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Yearly Archives: 2018

Emanuel Designates 2019 as the ‘Year of Chicago Theatre’

Emanuel Designates 2019 as the ‘Year of Chicago Theatre’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Commissioner Mark Kelly, League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp, and many other civic, arts and theatre leaders announced… Read more »

‘Keep His Family Together’

‘Keep His Family Together’

By: Ashmar Mandou A pool of politicians and faith based leaders rallied in support of auto mechanic Oscar Robles, father of two U.S. citizen daughters ages 11 and 8, on… Read more »

Chicago’s Latino Music Festival to Return

Chicago’s Latino Music Festival to Return

The 13th Chicago Latino Music Festival, Chicago’s only Latino-focused classical music festival and one of few in the U.S., proudly announces its complete performance schedule from October 17-November 18, 2018,… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Jessica Covarrubias

Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Jessica Covarrubias

By: Ashmar Mandou Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Jessica Covarrubias is forging a path as one of the few Latinas working at Google. “People like me… Read more »

Free Street Theater Presents The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy De Las Rosas

Free Street Theater Presents The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy De Las Rosas

This fall Free Street Theater is presenting the mainstage production of Ricardo Gamboa’s The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy De Las Rosas. The plot, setting, and characters are pure Chicago…. Read more »

Illinois Immigrants Celebrate Citizenship Day

Illinois Immigrants Celebrate Citizenship Day

Courtesy of Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Immigrants throughout Illinois are showing their civic enthusiasm this Citizenship Day, Monday, September 17, by taking advantage of citizenship services provided… Read more »

Cicero Police Officer Returns Home

Cicero Police Officer Returns Home

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Cicero Police Officer Luis Duarte, who was shot multiple times during a traffic stop, was discharged from the hospital Tuesday and returned home. Duarte was shot… Read more »

Chinese Lantern Festival Returns

Chinese Lantern Festival Returns

China Lights: Panda-Mania is a celebration of Asian culture featuring larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays on nine acres of the renowned Boerner Botanical Gardens, professional Chinese folk-culture entertainment, and cultural demonstrations…. Read more »

RTA Celebrates World Car Free Day

RTA Celebrates World Car Free Day

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is celebrating World Car Free Day by encouraging all those who typically drive personal vehicles to use public transportation on Saturday, September 22. World Car… Read more »

Madigan Urges Congress to Support Funding Under Violence Against Women Act

Madigan Urges Congress to Support Funding Under Violence Against Women Act

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she led a coalition of 56 attorneys general to urge Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Madigan and the other attorneys general… Read more »