brumback and his wife continue reading »

Chicago Priest to be Deported to Native Bolivia after Serving Sex Abuse Sentence

Chicago Priest to be Deported to Native Bolivia after Serving Sex Abuse Sentence

Father Alejandro Flores is being deported to his native Bolivia after finishing a portion of his four-year sentence for sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: Chicago Sisters Injured, One Loses Foot When Illegal Fireworks Show Goes Awry

TRAGEDY: Chicago Sisters Injured, One Loses Foot When Illegal Fireworks Show Goes Awry

Two Chicago-area sisters remain in the hospital after a July 4th celebration went frighteningly wrong. Kristina Perez, 32, and her sister-in-law Lorena Perez, 39, had to be taken to the hospital with serious injuries after an unofficial fireworks show in West Lawn Park went awry. continue reading »

Guilty: Teen Posted Video of Beating Death of Mexican Father of 12 in Chicago

Guilty: Teen Posted Video of Beating Death of Mexican Father of 12 in Chicago

A 19-year-old Chicago man who recorded on video the attack and robbery that led to the death of a Mexican immigrant was found guilty of murder and robbery on Monday by a judge in Cook County. continue reading »

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Across the country from California to Vermont, lawmakers are changing legislation in regards to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. In the past year many states have passed new bills and laws allowing the undocumented the right to drive legally. continue reading »

How Will an Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Fare in the Dominican Republic??

How Will an Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Fare in the Dominican Republic??

President Obama has announced James “Wally” Brewster, Jr. as his choice for U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. It is an interesting choice that could either be historic or hysterically wrong. continue reading »

Chicago’s New Mexican Consul General Once Worked as Landscaper and Was Deported

Chicago’s New Mexican Consul General Once Worked as Landscaper and Was Deported

Mexico's new consul general in Chicago said Monday that U.S. immigration reform is possible as a result of the new vision imposed by globalization, but he warned that, as in any negotiation, "nobody's going to win everything." continue reading »

Chicago’s Bloody Father’s Day Weekend: 7 Dead, 41 Shot – Youngest Victim Latino Teen

Chicago’s Bloody Father’s Day Weekend: 7 Dead, 41 Shot – Youngest Victim Latino Teen

Chicago had a bloody Father’s Day weekend with 7 dead and 41 shot including a Latino teen, who was the weekends youngest victim. continue reading »

Illinois Immigrant Saved from Deportation Following Complaints from Family, Activists

Illinois Immigrant Saved from Deportation Following Complaints from Family, Activists

Israel Lopez Bautista, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant arrested here by immigration agents for having returned to the United States after being deported, was released on Thursday after complaints by relatives and activists. continue reading »

Top Latino Gangs in Chicago

Top Latino Gangs in Chicago

Last year, 532 people were murdered in Chicago. Much of this violence can be attributed to gang violence throughout the city. According to reports, Latino gang membership is on the rise. With much of the gang activity occurring on the West Side, many of the Chicago gangs with joined alliances. continue reading »

CHICAGO: Leadership Award Recipient Arrested on Drug Charges

CHICAGO: Leadership Award Recipient Arrested on Drug Charges

Just hours after receiving a leadership award, a Chicago woman and her male companion were busted on drug charges. Jill Kaplan, 33, and Leo Perez, 37, were at the Hard Rock Hotel continue reading »

JUST IN: Chicago Blackhawks Heading to Stanley Cup Finals Against Bruins

JUST IN: Chicago Blackhawks Heading to Stanley Cup Finals Against Bruins

The Chicago Blackhawks have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals after a double overtime 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings. continue reading »