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Chicago Local Theatrical Treasure ‘Halcyon’ to Honor Henry Godinez in Its ‘Night of Flight’

Chicago Local Theatrical Treasure ‘Halcyon’ to Honor Henry Godinez in Its ‘Night of Flight’

Chicago’s local theatrical treasure, Halcyon, is planning on honoring Henry Godinez at its ‘Night of Flight’ celebration. continue reading »

Buddha Sculptures Arrive in Chicago’s Latino Neighborhoods Promoting Peace

Buddha Sculptures Arrive in Chicago’s Latino Neighborhoods Promoting Peace

This month residents in Chicago’s Hispanic communities will notice Buddha sculptures emerging in various locations throughout the neighborhoods. continue reading »

Illinois Woman Arrested for Selling Fraudulent Identity Documents

Illinois Woman Arrested for Selling Fraudulent Identity Documents

A woman was arrested Wednesday on charges she allegedly sold fraudulent identity documents to illegal aliens. These charges resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Custom continue reading »

Latino Heroes: Window Washers and Super Heroes All in One

Latino Heroes: Window Washers and Super Heroes All in One

When you ask Chicagoans Roberto Duran, Pedro Castro and Alejandro Pantoja what they do for a living be prepared for an answer that will put a smile on your face. continue reading »

27-Year-Old Undocumented Mexican Father of Two Guest at State of the Union

27-Year-Old Undocumented Mexican Father of Two Guest at State of the Union

An undocumented Mexican immigrant who faces deportation will be in the gallery Tuesday night when U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. continue reading »

Latin King 2nd in Command Sentenced to 40 Years on RICO

Latin King 2nd in Command Sentenced to 40 Years on RICO

The second highest-ranking leader nationwide of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison after being convicted at trial in 2011 of racketeering conspiracy (RICO) and related charges continue reading »

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

David Marquez has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to see if a four-month instructional dance program for Latino seniors can improve their level of physical activity — and with it, their balance and mobility and cognitive function. continue reading »

Jim Avila Will be ABC/Univision New White House Correspondent

Jim Avila Will be ABC/Univision New White House Correspondent

Former Chicago anchor, Jim Avila, has just been named ABC/Univision News White House correspondent. continue reading »

GOP Tone Important in First House Judiciary Hearing of the 113th Congress

GOP Tone Important in First House Judiciary Hearing of the 113th Congress

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in his first hearing since rejoining the House Judiciary Committee and the topic was right up his alley: America's Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws against Illegal Immigration. Gutierrez said the fact that the first hearing of the full Judiciary Committee was on immigration was a sign that the Republicans are changing their tune on the issue continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in a community forum in Chicago hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) at the Instituto del Progreso Latino, in the Congressman's district. The forum brought together leaders from a cross section of Chicago-area constituencies to update them and discuss progress being made in the House and Senate towards comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Tell Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk: Support Real Immigration Reform, Including Citizenship

Tell Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk: Support Real Immigration Reform, Including Citizenship

Our current immigration laws are a disaster. Today, over 11 million immigrants live in the United States without the full protection of our legal system or a framework that would provide them with a path to participate in our democracy. The time is now for real immigration reform that keeps families together, protects immigrants from violence and discrimination, and provides immigrants who are living in America and contributing to our society a pathway to citizenship. continue reading »

Illinois Path to Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Took 15-Years

Illinois Path to Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Took 15-Years

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a measure that will allow driver's licenses to be issued to some 250,000 undomumented immigrants. continue reading »

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Into Law Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Into Law Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Today at 2:30m CST Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into the law three-year driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Mexican Man Brings Fresh Juice Concept to Chicago Commuters

Mexican Man Brings Fresh Juice Concept to Chicago Commuters

The Mexican Jose Torres arrived in the United States undocumented and unable to speak English, but after 15 years he is an outstanding student, works in the Chicago Archdiocese and is getting ready to open a second store for selling juices and natural foods in another of the city's train stations. continue reading »

Hundreds March in Chicago Demanding End to Deportations

Hundreds March in Chicago Demanding End to Deportations

Hundreds of people braved Chicago's cold winter weather Monday to go into the streets to demand of Barack Obama, on the day of the president's second inauguration, that he immediately decree a moratorium on deportations. continue reading »