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‘Viva Mexico’

‘Viva Mexico’

By: Ashmar Mandou Mexicans celebrate their country’s Independence Day with fireworks, parties (fiestas), food, dance and music on September 16. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of the Mexican… Read more »

Humble Design Serves 2,000th Client in Fight Against Homelessness

Humble Design Serves 2,000th Client in Fight Against Homelessness

Late August, Humble Design provided charitable services to its 2,000th client emerging from a homeless shelter. With the help of passionate volunteers, Humble Design does this by transforming empty residences… Read more »

Fall Outdoor Adventures in the QC

Fall Outdoor Adventures in the QC

Courtesy of Quad Cities Spend your day outdoors in the Quad Cities, enjoying the cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors.  Located on the world-renowned Mississippi River, the QC has plenty… Read more »

9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs Retrace Heroic Steps

9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs Retrace Heroic Steps

As Americans reflect on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this year, nearly 50 cities across the U.S. will pay tribute to the New York Firefighters killed at the… Read more »

Humble Design Sirve al Cliente No. 2,000 en su Lucha Contra la Falta de Vivienda

Humble Design Sirve al Cliente No. 2,000 en su Lucha Contra la Falta de Vivienda

El pasado agosto, Humble Design brindó servicios benéficos a su cliente No. 2,000 que salía de un albergue para desamparados. Con la ayuda de cariñosos voluntarios, Humble Design hace esto,… Read more »

Aventuras de Otoño al Aire Libre en QC

Aventuras de Otoño al Aire Libre en QC

Cortesía de Quad Cities Pase su día al aire libre en Quad Cities, disfrutando temperaturas más frescas y hermosos paisajes. Localizado en el mundialmente renombrado Río Mississippi, QC tiene muchos… Read more »

Reducing Sugar in Packaged Foods Can Prevent Disease in Millions

Reducing Sugar in Packaged Foods Can Prevent Disease in Millions

Cutting 20 percent of sugar from packaged foods and 40 percent from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths,… Read more »

Labor Day Getaways

Labor Day Getaways

By: Ashmar Mandou I hate to be the bearer of bad news but as summer comes to a close we have to make the most of it this Labor Day… Read more »

Register for Brookfield Zoo’s Annual Zoo Run

Register for Brookfield Zoo’s Annual Zoo Run

Whether you prefer to sprint like a cheetah or take it as slow as a sloth, lace up your shoes for the return of Brookfield Zoo’s Zoo Run on Sunday,… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Navy Pier Fireworks During the summer, one of the best aerial displays you’ll find in Chicago originates from Navy Pier. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor… Read more »

Reducir el Azúcar en los Alimentos Envasados Puede Prevenir Enfermedades en Millones

Reducir el Azúcar en los Alimentos Envasados Puede Prevenir Enfermedades en Millones

Cortar el 20 por ciento de azúcar de los alimentos envasados y el 40 por ciento en las bebidas podría prevenir 2.48 millones de enfermedades cardiovasculares (como la embolia, ataques… Read more »

Escapadas del Día del Trabajo

Escapadas del Día del Trabajo

Por Ashmar Mandou Odio ser portadora de malas noticias pero se acerca el fin del verano y tenemos que aprovechar al máximo el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo…. Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Fuegos Pirotécnicos de Navy Pier Durante el verano, una de las mejores exhibiciones aéreas que encontrarás en Chicago empieza en Navy Pier. Desde el fin de… Read more »

HUB312 Opens Its Doors

HUB312 Opens Its Doors

Caption by Ashmar Mandou A new transportation and lifestyle center, HUB312 opened their doors to the public at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 21st to celebrate the return… Read more »

IDHFS Partners with United Way for Child Support Awareness Month Campaign

IDHFS Partners with United Way for Child Support Awareness Month Campaign

August is Child Support Awareness Month, and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ Child Support Division is marking the occasion by partnering with local United Way organizations for… Read more »

Vaccine Mandate Facing Backlash from Unions

Vaccine Mandate Facing Backlash from Unions

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday that all Chicago employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 15th, joining other major cities across the country…. Read more »

Federal Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Soon

Federal Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Soon

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is reminding claimants that federal unemployment programs are coming to an end on September 4, 2021.  These programs include: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)… Read more »

HUB312 Abre sus Puertas

HUB312 Abre sus Puertas

Foto por Ashmar Mandou Un nuevo centro de transporte y estilo de vida, HUB312 abrió sus puertas al público en Jay Pritzker Pavilion el sábado, 21 de agosto, para celebrar… Read more »

IDHFS se Asocia con United Way para la Campaña del Mes de Concientización Sobre el Apoyo Infantil

IDHFS se Asocia con United Way para la Campaña del Mes de Concientización Sobre el Apoyo Infantil

Agosto es el Mes de Concientización sobre el Apoyo Infantil y el Departamento de Cuidado de Salud de Illinois y su División de Apoyo Infantil de Servicios Familiares marca la… Read more »

El Mandato de Vacunas Enfrenta la Reacción de los Sindicatos

El Mandato de Vacunas Enfrenta la Reacción de los Sindicatos

Por: Ashmar Mandou La Alcaldesa Lori Lightfoot anunció el miércoles que todos los empleados de Chicago necesitarán estar totalmente vacunados contra el COVID-19 para el 15 de octubre, uniéndose a… Read more »

Pronto Terminan los Programas de Beneficio Federal para los Desempleados

Pronto Terminan los Programas de Beneficio Federal para los Desempleados

El Departamento de Seguridad en el Empleo de Illinois (IDES) recuerda a quienes lo reclaman que los programas federales de desempleo llegan a su fin el 4 de septiembre del… Read more »

Rock On at Ruido Fest

Rock On at Ruido Fest

By: Ashmar Mandou Chicago is ready to embrace another large scale music festival that celebrates the explosive sounds to come out of Latino American pop, electro, and Spanish rock, Ruido… Read more »

CDPH Announces New Indoor Mask Mandate

CDPH Announces New Indoor Mask Mandate

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that it will re-institute a face mask mandate for all indoor public settings as the average number of new daily cases of… Read more »

‘The Need is Real’

‘The Need is Real’

CTU members urge CPS to address safety protocols By: Ashmar Mandou Members of the Chicago Teachers Union gathered Wednesday morning at Juarez High School to discuss additional safety protections for… Read more »

Back-to-School Event Big Success

Back-to-School Event Big Success

State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D- Chicago) along with State Rep. Will Guzzardi, the Kelvyn Park Advisory Council and other community partners hosted a Back-to-School Fair Saturday, featuring free school supplies,… Read more »

Rock en Ruido Fest

Rock en Ruido Fest

Por: Ashmar Mandou Chicago está lista para acoger otro festival de música a gran escala que celebra los sonidos explosivos del pop latinoamericano, el electro y el rock español, Ruido… Read more »

CDPH Anuncia Nuevo Mandato de Máscaras para Interiores

CDPH Anuncia Nuevo Mandato de Máscaras para Interiores

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago (CDPH) anunció que re-instituirá un mandato de máscaras para todos los lugares públicos bajo techo, ya que el número promedio de nuevos casos… Read more »

‘La Necesidad es Real’

‘La Necesidad es Real’

Miembros de CTU exhortan a CPS a Atender Protocolos de Seguridad Por: Ashmar Mandou Miembros del Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago se reunieron el miércoes por la mañana en Juárez… Read more »

City in Mourning

City in Mourning

By: Ashmar Mandou Chicago Police Officer Ella French, 29-years-old, was shot and killed last Saturday in a gunfight that injured two others. The shooting happened after three officers pulled over… Read more »

Out Our Front Door Announces New Biking and Camping Experience for Children with Special Needs

Out Our Front Door Announces New Biking and Camping Experience for Children with Special Needs

Out Our Front Door in partnership with Adaptive Adventures and the Chicago Park District announced the launch of the first Adaptive Bike Camping program for people with disabilities that combines… Read more »

Treasurer Maria Pappas to Tour Local Businesses in South Austin and Forest Park

Treasurer Maria Pappas to Tour Local Businesses in South Austin and Forest Park

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas and her outreach team will visit 13 small businesses in South Austin and Forest Park this week as part of her tour of local businesses… Read more »

State Announces Back to Business Grant Program

State Announces Back to Business Grant Program

By: Ashmar Mandou The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and Governor JB Pritzker announced on Wednesday the $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program to support… Read more »

La Ciudad Está de Luto

La Ciudad Está de Luto

Por Ashmar Mandou La Oficial de Policía de Chicago, Ella French, de 29 años, fue balaceada y muerta el pasado sábado en una balacera en el que otras dos personas… Read more »

La Tesorera Maria Pappas Recorrerá Empresas Locales en el Sur de Austin y Forest Park

La Tesorera Maria Pappas Recorrerá Empresas Locales en el Sur de Austin y Forest Park

La Tesorera del Condado de Cook, María Pappas y su equipo de enlace, visitarán 13 comercios en el Sur de Austin y Forest Park esta semana, como parte de su… Read more »

El Estado Anuncia el Programa de Subvenciones Back to Business

El Estado Anuncia el Programa de Subvenciones Back to Business

Por Ashmar Mandou El Departamento de Comercio y Oportunidades Económicas de Illinois (DCEO) y el Gobernador JB Pritzker anunciaron el miércoles, el programa de subvenciones Back to Business (B2B), de… Read more »

Boost Your Happiness

Boost Your Happiness

Do you know what Happiness Happens Day is? It is a national day to simply just let happiness happen! On this day, happiness that comes in big and small packages… Read more »

Sones de México Ensemble Presents: Zulema

Sones de México Ensemble Presents: Zulema

Sones de México Ensemble presents Zulema by Dolores Diaz and Co-Directed by Henry Godinez and Marcela Muñoz. Zulema, a Goodman Theatre partnership with the Chicago Park District, DCASE, Chicago Latino… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Offers Free Assistance to Tenants, Housing Providers as Eviction Moratorium Expires

Sheriff’s Office Offers Free Assistance to Tenants, Housing Providers as Eviction Moratorium Expires

As the moratorium on filing eviction cases has been lifted, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is reminding housing providers and tenants grappling with eviction that they can access the… Read more »

North Lawndale Welcomes Youth-Led Douglass 18

North Lawndale Welcomes Youth-Led Douglass 18

By: Ashmar Mandou It’s time to tee-off! Residents in the North Lawndale community will welcome a new youth-designed, conservation-themed miniature golf course, Douglass 18, which opens to the public on… Read more »

Aumenta tu Felicidad

Aumenta tu Felicidad

¿Sabes qué es el día de la felicidad? ¡Es un día nacional para dejar simplemente que la felicidad ocurra! En este día, se celebra la felicidad que viene en paquetes… Read more »

Sones de México Ensemble Presenta: Zulema

Sones de México Ensemble Presenta: Zulema

Sones de México Ensemble presenta Zulema por Dolores Díaz y co-dirigida por Henry Godinez y Marcela Muñoz. Zulema, afiliada de Goodman Theatre con el Distrito de Parques de Chicago, DCASE,… Read more »

La Oficina del Alguacil Ofrece Asistencia Gratuita a Inquilinos y Propietarios al Expirar la Moratoria de Desalojo

La Oficina del Alguacil Ofrece Asistencia Gratuita a Inquilinos y Propietarios al Expirar la Moratoria de Desalojo

A medida que se levantó la moratoria sobre la presentación de casos de desalojo, el alguacil del condado de Cook, Thomas J. Dart, les recuerda a los proveedores de vivienda… Read more »

Lolla is Back: What to Know

Lolla is Back: What to Know

By: Ashmar Mandou Lollapalooza is back! From July 29th through August 1st, Grant Park will transform into a music lover’s paradise as acts, such as Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion,… Read more »

Kids’ Free Days at Brookfield Zoo

Kids’ Free Days at Brookfield Zoo

Before the kids head back to school, take a “staycation” at Brookfield Zoo for Kids’ Free Days, sponsored by Xfinity. On August 2, 3, and 4, children 11 and under… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Signs Package of Legislation Advancing LGBTQ+ Rights

Gov. Pritzker Signs Package of Legislation Advancing LGBTQ+ Rights

Governor JB Pritzker signed a package of legislation advancing the rights of the LGBTQ+ community in Illinois. The four pieces of legislation expand infertility treatment coverage for same-sex couples and… Read more »

CTA Named Top Large U.S. Transit Agency; President Carter Named Top Transit Executive

CTA Named Top Large U.S. Transit Agency; President Carter Named Top Transit Executive

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has received the highest honors in the North American public transportation industry: the Outstanding Public Transportation System Award and the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award,… Read more »

Lolla Regresa: Que Debemos Saber

Lolla Regresa: Que Debemos Saber

Por: Ashmar Mandou ¡Lollapalooza Regresa! Del 29 de julio al 1º de agosto el Grant Park se convierte en un paraíso para los amantes de la música, ya que personajes… Read more »

El Gobernador Pritzker Firma un Paquete de Legislación que Promueve los Derechos LGBTQ+

El Gobernador Pritzker Firma un Paquete de Legislación que Promueve los Derechos LGBTQ+

El Gobernador Pritzker firmó un paquete de legislación promoviendo los derechos de la comunidad LGBTQ+ en Illinois. Las cuatro legislaciones amplían la cobertura del tratamiento de infertilidad para parejas del… Read more »

CTA nombrada la Agencia de Tránsito de los EE. UU. Más Importante; El Presidente Carter es Nombrado Principal Ejecutivo de Tránsito

CTA nombrada la Agencia de Tránsito de los EE. UU. Más Importante; El Presidente Carter es Nombrado Principal Ejecutivo de Tránsito

La Autoridad de Tránsito de Chicago (CTA) ha recibido los más altos honores en la industria del transporte público norteamericano: El Premio de Sistema de Transporte Público Destacado y el… Read more »

IDOC Hosts Hiring Fair

IDOC Hosts Hiring Fair

The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is hosting a hiring fair for anyone interested in learning about the agency’s career opportunities. Prospective applicants are encouraged to stop by the event… Read more »

Public Health Officials Warn Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sunny Crunch Salad

Public Health Officials Warn Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sunny Crunch Salad

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate… Read more »

Pritzker Announces Re-Election Bid

Pritzker Announces Re-Election Bid

By: Ashmar Mandou Governor JB Pritzker recently announced his run for re-election on Monday in a Tweet to his followers. “Big news: I’m running for re-election,” he wrote. “We’ve been… Read more »

City Unveils New Chicago Park District Campus

City Unveils New Chicago Park District Campus

City Officials Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly, and Don Villar, Secretary-Treasurer from the Chicago Federation of Labor broke ground on the new Chicago Park District Campus in the Brighton Park… Read more »

Funcionarios de Salud Pública Advierten Sobre un Brote de Salmonela Relacionado con la Ensalada Sunny Crunch

Funcionarios de Salud Pública Advierten Sobre un Brote de Salmonela Relacionado con la Ensalada Sunny Crunch

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois (IDPH) está trabajando con los departamentos de salud locales, el Centro para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y la Administración de… Read more »

La Ciudad Devela Nuevo Campus del Distrito de Parques de Chicago

La Ciudad Devela Nuevo Campus del Distrito de Parques de Chicago

Funcionarios de la Ciudad de Chicago, el Superintendente General del Distrito de Parques de Chicago, Michael Kelly y el Secretario-Tesorero de la Federación de trabajo de Chicago, Don Villar, pusieron… Read more »

Taste of Greektown Festival Returns to Chicago

Taste of Greektown Festival Returns to Chicago

Greektown Chicago’s popular Taste of Greektown festival returns for its 31st year this summer with the city’s largest celebration of Hellenic cuisine and culture, Friday, August 27 through Sunday, August… Read more »

CTU Begins Door-Knock Outreach to Increase Vaccination Rates for Eligible Students

CTU Begins Door-Knock Outreach to Increase Vaccination Rates for Eligible Students

By: Ashmar Mandou In anticipation of the 2021-2022 school year ahead, members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are dissatisfied with Chicago Public School’s handling of COVID-19 vaccinations and the… Read more »

Cook County to Identify Causes of Crime and Violence

Cook County to Identify Causes of Crime and Violence

By: Ashmar Mandou Cook County Board President Preckwinkle joined Commissioner Dennis Deer, Congressman Danny Davis and community leaders to announce a $1.5 million investment to community-based organizations through the Justice… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Taco Crawl Thursday, July 15 Tickets: $20 The nonprofit Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) announces the full menu for its TACO CRAWL, a taco extravaganza brought… Read more »

El Festival Taste of Greektown Regresa a Chicago

El Festival Taste of Greektown Regresa a Chicago

El popular festival Taste of Greetown de Chicago regresa en su 31º año este verano, con la celebración más grande de la ciudad de la cocina y la cultura helénica,… Read more »

CTU Comienza un Enlace de Puerta en Puerta para Aumentar la Tasa de Vacunación para Estudiantes Elegibles

CTU Comienza un Enlace de Puerta en Puerta para Aumentar la Tasa de Vacunación para Estudiantes Elegibles

Por: Ashmar Mandou En anticipación del año escolar 2021-2022, los miembros del Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago (CTU) están descontentos con la forma en que las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago… Read more »

El Condado de Cook Identifica las Causas del Crimen y la Violencia

El Condado de Cook Identifica las Causas del Crimen y la Violencia

Por Ashmar Mandou La Presidenta de la Junta del Condado de Cook, Preckwinkle, se unió al Comisionado Dennis Deer, al Congresista Danny Davis y a líderes comunitarios para anunciar una… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Taco Crawl Jueves, 15 de julio Boletos: $20 La organización no lucrativa Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) anuncia el menú completo de su TACO CRAWL, taco… Read more »

Organization Calls on Mayor Lightfoot to Tackle Root Causes of Violence

Organization Calls on Mayor Lightfoot to Tackle Root Causes of Violence

Courtesy of United Working Families After more than a hundred shot and 18 killed in deadliest Chicago weekend of the year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s anti-violence strategy continues to fail neighborhoods… Read more »

ArtontheMart

ArtontheMart

In partnership with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Art on theMART will launch a series of new projections saluting Chicago-based musicians in honor of the City’s Year… Read more »

CPS, CDPH Announce Student Vaccination Strategy

CPS, CDPH Announce Student Vaccination Strategy

By: Ashmar Mandou This week, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a strategy to improve the outreach for eligible students to get vaccinated… Read more »

St. Augustine Offers Free Online GED Courses

St. Augustine Offers Free Online GED Courses

St. Augustine College offers innovative, free, and intensive 10-week GED preparation courses in both English and Spanish, with a strong career and college readiness component. Students receive personalized support to… Read more »

Organización pide a la Alcaldesa Lightfoot que Atienda las causas Fundamentales de la Violencia

Organización pide a la Alcaldesa Lightfoot que Atienda las causas Fundamentales de la Violencia

Cortesía de United Working Families Después de más de 10 disparos y 18 muertos en el fín de semana del año más mortal de Chicago, la estrategia anti-violencia de la… Read more »

ArtontheMart

ArtontheMart

En colaboración con el Departamento de Asuntos Culturales y Eventos Especiales de Chicago, Art on the MART lanzará una serie de nuevas proyecciones saludando a los músicos con sede en… Read more »

St. Augustine Ofrece Cursos Gratis de GED en Línea

St. Augustine Ofrece Cursos Gratis de GED en Línea

St. Augustine College ofrece cursos de preparación para el GED innovadores, gratis e intensivos, de 10 semanas, en inglés y español, con un fuerte componente en preparación universitaria y de… Read more »

Return to Work

Return to Work

By: Ashmar Mandou Hotel workers, labor leaders, and City Officials signed the Hotel Worker Right to Return to Work ordinance this week. This piece of legislation requires that as guests… Read more »

Hernandez Extends Immigration Assistance for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Hernandez Extends Immigration Assistance for Survivors of Human Trafficking

A new law spearheaded by state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, will assist immigrants who are survivors of human trafficking. “We must support survivors of human trafficking, regardless of their… Read more »

High School Students Receive Grants from Union League Boys and Girls Clubs

High School Students Receive Grants from Union League Boys and Girls Clubs

Forty-eight (48) current and recent high school graduates hailing from Chicago’s South and West sides will receive $161,000 (total) in financial scholarships granted by Union League Boys & Girls Clubs,… Read more »

Pitch In

Pitch In

By: Ashmar Mandou Earlier this month the nonprofit Chicago Parks Foundation (CPF) announced the second annual of “Pitch In for the Parks!” an effort designed to help maintain the city’s… Read more »

Fourth of July Fun

Fourth of July Fun

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Enjoy all Chicago has to offer from an amusement park to the views from the Chicago River, there is something for everyone this Fourth of July… Read more »

Regreso al Trabajo

Regreso al Trabajo

Por: Ashmar Mandou Trabajadores de hoteles, líderes laborales y funcionarios de la ciudad firmaron esta semana la ordenanza Derecho del Trabajador Hotelero de Regresar al Trabajo. Esta legislación requiere que… Read more »

La Rep. Hernández Extiende Ayuda de Inmigración a los Sobrevivientes del Tráfico Humano

La Rep. Hernández Extiende Ayuda de Inmigración a los Sobrevivientes del Tráfico Humano

Una nueva ley encabezada por la Rep. estatal Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernández, D-Cicero, ayudará a los inmigrantes sobrevivientes de tráfico humano. “ Debemos apoyar a los sobrevivientes del tráfico humano, sin… Read more »

Los Estudiantes de Secundaria Reciben Subsidios de los Clubs Union League Boys and Girls

Los Estudiantes de Secundaria Reciben Subsidios de los Clubs Union League Boys and Girls

Cuarenta y ocho (48) recientes y actuales graduados de secundaria de los sectores sur y oeste, recibirán $161,000 (en total) en becas financieras concedidas por Union League Boys & Girls… Read more »

Cooperemos

Cooperemos

Por: Ashmar Mandou A principios de este mes, la organización no lucrativa Chicago Parks Foundation (CPF) anunció el segundo”Pitch In for the Parks!” [Ayuda en los Parques] anual, esfuerzo diseñado… Read more »

Donde Divertirse el Cuatro de Julio

Donde Divertirse el Cuatro de Julio

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Disfrute todo lo que Chicago tiene que ofrecer, desde un parque de diversiones hasta el panorama desde el Río Chicago, este fin de semana del Cuatro… Read more »

Teatro ZinZanni Returns: Cast Member Storm Marrero Talks New Role

Teatro ZinZanni Returns: Cast Member Storm Marrero Talks New Role

By: Ashmar Mandou Live comedy, music, and unique thrills once again returns to Chicago with Teatro Zinzanni beginning July 8 at the Chicago Theatre District. An incomparable experience, Teatro Zinzanni… Read more »

Chicago Youth March Against Gun Violence

Chicago Youth March Against Gun Violence

On Monday youth and members from Good Kids Mad City (GKMC), Black Lives Matter Women of Faith, AMPR, Nita’s Love Train, Erase the Gang Database Coalition, State legislators, and families… Read more »

CDPH Announces Changes at City-Run Vaccination Sites

CDPH Announces Changes at City-Run Vaccination Sites

By: Ashmar Mandou The Chicago Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced plans to decommission a number of City-run vaccination sites and stated their focus is now on hyperlocal distribution… Read more »

Congressman García Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition

Congressman García Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Jesús “Chuy ” García announced the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition  representing the 4th Congressional District is Katherrin Amber Billordo, an 11th grade student at Northside College… Read more »

Regresa el Teatro ZinZanni: Una de los Miembros del Reparto, Storm Marrero, Habla Sobre un Nuevo Papel

Regresa el Teatro ZinZanni: Una de los Miembros del Reparto, Storm Marrero, Habla Sobre un Nuevo Papel

Por Ashmar Mandou Comedia en vivo, música y emociones únicas regresan una vez más a Chicago con el Teatro Zinzanni, que comienza el 8 de julio en Chicago Theatre District…. Read more »

Marcha Juvenil de Chicago Contra la Violencia Armada

Marcha Juvenil de Chicago Contra la Violencia Armada

El lunes, jóvenes y miembros de Good Kids Mad City (GKMC) Black Lives Matter Women of Faith, AMPR, Nita’s Love Train, Erase the Gang Database Coalition, Legisladores Estatales y familias… Read more »

CDPH Anuncia Cambios en los Sitios de Vacunación Administrados por la Ciudad

CDPH Anuncia Cambios en los Sitios de Vacunación Administrados por la Ciudad

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago anunció planes para el desmantelamiento de un número de sitios de vacunación administrados por la ciudad y declaró que su… Read more »

El Congresista García Anuncia al Ganador de la Competencia de Arte Congresional

El Congresista García Anuncia al Ganador de la Competencia de Arte Congresional

El Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García, anunció al ganador de la Competencia de Arte Congresional del 2021. Representando al 4º Distrito Congresional está Katherrin Amber Billordo, estudiante del 11º grado de… Read more »

City Selects Dr. José Torres to Serve as Interim CEO at CPS

City Selects Dr. José Torres to Serve as Interim CEO at CPS

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Chicago Board of Education President Miguel del Valle announced that veteran educator Dr. José M. Torres has been selected to serve as interim Chief Executive… Read more »

Families, Businesses Can Beat Summer Heat with Tips from ComEd

Families, Businesses Can Beat Summer Heat with Tips from ComEd

Summer in northern Illinois brings barbeques, outdoor fun and the potential for extreme weather. ComEd’s investments to maintain and upgrade the grid are bringing improved reliability and protection against outages… Read more »

Community Rallies Against Demolition of Historic Building

Community Rallies Against Demolition of Historic Building

By: Ashmar Mandou Residents and community leaders gathered this week to rally against Chicago Public Schools’ decision to demolish the historic building in Altgeld Gardens public housing community at the… Read more »

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry

By: Ashmar Mandou While summer break can bring on loads of fun-filled activities for most kids, others find a few challenges when it comes to proper nutrition. During a press… Read more »

La Ciudad Selecciona al Dr. José Torres para Servir como Director Ejecutivo Interino de CPS

La Ciudad Selecciona al Dr. José Torres para Servir como Director Ejecutivo Interino de CPS

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot y el Presidente de la Junta de Educación de Chicago, Miguel del Valle, anunciaron que el educador veterano Dr. José M. Torres, ha sido seleccionado… Read more »

Familias y Negocios Pueden Combatir el Calor con Consejos de ComEd

Familias y Negocios Pueden Combatir el Calor con Consejos de ComEd

El verano en el norte de Illinois significa parrilladas, diversión al aire libre y un potencial de clima extremo. Las inversiones de ComEd para mantener y actualizar la red están… Read more »

Manifestaciones Comunitarias Contra la Demolición de Edificio Histórico

Manifestaciones Comunitarias Contra la Demolición de Edificio Histórico

Por: Ashmar Mandou Residentes y líderes comunitarios se reunieron esta semana para hacer una manifestación contra la decisión de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago de demoler el edificio en la… Read more »

Ningún Niño Pasa Hambre

Ningún Niño Pasa Hambre

Por: Ashmar Mandou Aunque las vacaciones de verano puede significar divertidas actividades para la mayoría de los niños, otros encuentran unos cuantos retos cuando se trata de una nutrición apropiada…. Read more »

Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade

Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade

The celebration of culture and heritage that is Chicago’s annual Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade will return in person for its 43rd year on Saturday, June 19th, 2021. The Parade’s… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Old Town Art Fair The Old Town Art Fair returns, hosting the work of more than 200 artists on the streets of the Near North Side… Read more »

Tips for Men’s Health

Tips for Men’s Health

By: Ashmar Mandou In honor of Men’s Health Awareness month, we have shared steps the men in your life can take today and everyday to improve their vitality and help… Read more »

City Announces ‘Holding Healing Spaces for Youth’ Conference

City Announces ‘Holding Healing Spaces for Youth’ Conference

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced ‘Holding Healing Spaces for Youth’—a virtual, multi-day conference for youth developers focused on mental health and racial healing. This first of its kind, trauma-informed training is geared towards adults… Read more »

Desfile del Día del Pueblo Puertorriqueño

Desfile del Día del Pueblo Puertorriqueño

La celebración de la cultura y la herencia es lo que es el Desfile del Día del Pueblo Puertorriqueño que regresará en vivo para su 43º año el sábado, 19… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Feria de Arte en Old Town Regresa la Feria de Arte en Old Town, presentando la obra de más de 200 artistas en las calles del… Read more »

Consejos para la Salud Masculina

Consejos para la Salud Masculina

Por: Ashmar Mandou En honor del mes de Concientización de la Salud Masculina, hemos compartido los pasos que el hombre de su vida puede dar hoy y todos los días… Read more »

La Ciudad Anuncia la Conferencia ‘Holding Healing Spaces for Youth’

La Ciudad Anuncia la Conferencia ‘Holding Healing Spaces for Youth’

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot anunció ‘Holding Healing Spaces for Youth’ [Reservando Espacios Curativos para la Juventud]. Este entrenamiento, primero en su clase, informa sobre el trauma y está dirigido… Read more »

Timeless: Frida Kahlo Exhibit Debuts in Chicago

Timeless: Frida Kahlo Exhibit Debuts in Chicago

By: Ashmar Mandou It’s finally here! The much anticipated Frida Kahlo Exhibit makes its debut this weekend at the College of DuPage. The Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and… Read more »

Illinois Senate Passes Bill Allowing Public Defenders to Represent Immigrants Facing Deportation

Illinois Senate Passes Bill Allowing Public Defenders to Represent Immigrants Facing Deportation

The Illinois Senate voted 36 to 18 to pass HB2790, which would give public defenders in Cook County the discretion to represent noncitizens before Chicago’s Immigration Court. The Illinois House… Read more »

ComEd Awards Scholarships to Help DePaul College Prep Students

ComEd Awards Scholarships to Help DePaul College Prep Students

ComEd has selected three DePaul College Prep students interested in pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to receive financial support as part of this year’s ComEd Scholars cohort…. Read more »

Hernandez Promotes Immigration Rights, Education, for Working Families

Hernandez Promotes Immigration Rights, Education, for Working Families

State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, has worked hard to develop measures that protect immigrants, advance the creation of a media literacy curriculum in schools, and provide housing relief for… Read more »

Eterna: Exhibición de Frida Kahlo Debuta en Chicago

Eterna: Exhibición de Frida Kahlo Debuta en Chicago

Por: Ashmar Mandou Finalmente llegó: La tan anticipada Exhibición de Frida Kahlo debuta este fin de semana en College of DuPage. Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) y McAninch Arts… Read more »

La Rep. Estatal Hernández Promueve los Derechos de Inmigración y Educación para las Familias Trabajadoras.

La Rep. Estatal Hernández Promueve los Derechos de Inmigración y Educación para las Familias Trabajadoras.

La Rep. Estatal Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernández, D-Cicero, ha luchado incansablemente para desarrollar medidas que protegan a los inmigrantes, avanzar la creación del currículo de alfabetización en los medios de comunicación… Read more »

Smart Spending this Summer

Smart Spending this Summer

By Silver Castillo, Financial Representative with COUNTRY Financial® Edited by Lawndale Bilingual News As vaccinations continue to rise and restrictions loosen, many Americans are feeling optimistic about the summer. A… Read more »

Munoz Advances Plan to Make Genetic Medical Testing Accessible

Munoz Advances Plan to Make Genetic Medical Testing Accessible

Biomarker testing — the medical technology used to determine medical risk factors like cancer — would be covered under state-regulated insurance plans under a measure sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader… Read more »

Spotting Pandemic-linked Scams

Spotting Pandemic-linked Scams

By: Ashmar Mandou Pandemic related scams are on the rise, affecting a large portion of immigrants across Chicago that State Attorney General Kwame Raoul held a briefing with community media… Read more »

Memorial Weekend Fun

Memorial Weekend Fun

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Art on theMART Friday, May 21 –  Saturday, June 26 Merchandise Mart It’s the premier weekend for the new art installation, Hope is a Light: Select Works… Read more »

Gaste Inteligentemente Este Verano

Gaste Inteligentemente Este Verano

Por Silver Castillo, Representante Financiero de COUNTRY Financial® Editado por Lawndale Bilingual News Al continuar aumentando la vacunación y disminuyendo las restricciones, muchos estadounidenses se sienten optimistas sobre el verano…. Read more »

Muñoz Avanza Plan para Hacer Accesibles Pruebas Médicas Genéticas

Muñoz Avanza Plan para Hacer Accesibles Pruebas Médicas Genéticas

Prueba de Biomarcadores – la tecnología médica utilizada para determinar factores médicos de riesgo, como el cáncer – serían cubiertos bajo planes de seguros regulados por el estado bajo una… Read more »

Como Detectar Estafas Vinculadas a la Pandemia

Como Detectar Estafas Vinculadas a la Pandemia

Por: Ashmar Mandou Las estafas relacionadas con la pandemia siguen aumentando, afectando a una gran porción de inmigrantes en Chicago y el Procurador General del Estado, Kwame Raoul, sostuvo el… Read more »

Fin de Semana de Memorial Day

Fin de Semana de Memorial Day

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Art on theMART De viernes, 21 de mayo a sábado, 26 de junio Merchandise Mart Es el fin de semana premier de la nueva instalación de… Read more »

Step Closer to CPD Transparency

Step Closer to CPD Transparency

By: Ashmar Mandou In an effort to remedy the rising discernment between the Chicago Police Department and local activists, the Mayor’s Office, alongside Chairman of the Finance Committee, Scott Waguespack,… Read more »

Lollapalooza Returns to Chicago

Lollapalooza Returns to Chicago

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Lollapalooza organizers are thrilled to announce that the world class festival will return to Grant Park at full capacity July 29-August 1, 2021. In accordance… Read more »

ComEd Offers Options to Help Customers Manage Electric Bills

ComEd Offers Options to Help Customers Manage Electric Bills

As many northern Illinois residents experience mounting expenses as a result of the pandemic, ComEd offers payment assistance programs that may help with past-due balances now and energy-saving tools that… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Switch on Summer Via Livestream Free Saturday, May 22nd https://www.comed.com/SafetyCommunity/Community/Pages/SwitchOnSummer.aspx Get ready for ComEd’s 7th annual Switch on Summer, which celebrates the start of summer with… Read more »

Un Paso más Cerca de la Transparencia de CPD

Un Paso más Cerca de la Transparencia de CPD

Por: Ashmar Mandou En un esfuerzo por remediar el discernimiento entre el Departamento de Policía de Chicago y los activistas locales, la Oficina de la Alcaldesa, junto con el Director… Read more »

Lollapalooza Regresa a Chicago

Lollapalooza Regresa a Chicago

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot y los organizadores de Lollapalooza están entusiasmados de anunciar que el festival clase mundial regresará a Grant Park en toda su capacidad, del 29 de… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Prende el Verano Via Livestream Gratis Sábado, 22 de mayo https://www.comed.com/SafetyCommunity/Community/Pages/SwitchOnSummer.aspx Prepárate para el 7º evento anual ‘Switch on Summer’ de ComEd, que celebra el comienzo… Read more »

Care for Yourself

Care for Yourself

By: Ashmar Mandou Mental health is a vital component of health. It is a state of well-being, the ability to handle everyday stressors, the ability to enjoy life. While we… Read more »

Illinois Jumpstarts Summer Tourism

Illinois Jumpstarts Summer Tourism

By: Ashmar Mandou Time to hit the road this summer. On Wednesday, Governor JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Office of Tourism to kick off “Time for Me to Drive,” a… Read more »

Teatro ZinZanni Returns to Chicago Theatre District

Teatro ZinZanni Returns to Chicago Theatre District

Teatro ZinZanni is pleased to announce its Grand Re-Opening with a brand-new show starring veteran performer, Frank Ferrante. An experience unlike any other, Teatro ZinZanni is a whirlwind of international… Read more »

Chicago Park District Announces ‘Summer of Possibilities’

Chicago Park District Announces ‘Summer of Possibilities’

The Chicago Park District is launching online registration for 2021 Summer Day Camp and Summer Park Programs on May 10 at 9 a.m.  Summer Day Camp will run for six… Read more »

Cuídate a ti Mismo

Cuídate a ti Mismo

Por: Ashmar Mandou La salud mental es un componente vital para la salud. Es un estado de bienestar, la habilidad para manejar todas las situaciones tensas de la vida, la… Read more »

Illinois Impulsa el Turismo de Verano

Illinois Impulsa el Turismo de Verano

Por: Ashmar Mandou Es hora de agarrar camino este verano. El miércoles, el Gobernador JB Pritzker se unió a la Oficina de Turismo de Illinois para lanzar “Es Hora de… Read more »

El Teatro ZinZanni Regresa al Distrito de Teatros de Chicago

El Teatro ZinZanni Regresa al Distrito de Teatros de Chicago

El Teatro ZinZanni se complace en anunciar su Gran Reapertura con un nuevo espectáculo protagonizado por el veterano intérprete, Frank Ferrante. Una experiencia como no hay otra, El Teatro ZinZanni… Read more »

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago Anuncia ‘Verano de Posibilidades’

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago Anuncia ‘Verano de Posibilidades’

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago está lanzando la inscripción en línea para el Campamento Diurno de Verano del 2021 y los Programas de Verano del Parque, el 10 de… Read more »

Castro Spearheads Measure to Provide Housing, Support to Those with Mental Illnesses

Castro Spearheads Measure to Provide Housing, Support to Those with Mental Illnesses

To support and protect people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders and prevent unnecessary institutionalization, State Senator Cristina Castro has introduced a measure to help people obtain affordable… Read more »

The Odyssey Project

The Odyssey Project

The Odyssey Project, an initiative of Illinois Humanities and an affiliate of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, is a free college-credit granting humanities-based program for income-eligible adults who have… Read more »

Return to Summer Events

Return to Summer Events

By: Ashmar Mandou The City announced the return of summer cultural events as part of its “Open Chicago” initiative that kicked off a few weeks ago. Summer cultural events for… Read more »

May Day in Chicago

May Day in Chicago

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Hundreds gathered in support of immigrant legalization, essential workers, and fair wages last Saturday for May Day. For many at the protest it was a day… Read more »

Castro Encabeza Medida para Dar Vivienda y Apoyo a Personas con Enfermedades Mentales

Castro Encabeza Medida para Dar Vivienda y Apoyo a Personas con Enfermedades Mentales

Para apoyar y proteger a la gente con graves enfermedades mentales y trastornos por uso de sustancias y prevenir la institucionalización innecesaria, la Senadora Estatal Cristina Castro introdujo una medida… Read more »

La Ciudad Anuncia el Regreso del Auto Show de Chicago

La Ciudad Anuncia el Regreso del Auto Show de Chicago

El Gobernador JB Pritzker y la Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot se unieron a funcionarios electos, patrocinadores del turismo y líderes del trabajo para el regreso del Auto Show de Chicago… Read more »

El Proyecto Odyssey

El Proyecto Odyssey

El Proyecto Odyssey, iniciativa de Illinois Humanities y un afiliado del Curso Clemente en Humanidades, es un programa gratuito basado en humanidades que otorga créditos universitarios para adultos con ingresos… Read more »

Regresan los Eventos de Verano

Regresan los Eventos de Verano

Por: Ashmar Mandou Ls ciudad anunció el regreso de los eventos culturales de verano como parte de su iniciativa “Chicago Abierto” que se inició hace unas cuantas semanas. Los eventos… Read more »

Día 1º de Mayo en Chicago

Día 1º de Mayo en Chicago

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Cientos de personas se reunieron en apoyo a la legalización del inmigrante, trabajadores esenciales y salarios justos, el sábado pasado en el Día 1º de Mayo…. Read more »

McDonald’s Partners with GSF Foundation to Donate Shoes

McDonald’s Partners with GSF Foundation to Donate Shoes

McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Carmen Solano De Carrier, and the Golden State Foods Foundation (GSF) partnered to provide more than 600 pairs of shoes to at-risk children through the GSF Foundation’s Best… Read more »

ComEd Welcomes New Students to Construction Workforce

ComEd Welcomes New Students to Construction Workforce

By: Ashmar Mandou Last week, ComEd held its ninth consecutive graduation ceremony celebrating the 90 students who partook in the ComEd CONSTRUCT Infrastructure Academy, an 11-week job training program that… Read more »

Cinco de Mayo Around Chicago

Cinco de Mayo Around Chicago

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Cicero Cinco de Mayo The Town of Cicero will host a virtual Zoom Cinco de Mayo event on the Town of Cicero Facebook Page on Wednesday,… Read more »

Villanueva Passes Legislation to Create Domestic Violence Commission

Villanueva Passes Legislation to Create Domestic Violence Commission

To protect women and children in Illinois, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) passed legislation the Illinois Senate that would establish the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission. “Incidents of domestic violence… Read more »

McDonald’s se Asocia con GSF Foundation para Donar Zapatos

McDonald’s se Asocia con GSF Foundation para Donar Zapatos

La Propietaria/Operadora de McDonald’s, Carmen Solano De Carrier y Golden State Foods Foundation (GSF) se asociaron para dar más de 600 pares de zapatos a niños de alto riesgo a… Read more »

ComEd da la Bienvenida a Nuevos Estudiantes a la Fuerza Laboral de la Construcción

ComEd da la Bienvenida a Nuevos Estudiantes a la Fuerza Laboral de la Construcción

Por Ashmar Mandou La semana pasada, ComEd tuvo su novena ceremonia de graduación consecutiva, celebrando a 90 estudiantes que tomaron parte en la Academia de Infraestructura CONSTRUCT de ComEd, programa… Read more »

Villanueva Aprueba Legislación para Crear Comisión de Violencia Doméstica

Villanueva Aprueba Legislación para Crear Comisión de Violencia Doméstica

Para proteger a las mujeres y niños de Illinois, la Senadora Estatal Illinois para establecer la Comisión de Revisión de Fatalidades de Violencia Doméstica. “Los incidentes de violencia doméstica han… Read more »

Hernandez Passes Bipartisan Measure to Ensure the Counting of Undocumented Individuals in 2020 Census

Hernandez Passes Bipartisan Measure to Ensure the Counting of Undocumented Individuals in 2020 Census

Illinois is one step closer to being completely counted in the recent 2020 Census after state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, passed legislation that will include all members of a… Read more »

SEIU Local 1 Chicagoland Janitors Ratify Strong New Contracts

SEIU Local 1 Chicagoland Janitors Ratify Strong New Contracts

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 frontline janitors, who have kept the public clean and safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ratified strong new 3-year contracts that guarantee good annual… Read more »

Celebrate Earth Day All Week

Celebrate Earth Day All Week

Cook County Board and Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle joined Forest Preserves General Superintendent Arnold Randall and Commissioners Sean Morrison, Bridget Degnen, Donna Miller and Frank Aguilar… Read more »

Latino Leaders Call on Toledo Investigation

Latino Leaders Call on Toledo Investigation

By: Ashmar Mandou In response to the recent fatal shooting of 13-year old Adam Toledo, leaders from the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois,… Read more »

Hernández aprueba medida bipartidista para garantizar el recuento de personas indocumentadas en el censo del 2020

Hernández aprueba medida bipartidista para garantizar el recuento de personas indocumentadas en el censo del 2020

Illinois está un paso más cerca de ser completamente contado en el reciente censo de 2020 después de que la representante estatal Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernández, demócrata de Cicero, aprobó una… Read more »

Los conserjes de SEIU Local 1 en Chicagoland ratifican nuevos y sólidos contratos

Los conserjes de SEIU Local 1 en Chicagoland ratifican nuevos y sólidos contratos

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Los conserjes de primera línea del Local 1, que han mantenido al público limpio y seguro durante la pandemia COVID-19, ratificaron nuevos y sólidos contratos… Read more »

Celebra el Día de la Tierra toda la semana

Celebra el Día de la Tierra toda la semana

La Junta del Condado de Cook y Forest Preserves of Cook County, Toni Preckwinkle, se unieron al Superintendente General de Forest Preserves, Arnold Randall, y a los Comisionados Sean Morrison,… Read more »

Líderes latinos llaman a la investigación de Toledo

Líderes latinos llaman a la investigación de Toledo

Por: Ashmar Mandou En respuesta al reciente tiroteo fatal de Adam Toledo, de 13 años, los líderes de la Asociación de Abogados Hispanos de Illinois, la Asociación de Abogados de… Read more »

City Honors COVID-19 Victims

City Honors COVID-19 Victims

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Photo Credit: Tony Diaz Honorable Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, and Clerk Iris Martinez, among others held… Read more »

‘This is a mental health crisis’

‘This is a mental health crisis’

South, Westside call on Mayor for Mental Health Funding By: Ashmar Mandou Mental health activists rallied together Monday outside of the Woodlawn Health Center to mark the ninth year anniversary… Read more »

IDPH Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

IDPH Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

In accordance with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will… Read more »

Clerk Martinez Initiatives Protecting Sex Crime Victims Pass Committee

Clerk Martinez Initiatives Protecting Sex Crime Victims Pass Committee

To protect the identities of child and adult sex crime victims, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Iris Y. Martinez is partnering with Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) on… Read more »

“Esta es una Crisis de Salud Mental”

“Esta es una Crisis de Salud Mental”

South, Westside Convocan a la Alcaldesa para la Financiación de la Salud Mental Por: Ashmar Mandou Activistas de salud mental se reunieron el lunes frente al Woodlawn Health Center para… Read more »

Clerk Martinez Iniciativas para Proteger el Comité de Aprobación de Víctimas de Delitos Sexuales

Clerk Martinez Iniciativas para Proteger el Comité de Aprobación de Víctimas de Delitos Sexuales

Para proteger las identidades de las víctimas de delitos sexuales de niños y adultos, la secretaria del tribunal de circuito del condado de Cook, Iris Y. Martinez, se ha asociado… Read more »

City Welcomes New Director of Digital Strategy

City Welcomes New Director of Digital Strategy

The City of Chicago announced Ximena N. Larkin will serve as Director of Digital Strategy. Larkin is an award-winning strategic communications leader with more than 10 years of experience. She… Read more »

Chicago CBP Seizes $1.6M in Counterfeit Currency

Chicago CBP Seizes $1.6M in Counterfeit Currency

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Chicago’s International Mail Facility (IMF) have been counting a lot of money, counterfeit money, in different denominations that have been seized from… Read more »

City Honors National Library Week

City Honors National Library Week

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, joined by 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale, Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Chris Brown, Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Tracey Scott, and Department of Family Support and… Read more »

Teacher Shortage Crisis in Illinois

Teacher Shortage Crisis in Illinois

By: Ashmar Mandou In an effort to address the crisis on early childhood education, State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas called on the General Assembly to act on recommendations in the report… Read more »

La Ciudad Da la Bienvenida a la  Nueva Directora de Digital Strategy

La Ciudad Da la Bienvenida a la Nueva Directora de Digital Strategy

La Ciudad de Chicago anunció que Ximena N. Larkin será la nueva Directora de Digital Strategy. Larkin es una líder premiada de estrategia en comunicaciones, con más de 10 años… Read more »

CBP de Chicago Incauta 1,6 Millones de Dólares en Moneda Falsa

CBP de Chicago Incauta 1,6 Millones de Dólares en Moneda Falsa

Funcionarios de U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) en International Mail Facility (IMF) de Chicago han estado contando mucho dinero, dinero falso, en diferentes denominaciones, que han tomado de parcelas… Read more »

Crisis de Escasez de Maestros en Illinois

Crisis de Escasez de Maestros en Illinois

Por Ashmar Mandou En un esfuerzo por atender la crisis de la educación infantil temprana, la Senadora Estatal Cristina Pacione-Zayas acudió a la Asamblea General para actuar sobre recomendaciones en… Read more »

Easter Services

Easter Services

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will observe Holy Week with in-person liturgical celebrations at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State Street, Chicago. Holy Week is the last week… Read more »

Easter Activities Around Chicagoland

Easter Activities Around Chicagoland

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Easter Photos at North Riverside Park Mall Head over to North Riverside Park Mall for Easter photos and visit the Bunny! Digital Hot Shots professional portrait… Read more »

Two New Mass Vaccination Sites to Open in Chicago

Two New Mass Vaccination Sites to Open in Chicago

The City of Chicago announced that two new mass vaccination sites will open in Chicago on April 5, with the city now in phase 1c of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. The… Read more »

State to Provide Unprecedented Funding to Illinois Schools

State to Provide Unprecedented Funding to Illinois Schools

By: Ashmar Mandou On Wednesday, Governor Pritzker unveiled an ambitious plan for school districts K-12 across Illinois. Approximately, $7 billion in federal funding will go to support students as they… Read more »

Servicios de Pascua

Servicios de Pascua

El Cardenal Blase J. Cupich, Arzobispo de Chicago, observará la Semana Santa con celebraciones litúrgicas en la Catedral del Santo Nombre, 735 N. State S., Chicago. La Semana Santa es… Read more »

Actividades de Pascua en Chicago

Actividades de Pascua en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Fotos de Pascua en North Riverside Park Mall Visite el Centro Comercial de North Riverside para hacerse fotos de pascua y visitar al conejo Bunny! El… Read more »

Dos Nuevos Sitios de Vacunación Masiva en Chicago

Dos Nuevos Sitios de Vacunación Masiva en Chicago

La Ciudad de Chicago anunció dos nuevos sitios de vacunación masiva en Chicago el 5 de abril, con la ciudad ahora en fase 1c de elegibilidad de la vacuna del… Read more »

El Estado Dará Fondos sin Precedentes a las Escuelas de Illinois

El Estado Dará Fondos sin Precedentes a las Escuelas de Illinois

Por Ashmar Mandou El miércoles, el Gobernador Pritzker reveló un plan para distritos escolares K-12 en Illinois. Aproximadamente, $7 mil millones en fondos federales serán para apoyar a los estudiantes… Read more »

High Vitamin D Levels May Protect Against COVID-19

High Vitamin D Levels May Protect Against COVID-19

A new research study at the University of Chicago Medicine has found that when it comes to COVID-19, having vitamin D levels above those traditionally considered sufficient may lower the… Read more »

Redistricting Hearings Nears End

Redistricting Hearings Nears End

By: Ashmar Mandou This year, Chicago embarked on redistricting hearings for the 50 wards, a process that will impact the lives of nearly three million residents. As a result, the… Read more »

City Announces Chicago Alfresco Program

City Announces Chicago Alfresco Program

Choose Chicago and the Chicago Department of Transportation, announced Chicago Alfresco, an initiative to increase outdoor dining area and the opportunity for businesses and community organizations to design creative long-term… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Lincoln Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show: Pretty in Pink What: The Lincoln Park Conservatory is welcoming back guests and debuting its Spring Flower Show, which features… Read more »

Altos Niveles de Vitamina D Pueden Protegerle Contra el COVID-19

Altos Niveles de Vitamina D Pueden Protegerle Contra el COVID-19

Un nuevo estudio de investigación en medicina de la Universidad de Chicago, ha descubierto que cuando se trata del COVID-19, tener niveles de vitamina D por encima de los que… Read more »

La Ciudad Anuncia el Programa Chicago Alfresco

La Ciudad Anuncia el Programa Chicago Alfresco

Escoja Chicago y el Departamento de Transporte de Chicago, anunció Chicago Alfresco, una iniciativa para aumentar las áreas de comida al aire libre y la oportunidad de que el comercio… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Show de Flores de Primavera del Conservatorio de Lincoln Park: Pretty in Pink Que: El Conservatorio de Lincoln Park da la bienvenida a los asistentes que… Read more »

Easter Scavenger Egg Hunt at North Riverside Park Mall

Easter Scavenger Egg Hunt at North Riverside Park Mall

Join North Riverside Park Mall for a safe, socially distanced event! Follow their bunny trail of clues to win an Easter basket full of goodies. Have your smartphone and favorite… Read more »

CPS Announces Employees Eligible to Sign-Up for Vaccination

CPS Announces Employees Eligible to Sign-Up for Vaccination

By: Ashmar Mandou On Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that all CPS employees, as well as vendors who regularly work in schools  — more than 52,000 people — have… Read more »

Road to Sobriety

Road to Sobriety

By: Ashmar Mandou Addiction can be quite difficult to understand for those who have never experienced it. Everyone’s experience with addiction is unique. Everyone’s reason for turning to drug or… Read more »

Barbara Jean Wright Court Secures CHA Vouchers for 160 Apartments

Barbara Jean Wright Court Secures CHA Vouchers for 160 Apartments

In an action that will help bring new ownership to the long-troubled Barbara Jean Wright Court apartment complex and ensure the preservation and improvement of affordable housing in the rapidly… Read more »

Búsqueda de Huevos de Pascua en North Riverside Park Mall

Búsqueda de Huevos de Pascua en North Riverside Park Mall

Unase a North Riverside Park Mall en un evento social, seguro y con la sana distancia! Siga su rastro de pistas del conejito para ganar una canasta de Pascua llena… Read more »

CPS Anuncia Empleados Elegibles para Registrarse para la Vacunación

CPS Anuncia Empleados Elegibles para Registrarse para la Vacunación

Por: Ashmar Mandou El miércoles, las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) anunciaron que a todos los empleados de CPS, así como a los vendedores que regularmente trabajan en las escuelas… Read more »

Camino a la Sobriedad

Camino a la Sobriedad

Por: Ashmar Mandou La adicción puede ser muy difícil de entender para quienes nunca la han experimentado. La experiencia de todos con la adición es única. La razón de todos… Read more »

Barbara Jean Wright Court Obtiene Vales de CHA para 160 Apartamentos

Barbara Jean Wright Court Obtiene Vales de CHA para 160 Apartamentos

En una acción que ayudará a traer nuevos propietarios al complejo de apartamentos Barbara Jean Wright Court, que ha tenido problemas durante mucho tiempo y garantizar la preservación y el… Read more »

Eat Up

Eat Up

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou During Chicago Restaurant Week, diners can enjoy special prix fixe menus from restaurants throughout Chicago and nearby suburbs. These multi-course meals are $25 for brunch or… Read more »

State Representatives, Senators Urge Lightfoot to Deny General Iron Permit

State Representatives, Senators Urge Lightfoot to Deny General Iron Permit

By: Ashmar Mandou A joint letter with over 20 Illinois state legislators from the Chicagoland area urged Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday to deny RMG subsidiary, General Iron’s, requested… Read more »

State Partners with Local Hospitals, Health Centers to Expand Distribution of Vaccine

State Partners with Local Hospitals, Health Centers to Expand Distribution of Vaccine

Building on existing efforts to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a new partnership with four local federally… Read more »

Chicago Park District Receives Grant to Develop Nutrition and Health Hubs in Parks

Chicago Park District Receives Grant to Develop Nutrition and Health Hubs in Parks

Chicago Park District, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has received an $80,000 grant to develop a community nutrition hub to expand access to healthy foods… Read more »

¡A Comer!

¡A Comer!

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Durante la Semana del Restaurant de Chicago, los comensales pueden disfrutar menús especiales de precio fijo de restaurantes de Chicago y suburbios cercanos. Estas comidas de… Read more »

Representantes Estatales y Senadores Instan a Lightfoot a Denegar el Permiso a General Iron

Representantes Estatales y Senadores Instan a Lightfoot a Denegar el Permiso a General Iron

Por: Ashmar Mandou Una carta conjunta con más de 20 legisladores del estado de Illinois del área de Chicago instó el miércoles a la alcaldesa de Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, a… Read more »

El Estado se Asocia con Hospitales y Centros de Salud Locales para Expandir la Distribución de Vacunas

El Estado se Asocia con Hospitales y Centros de Salud Locales para Expandir la Distribución de Vacunas

Trabajando sobre esfuerzos existentes para garantizar la distribución equitativa de la vacuna del COVID-19, el Gobernador JB Pritzker y el Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois anunciaron una nueva afiliación… Read more »

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago Recibe una Subvención para Desarrollar Centros de Nutrición y Salud en los Parques

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago Recibe una Subvención para Desarrollar Centros de Nutrición y Salud en los Parques

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago en asociación con National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), recibió un subsidio de $80,000 para desarrollar un centro de nutrición comunitario para ampliar el… Read more »

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Celebrate International Women’s Day

By: Ashmar Mandou International Women’s Day is a day to spread awareness among the community activists, organizations, and leaders fighting for women’s rights, equality, and a time to celebrate the… Read more »

Loretto Hospital to Offer Free Colon Cancer Screenings

Loretto Hospital to Offer Free Colon Cancer Screenings

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of all cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States…. Read more »

Rep. Hernandez, Town of Cicero Host COVID-19 Testing Event

Rep. Hernandez, Town of Cicero Host COVID-19 Testing Event

State Representative Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernández will host Join Lisa Hernandez for COVID-19 Testing and receive a free lunch this Saturday, March 6th at Cicero Community Park, 3400 S. Laramie. With… Read more »

Cicero District 99 Board of Education, Cicero Council Agree on In-Person Learning

Cicero District 99 Board of Education, Cicero Council Agree on In-Person Learning

On Monday, the Board of Education of Cicero District 99 (Board) and The Cicero Council, West Suburban Teachers Union, Local 571, IFT-AFT (Union) announced it has agreed on an optional… Read more »

Celebre el Día Internacional de la Mujer

Celebre el Día Internacional de la Mujer

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Día Internacional de la Mujer es un día para difundir concientización entre los activistas comunitarios, organizaciones y líderes luchando por los derechos y la equidad de… Read more »

El Hospital Loretto Ofrece Pruebas Gratis del Cáncer del Colon

El Hospital Loretto Ofrece Pruebas Gratis del Cáncer del Colon

De acuerdo a los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de las Enfermedades, de todos los cánceres que afectan tanto a hombres como a mujeres, el cáncer colorectal es… Read more »

La Rep. Hernández y el Municipio de Cicero Presentan Evento de Pruebas de COVID-19

La Rep. Hernández y el Municipio de Cicero Presentan Evento de Pruebas de COVID-19

La Representante Estatal Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernández será la anfitriona de Join Lisa Hernández para las pruebas COVID-19 recibiendo también un almuerzo gratis este sábado 6 de marzo en Cicero Community… Read more »

La Junta de Educación del Distrito 99 de Cicero y el Consejo de Cicero Acuerdan el Aprendizaje en Persona

La Junta de Educación del Distrito 99 de Cicero y el Consejo de Cicero Acuerdan el Aprendizaje en Persona

El lunes, La Junta de Educación del Distrito 99 de Cicero (La Junta) y el Consejo de Cicero, el Sindicato de Maestros West Suburban, Local 571, IFT-AFT (Sindicato) anunciaron estar… Read more »

Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching Finalists Announced

Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching Finalists Announced

Golden Apple, the leading Illinois nonprofit committed to preparing, honoring and supporting educators who advance educational opportunities for students, on Tuesday announced the 2021 finalists for the prestigious Golden Apple Awards… Read more »

Illinois Children to Receive Monthly Food Aid

Illinois Children to Receive Monthly Food Aid

Governor JB Pritzker announced that beginning next month, approximately one million children across Illinois will receive additional federally funded food benefits, valued at up to $110 million per month. Eligible… Read more »

Micro Grant Aims to Help Little Village Businesses

Micro Grant Aims to Help Little Village Businesses

By: Ashmar Mandou Businesses continue to experience hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic and while financial initiatives are in place, many entrepreneurs in communities of color are left in the lurch… Read more »

Unsung Hero: August “Augie” Sallas

Unsung Hero: August “Augie” Sallas

By: Ashmar Mandou Activist Cesar Chavez once said, “we cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…our ambitions must be broad enough to include… Read more »

Anuncian los Finalistas de los Premios Golden Apple por Excelencia en  Enseñanza

Anuncian los Finalistas de los Premios Golden Apple por Excelencia en Enseñanza

Golden Apple, la organización no lucrativa líder de Illinois, comprometida a preparar, honrar y apoyar a educadores que mejoran las oportunidades educativas para los estudiantes, anunció el martes los finalistas… Read more »

Héroe Desconocido: August “Augie” Sallas

Héroe Desconocido: August “Augie” Sallas

Por Ashmar Mandou El activista César Chávez dijo una vez, “no podemos buscar logros para nosotros y olvidarnos del progreso y prosperidad de nuestra comunidad… nuestra ambición debe ser lo… Read more »

Ideas for Outdoor Learning

Ideas for Outdoor Learning

By: Ashmar Mandou Yes, the frigid temperatures and harrowing snowfall are reasons enough to stay indoors with a cup of hot chocolate in hand, but there are fun ways to… Read more »

Safety Committee Addresses Surge in Carjackings

Safety Committee Addresses Surge in Carjackings

By: Ashmar Mandou As carjackings continue to surge across the city, the Senate Public Safety Committee hosted a hearing on Tuesday to share updates on public safety and the fears… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Chicago Volunteer Expo Sunday, Feb. 21st Hosted on Zoom Registration: www.chicagovolunteerexpo.org. At the ninth annual Chicago Volunteer Expo, you can connect with non-profit organizations from all… Read more »

Ideas para el Aprendizaje al Aire Libre

Ideas para el Aprendizaje al Aire Libre

Por Ashmar Mandou Si, las heladas temperaturas y las terribles nevadas son razón suficiente para quedarse en casa con una taza de chocolate caliente en la mano, pero hay formas… Read more »

El Comité de Seguridad Atiende el Aumento de Robo de Vehículos

El Comité de Seguridad Atiende el Aumento de Robo de Vehículos

Por: Ashmar Mandou Como el robo de vehículos continúa ocurriendo en la ciudad, el Comité de Seguridad Pública del Senado ofreció una audiencia el martes para compartir actualizaciones sobre la… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Chicago Volunteer Expo Domingo, 21 de Feb., Presentado en Zoom Inscripción: www.chicagovolunteerexpo.org En la novena exposición anual Chicago Volunteer Expo, usted puede conectarse con organizciones no… Read more »

Valentine’s Day in Chicago

Valentine’s Day in Chicago

By: Ashmar Mandou Treat yourself to some outdoor fun, a romantic dinner, or a lap around the City’s beautiful ice rink to enjoy downtown gems. Although this year is a… Read more »

President Dominick Designates Cicero Stadium as Warming Center

President Dominick Designates Cicero Stadium as Warming Center

President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board of Trustees have designated the Cicero Stadium, 1909 S. Laramie, at as a temporary Warming Center for families or individuals whose… Read more »

Former CTU President Karen Lewis Passes Away

Former CTU President Karen Lewis Passes Away

By: Ashmar Mandou Former Chicago Teachers Union President and former chemistry teacher Karen Lewis, 67, passed away on Sunday following her battle with brain cancer, a spokesperson for the family… Read more »

Latino Caucus Welcomes New Leadership

Latino Caucus Welcomes New Leadership

The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus unveils new executive leadership for the 102nd General Assembly: • State Senator Cristina Castro (22nd District), Co-Chair, • State Representative Aarón Ortíz (1st District), Co-Chair,… Read more »

Día de San Valentín en Chicago

Día de San Valentín en Chicago

Por: Ashmar Mandou Disfrute de un poco de diversión al aire libre, una comida romántica o dé una vuelta por la hermosa pista de hielo de la ciudad para disfrutar… Read more »

Fallece la Ex-Presidente de CTU Karen Lewis

Fallece la Ex-Presidente de CTU Karen Lewis

Por: Ashmar Mandou La Ex-Presidente del Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago y ex maestra de química, Karen Lewis, de 67 años, falleció el domingo tras una batalla con un cáncer… Read more »

Hilco Redevelopment Partners’ Cori Rosales Heads to Latino Caucus Leadership Academy

Hilco Redevelopment Partners’ Cori Rosales Heads to Latino Caucus Leadership Academy

Hilco Redevelopment Partners is proud to announce that Cori Rosales has been accepted to the 2021 cohort of the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus Foundation (CLCF) Leadership Academy. Founded by… Read more »

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Throughout the month of February, Sarah’s Inn’s Prevention Team and Youth Committee are working to raise awareness around the realities of teen dating violence and promoting healthy relationships by educating… Read more »

Parent Group Calls on CPS to Reopen

Parent Group Calls on CPS to Reopen

By: Ashmar Mandou As the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools continue to clash over the return of in-person learning, a new group has emerged in an effort to… Read more »

New Role, New Goal: Loretta Ivette Trevino

New Role, New Goal: Loretta Ivette Trevino

By: Ashmar Mandou Recently, The Little Village Chamber of Commerce and The Little Village Community Foundation announced the selection of Loretta Ivette Trevino as Executive Director. Trevino has garnered quite… Read more »

Cori Rosales, de Hilco Redevelopment Partners Encabeza la Academia de Liderazgo del Caucus Latino

Cori Rosales, de Hilco Redevelopment Partners Encabeza la Academia de Liderazgo del Caucus Latino

Hilco Redevelopment Partners se enorgullece en anunciar que Cori Rosales ha sido aceptado para el cohorte 2011 de la Academia de Liderazgo de la Fundación del Caucus Latino del Concilio… Read more »

Febrero es el Mes de Concientización Sobre la Violencia en el Noviazgo Entre Adolescentes

Febrero es el Mes de Concientización Sobre la Violencia en el Noviazgo Entre Adolescentes

Durante el mes de febrero, el Equipo de Prevención y el Comité Juvenil de Sarah’s Inn trabajan para concientizar sobre la realidad de la violencia del noviazgo entre adolescentes y… Read more »

Grupo de Padres pide a CPS la Reapertura

Grupo de Padres pide a CPS la Reapertura

Por: Ashmar Mandou Mientras el Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago y las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago continúan enfrentándose por el regreso al aprendizaje presencial, ha surgido un nuevo grupo, con… Read more »

Nuevo Puesto, Nueva Meta: Loretta Ivette Treviño

Nuevo Puesto, Nueva Meta: Loretta Ivette Treviño

Por: Ashmar Mandou Recientemente, La Cámara de Comercio de La Villita y la Fundación Comunitaria de La Villita anunciaron la selección de Loretta Ivette Treviño como Directora Ejecutiva. Treviño ha… Read more »

Illinois Marks Worst Year for Jobs in 2020

Illinois Marks Worst Year for Jobs in 2020

Illinois saw its worst year for jobs on record, according to analysis from the Illinois Policy Institute. Recent data shows Illinois lost 423,300 jobs in total from December 2019 to… Read more »

‘Our goal is to represent children of incarcerated parents’ -Rep. Ramirez

‘Our goal is to represent children of incarcerated parents’ -Rep. Ramirez

By: Ashmar Mandou Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton and State Representative Delia Ramirez publicly released the concluding report and recommendations from the Task Force on Children of Incarcerated Parents on Wednesday… Read more »

Rep.  García Re-Introduces the New Way Forward Act

Rep. García Re-Introduces the New Way Forward Act

By: Ashmar Mandou On Tuesday, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Karen Bass (CA-37), and 35 Members of Congress introduced the New Way Forward Act,… Read more »

Chicago Latino Film Festival Announces Annual Poster Competition Winner

Chicago Latino Film Festival Announces Annual Poster Competition Winner

The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), producer of the Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF), is proud to announce that New York-based graphic designer and marketing manager Natalia Osorio Quintero is the winner of… Read more »

Illinois Registra el Peor Año para Empleos en el 2020

Illinois Registra el Peor Año para Empleos en el 2020

Illinois vio su peor año para empleos en récord, de acuerdo a un análisis de Illinois Policy Institute. Datos recientes muestran que Illinois perdió 423,300 empleos en total de diciembre… Read more »

‘Nuestra Meta es Representar a los Hijos de Padres Encarcelados’ – Rep. Ramírez

‘Nuestra Meta es Representar a los Hijos de Padres Encarcelados’ – Rep. Ramírez

Por: Ashmar Mandou La Teniente Gobernadora Juliana Stratton y la Representante Estatal Delia Ramírez publicaron el reporte y recomendaciones concluyentes del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Hijos de Padres Encarcelados, el… Read more »

Representantes Reintroducen la Ley New Way Forward Act

Representantes Reintroducen la Ley New Way Forward Act

Por Ashmar Mandou El martes, los Representantes Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Karen Bass (CA-37) y 35 miembros del Congreso introdujeron el Acta New Way… Read more »

El Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago Anuncia el Ganador del Concurso Anual de Carteles

El Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago Anuncia el Ganador del Concurso Anual de Carteles

International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), productor del Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago (CLFF) se enorgullece en anunciar que la diseñadora gráfica y gerente de mercadeo, Natalia Osorio… Read more »

Biden Inauguration Recap

Biden Inauguration Recap

Amid an overwhelming pandemic, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States shortly before noon on Wednesday, Jan. 20th, pledging to unite the country and… Read more »

Pritzker, Preckwinkle Announce State-Run Vaccination Sites Across Cook County

Pritzker, Preckwinkle Announce State-Run Vaccination Sites Across Cook County

The City announced the locations of four state-support vaccination sites across Cook County that will begin vaccinating Illinois residents beginning this week. The sites are being stood up through support… Read more »

Medical Corner: COVID-19 Vaccination

Medical Corner: COVID-19 Vaccination

By: Ashmar Mandou There is an abundant amount of information shrouding the COVID-19 vaccination, causing a bit of confusion within the Latino community. As we reintroduce our Medical Corner segment,… Read more »

New Role, New Goal

New Role, New Goal

By: Ashmar Mandou Longtime education advocate Cristina Pacione-Zayas garnered quite the experience working with such prolific organizations as Erikson Institute, Latino Police Forum, Enlace Chicago, and The Puerto Rican Agenda… Read more »

Resumen de la Inauguración de Biden

Resumen de la Inauguración de Biden

Entre una abrumadora pandemia, Joe Biden fue juramentado como el presidente No. 46 de Estados Unidos poco antes del medio día, el miércoles, 20 de enero, prometiendo unir el país… Read more »

Pritzker y Preckwinkle Anuncian Sitios de Vacunación Administrados por el Estado el Condado de Cook

Pritzker y Preckwinkle Anuncian Sitios de Vacunación Administrados por el Estado el Condado de Cook

La Ciudad anunció los lugares de cuatro sitios de vacunación administrados por el estado en todo el Condado de Cook, que comenzarán a vacunar a los residentes de Illinois a… Read more »

Rincón Médico: Vacunación del COVID-19

Rincón Médico: Vacunación del COVID-19

Por: Ashmar Mandou Hay mucha información sobre la vacuna del COVID-19, lo que está causando confusión dentro de la comunidad latina. Al volver a introducir nuestro segmento Rincón Médico, que… Read more »

City Announces Nancy Andrade as Commissioner for Chicago Commission on Human Relations

City Announces Nancy Andrade as Commissioner for Chicago Commission on Human Relations

Earlier this week, the City announced Nancy C. Andrade as the Commissioner of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR). Andrade, who brings years of experience with the City as… Read more »

Goya Foods Delivers Aid to Venezuela

Goya Foods Delivers Aid to Venezuela

Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in The United States, delivers 220,000-pounds of food to the people of Venezuela, who continue to suffer from severe food shortages. It is… Read more »

Casa Central Appoints New Members to Its Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board

Casa Central Appoints New Members to Its Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board

Casa Central appointed 12 new members to its Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board (ELAB) on January 1, 2021. ELAB is comprised of 26 distinguished young professionals from various industries across the… Read more »

New Role, New Goal

New Role, New Goal

By: Ashmar Mandou This year brought on many exciting changes, including former state senator Iris Martinez becoming the first Latina to take the seat as Clerk of the Circuit Court… Read more »

La Ciudad Anuncia a Nancy Andrade como Comisionada de la Comisión de Relaciones Humanas de Chicago

La Ciudad Anuncia a Nancy Andrade como Comisionada de la Comisión de Relaciones Humanas de Chicago

A principios de esta semana, la Ciudad anunció a Nancy C. Andrade como Comisionada de la Comisión de Relaciones Humanas de Chicago (CCHR). Andrade, quien trae consigo años de experiencia… Read more »

Goya Foods Manda Ayuda a Venezuela

Goya Foods Manda Ayuda a Venezuela

Goya foods, la mayor compañía de alimentos propiedad de hispanos en Estados Unidos, entrega 220,000 libras de alimentos a la gente de Venezuela, quienes continúan sufriendo por severa escasez de… Read more »

Casa Central Nombra Nuevos Miembros para su Junta Auxiliar de Líderes Emergentes

Casa Central Nombra Nuevos Miembros para su Junta Auxiliar de Líderes Emergentes

Casa Central Nombró 12 nuevos miembros para su Junta Auxiliar de Líderes Emergentes (ELAB) el 1º de enero del 2021. ELAB está compuesto de 26 distinguidos profesionales jóvenes de varias… Read more »

Nuevo Puesto, Nueva Meta

Nuevo Puesto, Nueva Meta

Por: Ashmar Mandou Este año trajo muchos cambios interesantes, incluyendo el de la ex senadora estatal Iris Martínez, quien se convirtió en la primera latina en tomar el puesto de… Read more »

Pappas: “If you didn’t vote, don’t complain”

Pappas: “If you didn’t vote, don’t complain”

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas released a study which reveals the properties in Chicago and the suburbs with the largest property tax increases since 2000, dramatic examples of how the… Read more »

Food Foundry Accelerator Opens Applications for Cohort 3

Food Foundry Accelerator Opens Applications for Cohort 3

Relish Works, in partnership with Gordon Food Service and 1871, are kicking off their third cohort of Food Foundry, a growth accelerator for companies building the future of the food… Read more »

Students, Teachers Expected to Return to CPS Monday

Students, Teachers Expected to Return to CPS Monday

By: Ashmar Mandou In an open letter from Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Janice K. Jackson and Chief Education Officer LaTanya D. McDade, CPS plans to begin opening school… Read more »

New Laws Coming to Chicago

New Laws Coming to Chicago

Various City Departments and agencies are informing Chicago residents, workers and businesses of new local laws, regulations and deadlines that they should be aware of in 2021. These new laws include: the implementation… Read more »

Pappas: “Si No Votaste, No te Quejes”

Pappas: “Si No Votaste, No te Quejes”

La Tesorera del Condado de Cook, Maria Pappas, publicó un estudio que revela las propiedades en Chicago y los suburbios con el mayor aumento en impuestos de propiedad desde el… Read more »

Food Foundry Accelerator abre Solicitudes para la Cohorte 3

Food Foundry Accelerator abre Solicitudes para la Cohorte 3

Relish Works, en afiliación con Gordon Food Service y 1871, lanzan su tercer cohorte de Food Foundry, un acelerador de crecimientos para compañías que establecen el futuro de la industria… Read more »

Se Espera que Estudiantes y Maestros de CPS Regresen a las Aulas el Lunes

Se Espera que Estudiantes y Maestros de CPS Regresen a las Aulas el Lunes

Por: Ashmar Mandou En una carta abierta de la Funcionaria Ejecutiva en Jefe de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago, Janice K. Jackson y la Funcionaria de Educación en Jefe, LaTanya… Read more »

Llegan Nuevas Leyes a Chicago

Llegan Nuevas Leyes a Chicago

Varios Departamentos de la Ciudad están informando a los residentes, traajadores y empresarios de Chicago de nuevas leyes, regulaciones y fechas límites locales que tienen que tener en cuenta en… Read more »

Governor Pritzker Announces Expanded Assistance for Illinois Child Care Providers

Governor Pritzker Announces Expanded Assistance for Illinois Child Care Providers

Governor JB Pritzker announced the administration is directing additional funding to support child care providers that are part of the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) which helps low-income working families… Read more »

New Year’s Resolution Ideas

New Year’s Resolution Ideas

By: Ashmar Mandou After a year of incredible angst and fear, a fresh start in 2021 is beyond appealing. Maybe your plan in the coming year is to take it… Read more »

Violence Prevention Organizations Commit to New Goals

Violence Prevention Organizations Commit to New Goals

By: Ashmar Mandou Representatives of Communities Partnering 4 Peace, which includes organizations CP4P, READI Chicago, and Chicago CRED), held a Zoom press conference on Tuesday afternoon to tackle the increase… Read more »

Chicago Housing Authority Brings Holiday Smiles

Chicago Housing Authority Brings Holiday Smiles

Over the last several weeks, the Chicago Housing Authority helped to make a happier holiday season for thousands of its families, thanks to its sponsors and employees.  “We would like… Read more »

Joffrey Ballet Establishes New Position:

Joffrey Ballet Establishes New Position:

Abbott Academy Director at the Joffrey Academy of Dance Joffrey Board Chair Anne L. Kaplan, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Ashley Wheater MBE, and Joffrey President and Chief Executive… Read more »

Christmas in Chicago

Christmas in Chicago

By: Ashmar Mandou Celebrate Christmas with light displays and festive pop-ups around the city. Although many events are adopting to the new COVID-19 guidelines, there is still fun to be… Read more »

City Announces High Road Kitchens Program

City Announces High Road Kitchens Program

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot on Monday joined One Fair Wage to announce the creation of the High Road Kitchens Program in Chicago. Funded and administered by One Fair Wage, this $1 million program… Read more »

Joffrey Ballet Establece Nueva Posición

Joffrey Ballet Establece Nueva Posición

Director de Abbott Academy en Joffrey Academy of Dance La Directora de la Junta de Joffrey, Anne L. Kaplan, la Directora Artística Mary B. Galvin, MBE Ashley Wheater y el… Read more »

Navidad en Chicago

Navidad en Chicago

Por: Ashmar Mandou Celebre la Navidad con Exhibiciones de luces y Pop-Ups Festivos por la Ciudad. Aunque muchos eventos están adoptando las nuevas regulaciones del COVID-19, aún hay mucha diversión… Read more »

La Ciudad Anuncia el Programa de High Road Kitchens

La Ciudad Anuncia el Programa de High Road Kitchens

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot, se unió el lunes a One Fair Wage para anunciar la creación del Programa High Road Kitchens en Chicago. Patrocinado y administrado por One Fair… Read more »

Helping Children this Holiday Season

Helping Children this Holiday Season

By: Ashmar Mandou Now more than ever children across Chicagoland are in dire need of a little merriment this holiday season. So organizations far and wide are calling upon individuals… Read more »

Munoz Missing Person Law to Take Effect

Munoz Missing Person Law to Take Effect

Law enforcement agencies can face roadblocks with collecting DNA samples when trying to locate missing people, but now that process will be a bit easier thanks to a measure passed… Read more »

PepsiCo, La Casa Norte, and #IncreaseThePeace Partner for Holidays

PepsiCo, La Casa Norte, and #IncreaseThePeace Partner for Holidays

On Saturday, December 12, PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) partnered with community leaders La Casa Norte and #IncreaseThePeace to offer nutritious meals and winter care items to hundreds of community… Read more »

Relief Underway for Chicago Bars, Restaurants

Relief Underway for Chicago Bars, Restaurants

By: Ashmar Mandou Relief is underway for the hospitality industry as it was announced on Wednesday that over $11 million will be awarded in grants to over 1,000 Chicago bars,… Read more »

Ayudando a los Niños Esta Temporada Navideña

Ayudando a los Niños Esta Temporada Navideña

Por: Ashmar Mandou Ahora más que nunca los niños del área de Chicago están en urgente necesidad de tener un poco de alegría esta temporada navideña, por lo que organizaciones… Read more »

Entra en Vigencia la Ley de Muñoz Sobre Personas Desaparecidas

Entra en Vigencia la Ley de Muñoz Sobre Personas Desaparecidas

Las fuerzas del orden pueden enfrentar obstáculos para colectar muestras de DNA cuando tratan de localizar personas, pero ahora ese proceso será un poco más fácil gracias a una medida… Read more »

PepsiCo, La Casa Norte y #IncreaseThePeace se Asocian para las Fiestas

PepsiCo, La Casa Norte y #IncreaseThePeace se Asocian para las Fiestas

El sábado, 12 de diciembre, PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) se asociaron con líderes comunitarios, La Casa Norte y #IncreaseThePeace, para ofrecer comidas nutritivas y artículos de ayuda de invierno… Read more »

Alivio en Marcha para Bares y Restaurantes de Chicago

Alivio en Marcha para Bares y Restaurantes de Chicago

Por Ashmar Mandou Hay alivio en marcha para la industria hospitalaria, como anunciaron el miércoles, más de $11 millones serán otorgados en subsidios a más de 1,000 bares, restaurantes y… Read more »

Twista’s Annual Toy Drive

Twista’s Annual Toy Drive

Yes, that Chicago Hip Hop Legend! Twista has teamed up with the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Chicago Heights, Aurora and Addison for Twista’s Toy Drive. When your donations are… Read more »

Challenges of Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Challenges of Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Advance Illinois released its report, Education in a Pandemic: Learning from Illinois Students & Caregivers to Plan for the Road Ahead. The report encapsulates what Illinois’ school communities – including students, parents and caregivers – are… Read more »

City Unveils Vaccination Plans

City Unveils Vaccination Plans

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Wednesday unveiled distribution plans for the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. “The vaccine development represents… Read more »

Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda Sworn In as First Latina on the MWRD Board of Commissioners

Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda Sworn In as First Latina on the MWRD Board of Commissioners

After receiving more than 1 million votes in the General Election, Commissioner-Elect Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda was sworn in as Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Commissioner through a virtual ceremony… Read more »

Colecta Anual de Juguetes de Twista

Colecta Anual de Juguetes de Twista

Si, ¡Esa Leyenda Hip Hop de Chicago! Twista se unió a Habitat for Humanity ReStores en Chicago Heights, Aurora y Addison en la Campaña de Juguestes de Twista. Cuando tenga… Read more »

La Ciudad Revela Planes de Vacunación

La Ciudad Revela Planes de Vacunación

Por Ashmar Mandou La Alcaldesa Lightfoot y el Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago reveló la distribución de planes para la vacuna del COVID-19 cuando esté disponible. “El desarrollo de… Read more »

Retos de Aprendizaje Durante la Pandemia del COVID-19

Retos de Aprendizaje Durante la Pandemia del COVID-19

Advance Illinois publicó su reporte, Educación en una Pandemia: Aprendiendo de los Estudiantes y Cuidadores de Illinois como Planificar el Camino a Seguir. El reporte encapsula lo que las comunidades… Read more »

Eira L Corral Sepúlveda Juramentada como Primera Latina en la Junta de Comisionados de MWRD

Eira L Corral Sepúlveda Juramentada como Primera Latina en la Junta de Comisionados de MWRD

Después de recibir más de 1 millón de votos en las Eleccionens Generales, la Comisionada Electa, Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda fue juramentada como Comisionada del Distrito Metropolitano de Reclamación de… Read more »

Hope Will Be Celebrated at McDonald’s Along with Be The Match

Hope Will Be Celebrated at McDonald’s Along with Be The Match

Eight-year-old Alfredo of Humboldt Park and 15 year-old Jordan of Rogers Park are both battling threatening diagnosis – Alfredo with a rare immune disorder, and Jordan with an aggressive form… Read more »

Pritzker Administration Launches Two New Homebuyer Assistance Programs

Pritzker Administration Launches Two New Homebuyer Assistance Programs

On Tuesday, Governor JB Pritzker announced the creation of two new programs designed to help bring additional assistance to working class families and underrepresented communities of color across the State… Read more »

Fighting Against HIV Stigma

Fighting Against HIV Stigma

By: Ashmar Mandou During the month of December, health organizations around the city aim to increase HIV awareness and knowledge and speak out against the stigma that shrouds over the… Read more »

Goodman Theatre Calling On Bold, Imaginative Writers

Goodman Theatre Calling On Bold, Imaginative Writers

Calling all bold, imaginative new plays authored by artists of color for Future Labs—Goodman Theatre’s newest artistic program to develop works authored and directed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI and… Read more »

McDonald’s Celebra La Esperanza y la Compatibilidad

McDonald’s Celebra La Esperanza y la Compatibilidad

El niño de ocho años Alfredo, de Humboldt Park y el de 15 años, Jordan, de Rogers Park están ambos batallando con graves diagnósticos – Alfredo, con un raro desorden… Read more »

Luchando Contra el Estigma del VIH

Luchando Contra el Estigma del VIH

Por Ashmar Mandou Durante el mes de diciembre, las organizaciones de salud de toda la ciudad esperan aumentar la conscientización y el conocimiento del VIH y hablar contra el estigma… Read more »

Goodman Theatre Pide Escritores Audaces e Imaginativos

Goodman Theatre Pide Escritores Audaces e Imaginativos

Llamado a todas las nuevas obras audaces e imaginativas creadas por artistas de color para Future Labs, el programa artístico más reciente de Goodman Theatre para desarrollar obras escritas y… Read more »

NAMI Chicago Offers Mental Health Support

NAMI Chicago Offers Mental Health Support

NAMI Chicago and NAMI Metro Suburban announced that a grant from the State of Illinois will be allocated to expand support for faith communities in areas most impacted by the… Read more »

The Other Second Wave: COVID Stressors, Politics, and the Holidays

The Other Second Wave: COVID Stressors, Politics, and the Holidays

Holidays can be hard for everyone, whether it be relationships, not being able to spend time with family, painful memories of those we have lost, financial strain, etc. They tend… Read more »

Festive Lights, Glimmer, and Holiday Magic

Festive Lights, Glimmer, and Holiday Magic

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Nutcracker Virtual Art on theMART With the cancellation of The Joffrey Ballet’s annual engagement of Christopher Wheeldon’s critically acclaimed version of The Nutcracker in 2020, the… Read more »

El Hogar Del Niño Keeps Tradition Alive

El Hogar Del Niño Keeps Tradition Alive

The Alden Network stepped in to save what almost would have been the end of a 50-year tradition. Just a week before Thanksgiving, the Alden Network hosted a big turkey… Read more »

NAMI Chicago Ofrece Apoyo en Salud Mental

NAMI Chicago Ofrece Apoyo en Salud Mental

NAMI Chicago y NAMI Metro Suburban anunciaron que un subsidio del Estado de Illinois será ubicado para ampliar el apoyo de comunidades religiosas en las áreas más impactadas por la… Read more »

La Segunda Ola: Factores Estresantes del COVID, Política y Vacaciones

La Segunda Ola: Factores Estresantes del COVID, Política y Vacaciones

La temporada de fiestas puede ser difícil para todos, ya sea en relaciones, no poder pasar tiempo con la familia, recuerdos dolorosos de los que se han ido, dificultades financieras,… Read more »

Luces Festivas, Destellos y Magia Navideña

Luces Festivas, Destellos y Magia Navideña

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou El Cascanueces Arte Virtual en el MART Con la cancelación del compromiso anual de The Joffrey Ballet de la versión críticamente aclamada de Christopher Wheeldon de… Read more »

El Hogar del Niño Mantiene Viva la Tradición

El Hogar del Niño Mantiene Viva la Tradición

Alden Network llegó para salvar lo que podría haber sido el fin de una tradición de 50 años. Solo una semana antes del Día de Gracias, Alden Network ofreció una… Read more »

‘Tis the Season of Giving

‘Tis the Season of Giving

By: Ashmar Mandou This year brought on many challenges, however there’s never been the perfect time to support non-profit organizations that keep Chicago neighborhoods resilient. There is an array of… Read more »

The Morton Arboretum kicks off holiday season with Illumination

The Morton Arboretum kicks off holiday season with Illumination

The eighth annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum kicks off the holiday season Nov. 20 as a reimagined driving experience with new displays, drive-up concessions and a customized… Read more »

CPS to Begin In-Person Learning

CPS to Begin In-Person Learning

By: Ashmar Mandou Earlier this week, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) stated that all students will learn remotely through the end of… Read more »

Aldermen to Introduce Amendments, Ordinances to Mayor Lightfoot’s Budget

Aldermen to Introduce Amendments, Ordinances to Mayor Lightfoot’s Budget

A pool of aldermen plan to introduce a series of budget amendments and ordinances to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed 2021 budget. The package includes: a tax on Amazon and other… Read more »

Es Momento de Dar

Es Momento de Dar

Por: Ashmar Mandou Este año nos trajo muchos retos, sin embargo nunca ha sido un mejor momento para apoyar a organizaciones no lucrativas que mantienen en pie a los barrios… Read more »

Morton Artoretum Inicia la Temporada Navideña con Illuminación

Morton Artoretum Inicia la Temporada Navideña con Illuminación

El octavo evento Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum inicia la temporada navideña el 20 de noviembre, como experiencia reimaginada, con nuevas exhibiciones y una nueva banda sonora personalizada… Read more »

CPS Comenzará el Aprendizaje en Persona

CPS Comenzará el Aprendizaje en Persona

Por: Ashmar Mandou A principios de esta semana, las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) y el Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago (CDPH) declararon que todos los estudiantes aprenderán en… Read more »

Concejales Presentarán Enmiendas y Ordenanzas al Presupuesto de la Alcaldesa Lightfoot

Concejales Presentarán Enmiendas y Ordenanzas al Presupuesto de la Alcaldesa Lightfoot

Un grupo de concejales planea introducir una serie de enmiendas y ordenanzas al presupuesto del 2021 propuesto de la Alcaldesa Lori Lightfoot. El paquete incluye: un impuesto a Amazon y… Read more »

Humboldt Park Welcomes ‘The Terminal’

Humboldt Park Welcomes ‘The Terminal’

By: Ashmar Mandou City Officials joined together for formal ribbon-cutting ceremony of The Terminal, a spacious property soon to be transformed into an urban workspace campus for “creatives and innovators,”… Read more »

Election Day Recap

Election Day Recap

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Over the weekend a large crowd of supporters for projected winner U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden, according to several media outlets, and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris descended… Read more »

ComEd Connects with Latino Students Across Chicago

ComEd Connects with Latino Students Across Chicago

Last weekend, ComEd and NASA astronaut Dr. Ellen Ochoa—the world’s first Latina astronaut and the first Latina to go to space—along with Global STEM Ambassador, Jay Flores, spoke with 50 Chicagoland students… Read more »

Cicero Fire Department Expands Emergency Responses Services

Cicero Fire Department Expands Emergency Responses Services

Cicero Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi on Tuesday announced that the Fire Department will “transition to a fully integrated, all hazards agency” to expand emergency response services to the Town’s residents…. Read more »

Humboldt Park Da la Bienvenida a ‘The Terminal’

Humboldt Park Da la Bienvenida a ‘The Terminal’

Por Ashmar Mandou Funcionarios de la ciudad se unieron para la ceremonia formal del corte de cinta de The Terminal, especiosa propiedad que pronto será transformada en un campus de… Read more »

Resumen del Día de las Elecciones

Resumen del Día de las Elecciones

Pie de Foto por Ashmar Mandou El fin de semana, una gran multitud de simpatizantes para el proyectado ganador como Presidente Electo de E.U. Joe Biden, de acuerdo a varios… Read more »

ComEd se Conecta con Estudiantes Latinos en todo Chicago

ComEd se Conecta con Estudiantes Latinos en todo Chicago

El pasado fin de semana, ComEd y la astronauta de la NASA, Dra. Ellen Ochoa – primera astronauta latina y primera latina en ir al espacio – junto con el… Read more »

El Departamento de Bomberos de Cicero Amplía sus Servicios de Respuesta en Emergencias

El Departamento de Bomberos de Cicero Amplía sus Servicios de Respuesta en Emergencias

El Jefe de Bomberos de Cicero, Buscemi, anunció el martes que el Departamento de Bomberos hará la “transición a una agencia totalmente integrada y para todos los daños” para ampliar… Read more »

Peoples Gas Offers Financial Assistance Support to Customers

Peoples Gas Offers Financial Assistance Support to Customers

Peoples Gas is urging customers who are behind on their energy bills to contact us as soon as possible to avoid disconnection and arrange a payment plan and discuss additional financial… Read more »

Historic Win for Iris Martinez

Historic Win for Iris Martinez

By: Ashmar Mandou First Latina to Hold Cook County Circuit Clerk Position Democratic State Senator Iris Y. Martinez made history by becoming the first Latina elected Cook County circuit court… Read more »

Spanish Coalition for Housing to Host ‘Making Dreams Come True’ Virtual Race

Spanish Coalition for Housing to Host ‘Making Dreams Come True’ Virtual Race

By: Ashmar Mandou Spanish Coalition for Housing will celebrate its 5th Annual fundraiser, Making Dreams Come True differently this year, as the race will now go virtual. On Sunday, Nov…. Read more »

November is Adoption Awareness Month in Illinois

November is Adoption Awareness Month in Illinois

November is Adoption Awareness Month in Illinois, a time to acknowledge the thousands of families across the state that have opened their hearts and homes to children in need, promote… Read more »

Peoples Gas ofrece asistencia financiera a sus clientes

Peoples Gas ofrece asistencia financiera a sus clientes

Peoples Gas insta a los clientes que están atrasados ​​en sus facturas de energía a que se comuniquen con nosotros lo antes posible para evitar desconecciones, organizar un plan de… Read more »

Victoria Histórica para Iris Martinez

Victoria Histórica para Iris Martinez

Por: Ashmar Mandou Primera latina en ocupar el puesto de secretaria de circuito del condado de Cook La senadora estatal demócrata Iris Y. Martínez hizo historia al convertirse en la… Read more »

Spanish Coalition for Housing Auspiciará Carrera Virtual “Haciendo sus Sueños Realidad”

Spanish Coalition for Housing Auspiciará Carrera Virtual “Haciendo sus Sueños Realidad”

Por: Ashmar Mandou La Coalición Española para la Vivienda celebrará su quinto evento anual de recaudación de fondos, Making Dreams Come Reality de manera diferente este año, ya que la… Read more »

Noviembre es el mes de concientización sobre la adopción en Illinois

Noviembre es el mes de concientización sobre la adopción en Illinois

Noviembre es el Mes de Concientización sobre la Adopción en Illinois, un momento para reconocer a las miles de familias en todo el estado que han abierto sus corazones y… Read more »

Elections 2020

Elections 2020

By: Ashmar Mandou The 2020 elections are just a few days away in Illinois, and whether you have plans to do mail-in ballots, vote early, or head to the polls… Read more »

Ways to Turn Seasonal Sad Into Seasonal Glad

Ways to Turn Seasonal Sad Into Seasonal Glad

An estimated 10 million Americans struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and women are more than four times as likely as men to have it. “As a mental health issue,… Read more »

Get in the Spooky Spirit

Get in the Spooky Spirit

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Arts in the Dark The City of Chicago will be hosting a safe and spooktacular line-up of Halloweek events — costumes are encouraged, masks are required. Check out… Read more »

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Cicero Community Organizations Host Food Pantry and Free COVID-19 Testing

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Cicero Community Organizations Host Food Pantry and Free COVID-19 Testing

On Thursday, October 22, Bimbo Bakeries USA, in partnership with United Way of Metro Chicago and the Town of Cicero, hosted a food pantry and free COVID-19 testing site at… Read more »

Elecciones 2020

Elecciones 2020

Por: Ashmar Mandou Las elecciones del 2020 están a unos cuantos días en Illinois y ya sea que planee hacerlo por correo, votar temprano o ir personalmente a los lugares… Read more »

Forma de Convertir la Tristeza Estacional en Alegría Estacional

Forma de Convertir la Tristeza Estacional en Alegría Estacional

Se calcula que 10 millones de estadounidenses luchan contra el Trastorno Afectivo Estacional (SAD en inglés) y las mujeres son más de cuatro veces más propensas a padecerlo que los… Read more »

Entra al Espíritu Fantasmagórico

Entra al Espíritu Fantasmagórico

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Artes en la Oscuridad La Ciudad de Chicago ofrecerá un programa seguro y espectacular de eventos de Halloween – se recomienda usar disfraz y es requisito… Read more »

Bimbo Bakeries USA y Organizaciones Comunitarias de Cicero Organizan una Despensa de Alimentos y Pruebas Gratuitas del COVID-19

Bimbo Bakeries USA y Organizaciones Comunitarias de Cicero Organizan una Despensa de Alimentos y Pruebas Gratuitas del COVID-19

El jueves, 22 de octubre, Bimbo Bakeries USA en afiliación con United Way de Metro Chicago y el Municipio de Cicero, ofreció una despensa de alimentos y pruebas gratuitas del… Read more »

Dr. Nicole Avena Shares Tips for A Happy Halloween and Children’s Health Month this October

Dr. Nicole Avena Shares Tips for A Happy Halloween and Children’s Health Month this October

While it might be known as a “spooky” time of year, October also is Children’s Health Month, serving as a great opportunity for parents to help children implement healthy nutrition,… Read more »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Ashmar Mandou Research from The American Cancer Society has shown that smoking, drinking and obesity can all increase the risk of breast cancer. While we have all heard about… Read more »

Fighting Drug, Alcohol Dependency  in Latino Community

Fighting Drug, Alcohol Dependency in Latino Community

By: Ashmar Mandou According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), two in five Latinos struggled with illicit drugs, seven and nine struggled with alcohol use, and… Read more »

ICMC Provides Cook Country Jail Inmates In-Person Programming During Pandemic

ICMC Provides Cook Country Jail Inmates In-Person Programming During Pandemic

The International Children’s Media Center (ICMC), a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to transforming the way people of all ages use, view and engage digital devices and media, has… Read more »

La Dra. Nicole Avena Comparte Consejos para un Feliz Halloween y el Mes de la Salud Infantil este Octubre

La Dra. Nicole Avena Comparte Consejos para un Feliz Halloween y el Mes de la Salud Infantil este Octubre

Aunque puede ser conocida como una época ‘tenebrosa’ del año octubre es también el Mes de Salud Infantil, por lo que es una gran oportunidad para que los padres ayuden… Read more »

Mes de Concientización del Cáncer de Mama

Mes de Concientización del Cáncer de Mama

Por: Ashmar Mandou Investigaciones de la Sociedad Estadounidense del Cáncer han demostrado que el fumar, el beber y la obesidad pueden aumentar el riesgo del cáncer de mama. Aunque todos… Read more »

Lucha Contra la Dependencia de las Drogas y el Alcohol en la Comunidad Latina

Lucha Contra la Dependencia de las Drogas y el Alcohol en la Comunidad Latina

Por: Ashmar Mandou De acuerdo a National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDJH), dos de cada cinco latinos luchan contra las drogas ilícitas, siete y nueve luchan contra el… Read more »

ICMC Brinda Programación en Persona a los Presos de la Cárcel del Condado de Cook Durante la Pandemia

ICMC Brinda Programación en Persona a los Presos de la Cárcel del Condado de Cook Durante la Pandemia

International Children’s Media Center (ICMC) organización cultural y educativa sin fines de lucro, dedicada a transformar la forma en que gente de todas las edades utiliza, ve y actúa con… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Carmen Solano -DeCarrier

Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Carmen Solano -DeCarrier

By: Ashmar Mandou Entrepreneur Carmen Solano -DeCarrier has developed quite the altruistic reputation for herself in roles, such as overseeing the Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships, mentoring young high school… Read more »

Goodman Theatre Offers A Christmas Carol on Audio Play

Goodman Theatre Offers A Christmas Carol on Audio Play

This holiday season, as indoor performances remain suspended due to COVID-19, Goodman Theatre produces A Christmas Carol as an audio play directed by Jessica Thebus. offered free for all audiences,… Read more »

The Loretto Hospital to Offer Free Mammograms Throughout October

The Loretto Hospital to Offer Free Mammograms Throughout October

In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Loretto Hospital is offering free, 2D and 3D tomosynthesis mammograms for uninsured or underinsured residents of Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and surrounding communities… Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Public Schools Announce New Initiative to Increase Diversity of CPS Teachers

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Public Schools Announce New Initiative to Increase Diversity of CPS Teachers

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced Teach Chicago Tomorrow, an innovative plan to build a new pipeline of talented, diverse teachers by creating a structured pathway… Read more »

Mes de la Herencia Hispana En Honor a la Empresaria y Filántropa  Carmen Solano –DeCarrier

Mes de la Herencia Hispana En Honor a la Empresaria y Filántropa Carmen Solano –DeCarrier

Por: Ashmar Mandou La empresaria Carmen Solano –DeCarrier ha desarrollado una reputación bastante altruista para sí misma en roles, como supervisar las Becas Benéficas de la Casa Ronald McDonald, tutoría… Read more »

Goodman Theatre Ofrece ‘A Christmas Carol’ en Audio Play

Goodman Theatre Ofrece ‘A Christmas Carol’ en Audio Play

Esta temporada navideña, como las actuaciones en interiores siguen prohibidas debido al COVID-19, El Goodman Theatre produce A Christmas Carol como audio play, dirigido por Jessica Thebus. Gratis a todas… Read more »

El Hospital Loretto Ofrece Mamogramas Gratis Durante Octubre

El Hospital Loretto Ofrece Mamogramas Gratis Durante Octubre

En conmemoración del Mes de Concientización del Cáncer de Mama, el Hospital Loretto está ofreciendo mamogramas gratis en tomosíntesis, en 2D y 3D, para residentes de Chicago sin seguro o… Read more »

La Alcaldesa Lightfoot y las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago Anuncian Nueva Iniciativa para Aumentar la Diversidad de los Maestros de CPS

La Alcaldesa Lightfoot y las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago Anuncian Nueva Iniciativa para Aumentar la Diversidad de los Maestros de CPS

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot y las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) anunciaron Teach Chicago Tomorrow, novedoso plan para establecer una nueva línea de profesores talentosos y diversos para crear… Read more »

MHOA Celebrates Hispanics All Year Long

MHOA Celebrates Hispanics All Year Long

One of the pillars of McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operators Assocation (MHOA), is education and that is why MHOA has a strong commitment of supporting the local HACER® Scholarship Program. Since 2013,… Read more »

Preparing for Cold, Flu Season During a Pandemic

Preparing for Cold, Flu Season During a Pandemic

By: Ashmar Mandou As if living life during a pandemic wasn’t challenging enough, we now have to anticipate the arrival of autumn allergies, colds, and the flu. We know during… Read more »

New Frida Kahlo Mural Unveiled in Anticipation of ‘Frida Kahlo: Timeless’ Exhibit

New Frida Kahlo Mural Unveiled in Anticipation of ‘Frida Kahlo: Timeless’ Exhibit

Downtown Glen Ellyn is site of a new mural honoring artist Frida Kahlo. Work began Thursday, Sept. 24 on the 14-foot-high and 28-foot-wide mural gracing the wall of Olive ‘n… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring ABC 7 Chicago News Anchor Stacey Baca

Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring ABC 7 Chicago News Anchor Stacey Baca

By: Ashmar Mandou Steadfast in her resolve to highlight the achievements and contributions of the Latino community across Chicago, award-winning ABC 7 News Anchor and host of The ñ Beat… Read more »

MHOA Celebra a los Hispanos Todo el Año

MHOA Celebra a los Hispanos Todo el Año

Uno de los pilares de la Asociación de Operadores-Propietarios Hispanos de McDonald (MHOA) es la educación y por eso MHOA tiene un fuerte compromiso en apoyar el Programa de Becas… Read more »

Preparándose para la Temporada de Resfriados e Influenza Durante una Pandemia

Preparándose para la Temporada de Resfriados e Influenza Durante una Pandemia

Por Ashmar Mandou Como si vivir durante una pandemia no fuera lo bastante difícil, ahora tenemos que anticipar la llegada de alergias de otoño, los resfriados y la influenza. Sabemos… Read more »

Nuevo Mural de Frida Kahlo Presentado en Anticipación a la Exhibición ‘Frida Kahlo: Timeless’

Nuevo Mural de Frida Kahlo Presentado en Anticipación a la Exhibición ‘Frida Kahlo: Timeless’

Downtown Glen Ellyn es el sitio de un nuevo mural en honor de la artista Frida Kahlo. El trabajo comenzó el jueves, 24 de septiembre, en el mural de 14… Read more »

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana En honor a de la Presentadora de Noticias ABC7 de Chicago Stacey Baca

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana En honor a de la Presentadora de Noticias ABC7 de Chicago Stacey Baca

Por: Ashmar Mandou Firme en su determinación de destacar los logros y las contribuciones de la comunidad latina en Chicago, la premiada presentadora de noticias de ABC 7 y presentadora… Read more »

City Unveils First-Ever Violence Reduction Plan

City Unveils First-Ever Violence Reduction Plan

By: Ashmar Mandou In an effort to combat the increase in gun violence ravaging Chicago neighborhoods, the City of Chicago on Tuesday released the first-ever comprehensive “violence reduction plan” designed… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring Anna Vasquez, RN

Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring Anna Vasquez, RN

By: Ashmar Mandou During the height of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we became increasingly aware of the incredible contributions nurses have made to save lives, advance health equity, and protect… Read more »

ABC 7 Chicago Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

ABC 7 Chicago Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

ABC 7’s Windy City LIVE features Latina breast cancer survivors knitting ‘knockers’ in the Pilsen neighborhood!  What are Knitted Knockers?  They are light, soft, handmade breast prosthetics that offer comfort… Read more »

Cicero Seeks Young Latina Talks Opens Nominations for Hispanic Women, Girls to Become Speakers

Cicero Seeks Young Latina Talks Opens Nominations for Hispanic Women, Girls to Become Speakers

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Fig Factor Media Publishing will collaborate with the Town of Cicero, Morton College, and J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 to bring the national… Read more »

La Ciudad Presenta el Primer Plan de Reducción a la Violencia

La Ciudad Presenta el Primer Plan de Reducción a la Violencia

Por: Ashmar Mandou En un esfuerzo por combatir el aumento de la violencia armada que asola los vecindarios de Chicago, el martes, la Ciudad de Chicago publicó el primer “plan… Read more »

Mes de la Herencia Hispana En Honor de Anna Vásquez, RN

Mes de la Herencia Hispana En Honor de Anna Vásquez, RN

Por: Ashmar Mandou Durante el apogeo de la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19) nos volvimos cada vez más conscientes de las increíbles contribuciones que los enfermeros han hecho para salvar vidas,… Read more »

ABC 7 Chicago Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

ABC 7 Chicago Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

ABC 7’s Windy City LIVE presenta a sobrevivientes latinas de cáncer de mama tejiendo ‘tetas’ en el vecindario de Pilsen! ¿Qué son las Tetas Tejidas? Son unas prótesis del seno… Read more »

Cicero Busca Nominaciones para que Mujeres y Jóvenes Latinas se Conviertan en Oradoras en ‘Young Latina Talks’

Cicero Busca Nominaciones para que Mujeres y Jóvenes Latinas se Conviertan en Oradoras en ‘Young Latina Talks’

Para celebrar el Mes d la Herencia Hispana, Fig Factor Media Publishing colaborará con el Municipio de Cicero, Morton College y J. Sterling Morton High School, Distrito 201 para llevar… Read more »

Peoples Gas Congratulates High School STEM Student Scholars

Peoples Gas Congratulates High School STEM Student Scholars

Robot dance parties and hydraulic claws. Computer spy games. Designs for remote controls you can’t lose and tables that swing into place from the back of your couch. These are… Read more »

Representatives García, Shalala Introduce Resolution to Designate Hispanic Nurses Day

Representatives García, Shalala Introduce Resolution to Designate Hispanic Nurses Day

Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Donna Shalala (FL-27) introduced a congressional resolution to designate September 22nd as National Hispanic Nurses Day. The designation of a specific day to honor… Read more »

‘My role is to serve others’

‘My role is to serve others’

By: Ashmar Mandou During the height of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we became increasingly aware of the incredible contributions nurses have made to save lives, advance health equity, and protect… Read more »

¿Qué significa realmente el Censo 2020?

¿Qué significa realmente el Censo 2020?

La oportunidad de llenar el Censo 2020 se acaba pronto: el 30 de septiembre. Sin embargo, aunque la fecha límite se acerca, todavía existen dudas de lo que se trata… Read more »

Peoples Gas Felicita a los Estudiantes Académicos STEM de la Escuela Secundaria

Peoples Gas Felicita a los Estudiantes Académicos STEM de la Escuela Secundaria

Fiestas de baile de robots y garras hidráulicas, juegos de espionaje de computadora. Diseños para controles remotos que no se puede perder y mesas que se balancean desde el respaldo… Read more »

Los Representantes García y Shalala Presentan Resolución para Designar el Día del Enfermero Hispano

Los Representantes García y Shalala Presentan Resolución para Designar el Día del Enfermero Hispano

Los Representantes Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) y Donna Shalala (FL-27) presentaron una resolución congresional para designar el 22 de septiembre como el Día Nacional de los Enfermeros Hispanos. La designación… Read more »

‘Mi papel es servir a los demás’

‘Mi papel es servir a los demás’

Por: Ashmar Mandou Durante el apogeo de la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19) nos hemos dado cuenta cada vez más de las increíbles contribuciones que los enfermeros han hecho para salvar… Read more »

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Ashmar Mandou Hispanic Heritage Month has officially begun. This month is an opportunity for the community to showcase and raise awareness of the contributions the Hispanic community has made… Read more »

Berwyn Public Art Initiative to Hold Social Justice Mural Dedication Ceremony

Berwyn Public Art Initiative to Hold Social Justice Mural Dedication Ceremony

The Berwyn Public Art Initiative (BPAI) held a mural dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 16th for two social justice mural sites completed by Youth Crossroads, Inc., Berwyn South School District… Read more »

Attorney General Raoul Files Motion to Prevent Health Care Discrimination

Attorney General Raoul Files Motion to Prevent Health Care Discrimination

Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general to file a motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York… Read more »

Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Mes de la Herencia Hispana ha comenzado oficialmente. Este mes es la oportunidd de que la comunidad muestre y reconozca las contribuciones que la comunidad hispana… Read more »

Llena el Censo y celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Llena el Censo y celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Cada otoño, el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana nos brinda la oportunidad de rendir homenaje a las generaciones de latinos que han sido líderes de nuestras comunidades, han dejado… Read more »

La Iniciativa de Arte Público de Berwyn Tendrá la Ceremonia de Dedicación del Mural de Justicia Social

La Iniciativa de Arte Público de Berwyn Tendrá la Ceremonia de Dedicación del Mural de Justicia Social

Berwyn Public Art Initiative (BPAI) celebró la ceremonia de dedicación el miércoles, 16 de septiembre, de dos murales de justicia social completados por Youth Crossroads, Inc., Berwyn South School District… Read more »

DOH, CIC Announce Commitment for Affordable Housing

DOH, CIC Announce Commitment for Affordable Housing

The Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Marisa Novara joined the Community Investment Corporation (CIC) to announce a $330 million lending commitment from 40 banks for the acquisition and rehabilitation of… Read more »

Ald. Cardenas Introduces Ordinance Targeting Air Quality Reforms

Ald. Cardenas Introduces Ordinance Targeting Air Quality Reforms

On Wednesday, Alderman Cardenas, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection and Energy in partnership with Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced an ordinance addressing air quality through industrial zoning and permitting reforms. “I have been working hard… Read more »

Pritzker Administration Receives $36 Million in Federal Funding to Fight Opioid Crisis

Pritzker Administration Receives $36 Million in Federal Funding to Fight Opioid Crisis

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced that the state has received $36.7 million in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis. Funding expands prevention,… Read more »

Viva, Mexico

Viva, Mexico

By: Ashmar Mandou As one of the country’s biggest celebrations, Mexican Independence Day is replete with massive parades, endless cultural dishes, fireworks, traditional folk dancing, and mariachi performances and although… Read more »

DOH y CIC Anuncian Compromiso en Viviendas Económicas

DOH y CIC Anuncian Compromiso en Viviendas Económicas

La Comisionada del Departamento de la Vivienda (DOH) Marisa Novara, se unió a Community Investment Corporation (CIC) para anunciar un compromiso de préstamo de $330 millones de 40 bancos, para… Read more »

La Administración Pritzker Recibe $36 Millones en Fondos Federales para Combatir la Crisis de Opioides

La Administración Pritzker Recibe $36 Millones en Fondos Federales para Combatir la Crisis de Opioides

El Gobernador JB Pritzker y el Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Illinois (IDHS) anunciaron que el estado ha recibido $36.7 millones en fondos federales para combatir la crisis de opioides…. Read more »

¡Viva México!

¡Viva México!

Por: Ashmar Mandou Como una de las mayores celebraciones del país, El Día de la Independencia Mexicana está repleto de desfiles, un sin fin de platillos culturales, fuegos pirotécnicos, bailes… Read more »

Labor Day Weekend Fun

Labor Day Weekend Fun

By: Ashmar Mandou Celebrate the end of the summer season with boat cruises, walks at the forest preserve, movies in the park, or rooftop cocktails. Enjoy a plethora of activities… Read more »

Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Guidance for State Polling Locations

Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Guidance for State Polling Locations

In preparation for the 2020 elections, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has issued guidance to protect the safety and health of voters as they cast ballots at polling… Read more »

IDES Applying for Federal Lost Wage Assistance Funds

IDES Applying for Federal Lost Wage Assistance Funds

Despite serious concerns about the unfairness of this new federal unemployment program, especially for the lowest income workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced it has submitted its… Read more »

City of Chicago Releases 2021 Fiscal Year Budget

City of Chicago Releases 2021 Fiscal Year Budget

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot was joined by the City’s Budget Director Susie Park, Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett and Comptroller Reshma Soni released the 2021 Budget Forecast that projects… Read more »

Fin de Semana del Día del Trabajo

Fin de Semana del Día del Trabajo

Por Ashmar Mandou Celebre el fin de la temporada de verano con cruceros en bote, caminatas por la reserva forestal, cine en los parques, o cockteles en la azotea. Disfrute… Read more »

IDES Solicita Fondos Federales de Asistencia para Salarios Perdidos

IDES Solicita Fondos Federales de Asistencia para Salarios Perdidos

A pesar de las graves preocupaciones sobre la injusticia de este nuevo programa federal de desempleo, especialmente para los trabajadores de ingreso más bajo, Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)… Read more »

La Ciudad de Chicago Publica el Presupuesto del Año Fiscal 2021

La Ciudad de Chicago Publica el Presupuesto del Año Fiscal 2021

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot a quien se unió la Directora del Presupuesto de la Ciudad, Susie Park, La Funcionaria Financiera en Jefe, Jennie Huang Bennet y la Controladora Reshma… Read more »

Berwyn Public Art Initiative Hosts Art Walk

Berwyn Public Art Initiative Hosts Art Walk

The Berwyn Public Art Initiative (BPAI) will host its first Summer Art Walk in Berwyn’s Historic Depot District. The windows of businesses along the Depot District will come alive with… Read more »

Wearing Face Masks Can Adversely Affect Attitudes Towards Social Distancing, New Research Shows

Wearing Face Masks Can Adversely Affect Attitudes Towards Social Distancing, New Research Shows

Wearing face masks can adversely affect attitudes towards social distancing, a new study shows. People felt comfortable sitting or standing closer to others while wearing a mask, a team of… Read more »

COVID-19 Testing Opportunities Are Available to Cicero Residents

COVID-19 Testing Opportunities Are Available to Cicero Residents

Prism Health Labs began offering COVID-19 testing this week between 9a.m., to 1p.m. at 1845 S. Laramie Avenue. Testing is paid for through your insurance or CARES Act coverage (with… Read more »

Latino Students Lagging Behind

Latino Students Lagging Behind

By: Ashmar Mandou According to a new report by Latino Decisions, eighty-five percent of Latino parents in Illinois worry their kids are lagging behind. Recently, a pool of education leaders… Read more »

La Iniciativa de Arte Público de Berwyn Organiza Art Walk

La Iniciativa de Arte Público de Berwyn Organiza Art Walk

The Berwyn Public Art Initiative (BPAI) ofrecerá su primer Summer Art Walk en el Distrito Histórico Depot de Berwyn. Los aparadores de los comercios a lo largo del Distrito Depot… Read more »

Oportunidad de Hacerse la Prueba del COVID-19 Disponible para los Residentes de Cicero

Oportunidad de Hacerse la Prueba del COVID-19 Disponible para los Residentes de Cicero

Prism Health Labs comenzó a ofrecer la prueba del COVID-19 esta semana, de 9 a.m. a 1 p.m. en el 1845 S. Laramie Ave. La prueba es pagada por su… Read more »

Los Estudiantes Latinos Van Atrasados

Los Estudiantes Latinos Van Atrasados

Por: Ashmar Mandou De acuerdo a un nuevo reporte de Latino Decisions, ochenta y cinco por ciento de los padres latinos en Illinois están preocupados porque sus hijos están quedándose… Read more »

Pritzker Administration Extends Deadline to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

Pritzker Administration Extends Deadline to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

Governor Pritzker announced the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has extended the deadline for Illinois renters to apply for aid by one week to 12:00 p.m. on August 28th due… Read more »

Amazon to Bring Job Boost to Cicero

Amazon to Bring Job Boost to Cicero

By: Ashmar Mandou Town of Cicero President Larry Dominick announced on Wednesday that Cicero has been selected as the newest location for new Amazon facilities. “Cicero has become one of… Read more »

IDPH, Cicero Begins Mobile Testing

IDPH, Cicero Begins Mobile Testing

COVID-19 Mobile testing is available in Cicero through Illinois Department of Public Health, co-sponsored by Town President Larry Dominick and State Representative Lisa Hernandez. Anyone can be tested. You don’t… Read more »

Wicker Park Bucktown to Host End of Summer Sale

Wicker Park Bucktown to Host End of Summer Sale

The popular Wicker Park Bucktown End of Summer Sale returns for one week only, August 24-30, 2020, presented by the nonprofit Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce. Dozens of unique… Read more »

La Administración Pritzker Extiende Fecha Límite para Solicitar Ayuda de Emergencia en Rentas

La Administración Pritzker Extiende Fecha Límite para Solicitar Ayuda de Emergencia en Rentas

El Gobernador Pritzker anunció que Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) ha extendido la fecha límite para que los inquilinos de Illinois soliciten ayuda, en una semana a las 12:00 p.m…. Read more »

Amazon Lleva Impulso Laboral a Cicero

Amazon Lleva Impulso Laboral a Cicero

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Presidente del Municipio de Cicero, Larry Dominick, anunció el miércoles que Cicero ha sido seleccionado para el más reciente local de Amazon. “Cicero se ha convertido… Read more »

IDPH y Cicero Comienzan la Prueba Móvil

IDPH y Cicero Comienzan la Prueba Móvil

La prueba móvil del COVID-19 está disponible en Cicero a través del Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois, copatrocinada por el Presidente de Cicero, Larry Dominick y la Representante Estatal… Read more »

‘We Want to Make Sure Latinos Are Able to Stay in their Homes’

‘We Want to Make Sure Latinos Are Able to Stay in their Homes’

SCH Executive Director Joseph Lopez Talks Housing By: Ashmar Mandou In the height of COVID-19 several organizations across the city were reeling with the affects the pandemic had on families,… Read more »

New Project to Assess City Monuments

New Project to Assess City Monuments

By: Ashmar Mandou In response to elevated pressure over several monuments across the City of Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events… Read more »

Chicago Park District Announces Free Drive-In Movie Series in Park Locations Citywide

Chicago Park District Announces Free Drive-In Movie Series in Park Locations Citywide

The Chicago Park District, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ (DCASE) Chicago Film Office, is expanding its popular Movies in the Parks series to include… Read more »

Triton College Distributed Over 1,000 Backpacks During Annual Backpack Give Back Event

Triton College Distributed Over 1,000 Backpacks During Annual Backpack Give Back Event

Triton College held its third annual Backpack Give Back Event Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon. A collaborative effort with West40 ISC #2, and supported by college faculty and staff,… Read more »

‘Queremos Estar Seguros que los Latinos Pueden Quedrse en sus Casas’

‘Queremos Estar Seguros que los Latinos Pueden Quedrse en sus Casas’

El Director Ejecutivo de SCH Joseph López Habla Sobre la Vivienda Por: Ashmar Mandou En el apogeo del COVID-19, varias organizaciones de la ciudad se estremecían por los efectos que… Read more »

Nuevo Proyecto para Evaluar Monumentos de la Ciudad

Nuevo Proyecto para Evaluar Monumentos de la Ciudad

Por: Ashmar Mandou En respuesta a la crecida presión sobre varios monumentos de la Ciudad de Chicago, la Alcaldesa Lori Lightfoot, en conjunción con el Departamento de Asuntos Culturales y… Read more »

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago Anuncia Serie de Autocine Gratuito en los Parques de la Ciudad

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago Anuncia Serie de Autocine Gratuito en los Parques de la Ciudad

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago, en colaboración con el Departamento de Asuntos Culturales y Eventos Especiales (DCASE) Chicago Film Office, está ampliando su popular serie de Cine en los… Read more »

Triton College Distribuyó Mas de 1,000 Mochilas en el Evento Anual de Entrega de Mochilas

Triton College Distribuyó Mas de 1,000 Mochilas en el Evento Anual de Entrega de Mochilas

El Triton College sostuvo su tercer evento anual de Entrega de Mochilas el sábado, 8 de agosto del 2020, de las 10 a.m. al mediodía. Un esfuerzo colaborativo con West40ISC… Read more »

Coors Light Announces Latino Leaders for Coors Light Lider of the Year

Coors Light Announces Latino Leaders for Coors Light Lider of the Year

Coors Light announced the finalists for Coors Light Lider of the Year 2020. This group of 12 emerging Latino leaders, ages 21 – 39, were nominated by national and local… Read more »

Chicago Foundation for Women Launches COVID-19 Response Grants

Chicago Foundation for Women Launches COVID-19 Response Grants

Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) announced requests for proposals for its Response, Recovery, and Resilience Fund initial grant cycle. The grants will provide funding to eligible community-based organizations serving communities… Read more »

CPS Set for Full Remote Learning this Fall

CPS Set for Full Remote Learning this Fall

By: Ashmar Mandou Amid an onslaught of uncertainty over how the pandemic will affect the upcoming school year, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Chicago Public Schools (CPS)… Read more »

Sinai and KT’s Kids Bring Annual Camp to Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital

Sinai and KT’s Kids Bring Annual Camp to Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital

CAMP Schwab, an annual program that offers fun athletic and cultural activities for children with disabilities from across the West and South sides of Chicago, went “up top” this summer…. Read more »

Coors Light Anuncia a Líderes Latinos para el Líder de Coors Light del Año

Coors Light Anuncia a Líderes Latinos para el Líder de Coors Light del Año

Coors Light anunció a los finalistas para el Líder del Año 2020 de Coors Light. El grupo de 12 líderes latinos emergentes y quienes a través de sus palabras y… Read more »

CPS Preparadas para el Aprendizaje Remoto Completo este Otoño

CPS Preparadas para el Aprendizaje Remoto Completo este Otoño

Por Ashmar Mandou Entre el embate de la incertidumbre sobre como afectará la pandemia el próximo año escolar, el Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago (CDPH) y las Escuelas Públicas… Read more »

Sinaí y KT’s Kids Llevan el Campamento Anual a Schwab Rehabiitation Hospital

Sinaí y KT’s Kids Llevan el Campamento Anual a Schwab Rehabiitation Hospital

CAMP Schwab, programa anual que ofrece divertidas actividades atléticas y culturales para niños discapacitados de los sectores Oeste y Sur de Chicago, se lució este verano. Los niños participaron en… Read more »

Preckwinkle Announces New $5m Investment in Violence Reduction Efforts

Preckwinkle Announces New $5m Investment in Violence Reduction Efforts

This week, Cook County Board President Preckwinkle joined ASIS Entertainment Network and several community-based organizations and street outreach workers to announce $5 million in new funding to reduce violence, during… Read more »

Walgreens Chooses to Fight Cicero Face Mask Order

Walgreens Chooses to Fight Cicero Face Mask Order

Walgreens, which operates three retail store locations in the Town of Cicero, has decided to fight a Cicero Executive Order requiring essential businesses to require employees and customers to wear… Read more »

Fraud Penetrating All State Unemployment Systems, IDES Taking Steps

Fraud Penetrating All State Unemployment Systems, IDES Taking Steps

IDES has uncovered and is investigating a widespread fraud scheme that is being conducted nationwide, impacting each state’s federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) programs, implemented as a result of the… Read more »

City Reveals Project to Boost Census Numbers

City Reveals Project to Boost Census Numbers

By: Ashmar Mandou The City unveiled a new civic engagement program designed to boost Census participation on Wednesday afternoon. Entitled “Boards of Change,” the project will host an array of… Read more »

Preckwinkle anuncia una nueva inversión de $ 5 millones en esfuerzos de reducción de la violencia

Preckwinkle anuncia una nueva inversión de $ 5 millones en esfuerzos de reducción de la violencia

Esta semana, el presidente de la Junta del Condado de Cook, Preckwinkle, se unió a ASIS Entertainment Network y a varias organizaciones comunitarias y trabajadores de divulgación para anunciar $… Read more »

Walgreens elige luchar contra el orden de la máscara facial Cicero

Walgreens elige luchar contra el orden de la máscara facial Cicero

Walgreens, que opera tres tiendas minoristas en la ciudad de Cicero, ha decidido luchar contra una orden ejecutiva de Cicero que requiere que las empresas esenciales exijan que los empleados… Read more »

El fraude penetra en todos los sistemas estatales de desempleo, IDES toma medidas

El fraude penetra en todos los sistemas estatales de desempleo, IDES toma medidas

IDES ha descubierto y está investigando un esquema de fraude generalizado que se está llevando a cabo en todo el país, impactando los programas federales de Asistencia de Desempleo para… Read more »

City Council Approves New Police Reforms

City Council Approves New Police Reforms

By: Ashmar Mandou City Council approved various police reforms Wednesday afternoon that would now allow for anonymous complaints to be investigated, ending the requirement of destroying disciplinary records, preventing the… Read more »

City Reinstates COVID-19 Restrictions

City Reinstates COVID-19 Restrictions

By: Ashmar Mandou The City announced it will reinstate COVID-19 restrictions for bars, restaurants, gyms, and persona services as a precautionary move in response to a heightened number of cases… Read more »

Living Life in Limbo

Living Life in Limbo

With schools set to open in just a few weeks and numbers continuing to rise throughout the United States, parents across Chicagoland are struggling with what to do. Most schools… Read more »

Chicago City Council Latino Caucus Foundation Names New Executive Director

Chicago City Council Latino Caucus Foundation Names New Executive Director

The Chicago City Council Latino Caucus Foundation (CLCF) announced Micaela Vargas as their new Executive Director. Working alongside Chicago City Council Latino Caucus members and public and private partners, the… Read more »

La ciudad restablece las restricciones de COVID-19

La ciudad restablece las restricciones de COVID-19

Por: Ashmar Mandou La Ciudad anunció que restablecerá las restricciones de COVID-19 para bares, restaurantes, gimnasios y servicios personales como medida preventiva en respuesta a un mayor número de casos… Read more »

Viviendo la vida en el limbo

Viviendo la vida en el limbo

Con las escuelas abiertas en solo unas pocas semanas y el número sigue aumentando en todo Estados Unidos, los padres de todo Chicagoland están luchando con qué hacer. La mayoría… Read more »

Chicago City Council Latino Caucus Foundation nombra nuevo director ejecutivo

Chicago City Council Latino Caucus Foundation nombra nuevo director ejecutivo

La Fundación Latino Caucus del Consejo de la Ciudad de Chicago (CLCF) anunció a Micaela Vargas como su nueva Directora Ejecutiva. Trabajando junto a los miembros del Caucus Latino del… Read more »

Pandemic Causing Rise in Opioid Overdose

Pandemic Causing Rise in Opioid Overdose

By: Ashmar Mandou According to a health alert issued by the Chicago Department of Public Health earlier this month, there is a significant rise in opioid deaths compared to last… Read more »

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to Provide Funding for Illinois Organizations Offering COVID-19 Relief

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to Provide Funding for Illinois Organizations Offering COVID-19 Relief

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) announced it will make $7.1 million in funding available to organizations providing support services and resources to communities hit hardest by the ongoing… Read more »

MSI Summer Brain Games Program Encourages Kids to Explore the City

MSI Summer Brain Games Program Encourages Kids to Explore the City

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) is launching its ninth annual Summer Brain Games program with new ways to provide access to science learning. Summer Brain Games invites… Read more »

Completing the Census is a Social Justice Issue

Completing the Census is a Social Justice Issue

A survey recording a household’s likelihood to complete the census conducted by the U.S Census Bureau in 2018 reported that nearly a quarter of Americans said they would not complete… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Announces Expanded COVID-19 Mobile Testing Program

Gov. Pritzker Announces Expanded COVID-19 Mobile Testing Program

By: Ashmar Mandou On Wednesday during a visit to a mobile testing site at Coles Elementary School, Governor JB Pritzker announced the expansion of the state’s mobile testing operation with… Read more »

‘Taste of Chicago To-Go’

‘Taste of Chicago To-Go’

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the reimagined “Taste of Chicago To-Go” from July 8 to 12 that will still allow food lovers to enjoy one of the city’s most beloved summertime traditions. Taste of… Read more »

Villanueva Encourages Youth Employment Assistance Providers to Apply for State Grant

Villanueva Encourages Youth Employment Assistance Providers to Apply for State Grant

With young people facing high rates of unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) announced that the Illinois Youth Investment Program is extending its grant application deadline… Read more »

AMPT Chicago Introduces New Executive Director

AMPT Chicago Introduces New Executive Director

Pilsen’s ángela munguía selected to lead capacity-building support organization AMPT: Advancing Nonprofits (AMPT) announces ángela munguía as its first executive director, effective June 29. AMPT is a new, Chicago-based initiative… Read more »

“El sabor de Chicago esta Aqui”

“El sabor de Chicago esta Aqui”

El Departamento de Asuntos Culturales y Eventos Especiales (DCASE) anunció el reinventado “Taste of Chicago To-Go” del 8 al 12 de julio que aún permitirá a los amantes de la… Read more »

AMPT Chicago presenta nuevo director ejecutivo

AMPT Chicago presenta nuevo director ejecutivo

Ángela Munguía de Pilsen seleccionada para dirigir la organización de apoyo al desarrollo de capacidades AMPT: Advancing Nonprofits (AMPT) anuncia a ángela munguía como su primera directora ejecutiva, a partir… Read more »

Pappas: Cook County Property Tax Bills Are in the Mail

Pappas: Cook County Property Tax Bills Are in the Mail

Second Installment Cook County property tax bills will start to arrive in mailboxes and property owners have until October 1, 2020, to pay without any late charge, Treasurer Maria Pappas… Read more »

‘SummerDance in Place’

‘SummerDance in Place’

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the full lineup for “SummerDance in Place,” a new citywide, at-home version of the summertime tradition, Chicago SummerDance. Presented by… Read more »

McDonald’s Restaurants in Chicago Anticipate Massive Hiring this Summer

McDonald’s Restaurants in Chicago Anticipate Massive Hiring this Summer

As states and communities continue to re-open their economies, McDonald’s restaurants are expecting to hire approximately 260,000 restaurant employees nationally this summer. This comes as McDonald’s restaurants begin to welcome… Read more »

Fourth of July Fun

Fourth of July Fun

By: Ashmar Mandou The summer holidays may look a little different because of COVID-19 and social distancing, but that shouldn’t hinder you from having a festive time. Even if it’s… Read more »

Pappas: facturas de impuestos de propiedad del condado de Cook están en el correo

Pappas: facturas de impuestos de propiedad del condado de Cook están en el correo

Las facturas de impuestos a la propiedad del Condado de Cook de la segunda entrega comenzarán a llegar a los buzones y los propietarios tienen hasta el 1 de octubre… Read more »

Los restaurantes McDonald’s en Chicago Anticipan una contratación masiva este verano

Los restaurantes McDonald’s en Chicago Anticipan una contratación masiva este verano

A medida que los estados y las comunidades continúen reabriendo sus economías, los restaurantes McDonald’s esperan contratar aproximadamente 260,000 empleados de restaurantes a nivel nacional este verano. Esto sucede cuando… Read more »

Diversión del Cuatro de Julio

Diversión del Cuatro de Julio

Por: Ashmar Mandou Las vacaciones de verano pueden parecer un poco diferentes debido a COVID-19 y el distanciamiento social, pero eso no debería impedir que tengas un momento festivo. Incluso… Read more »

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Extend Relief to Utility Customers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Extend Relief to Utility Customers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, in coordination with multiple consumer groups, announced several additional benefits to assist customers with hardships they may be facing as a result of the… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of the Census?

What Are the Benefits of the Census?

In the chaos of today’s world, it can be easy for people to feel like they don’t have a voice. There’s so much noise and turmoil, it can feel like… Read more »

Latino Art Beat Wraps Up 2020 Youth Art, Film Competition

Latino Art Beat Wraps Up 2020 Youth Art, Film Competition

Due to the Covid19 worldwide pandemic arts organization have either temporarily suspended their programs or offered limited services virtually to their base. LATINO ART BEAT (LAB) despite all the inherent… Read more »

ComEd Inspiring Students

ComEd Inspiring Students

By: Ashmar Mandou As students navigate the new normal this summer, ComEd steps in to engage their attention with an array of STEM videos, virtual activities, and interactive experiments. Available… Read more »

Latino Art Beat concluye 2020 Youth Art, Film Competition

Latino Art Beat concluye 2020 Youth Art, Film Competition

Debido a la pandemia mundial COVID 19, Latino Art Beat ha suspendido temporalmente sus programas u ofrece servicios virtuales limitados prácticamente en su base. LATINO ART BEAT (LAB) a pesar… Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot Introduces Ordinance to Provide Tenant Protections

Mayor Lightfoot Introduces Ordinance to Provide Tenant Protections

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot introduced a new ordinance to provide substantive protections to tenants and minimize the number of evictions across the city due to the unprecedented COVID-19 health and… Read more »

HOPE Fair Housing Center Names Evelyn Sanguinetti New Executive Director

HOPE Fair Housing Center Names Evelyn Sanguinetti New Executive Director

Following a national search, the HOPE Fair Housing Center has named Evelyn Sanguinetti as its new executive director. Sanguinetti is the former lieutenant governor of Illinois. HOPE was established in… Read more »

City Seeks Funding from CARES Act

City Seeks Funding from CARES Act

By: Ashmar Mandou The City of Chicago is seeking the ability from the City Council Committee on Budget and Government Operations to appropriate $1.13 billion in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and… Read more »

Historic Little Village Arch Unveils BLM Banners

Historic Little Village Arch Unveils BLM Banners

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Little Village Chamber of Commerce Board joined local elected officials, business, activists, and community leaders to unveil four Black Lives Matter Banners installed and displayed on… Read more »

HOPE Fair Housing Center nombra a Evelyn Sanguinetti nueva directora ejecutiva

HOPE Fair Housing Center nombra a Evelyn Sanguinetti nueva directora ejecutiva

Tras una búsqueda nacional, el Centro de Vivienda Justa de HOPE ha nombrado a Evelyn Sanguinetti como su nueva directora ejecutiva. Sanguinetti es el ex teniente gobernador de Illinois. HOPE… Read more »

Arco histórico de Little Village Presenta Pancartas BLM

Arco histórico de Little Village Presenta Pancartas BLM

Por Ashmar Mandou La Junta de la Cámara de Comercio de Little Village se unió a funcionarios electos locales, empresas, activistas y líderes comunitarios para presentar cuatro pancartas de Black… Read more »

DCASE Announces Reimagined Summer Events

DCASE Announces Reimagined Summer Events

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced a slate of new and reimagined summer events including at-home dance parties, drive-in movies, virtual concerts and community meals… Read more »

Chicago Cares Hosts Supply Drive on South, West Neighborhoods

Chicago Cares Hosts Supply Drive on South, West Neighborhoods

Chicago Cares’ community partners on the South and West Sides organized their communities in this difficult moment as the city continues to protest police brutality. To support their work, Chicago… Read more »

City Announces ‘Chicago Resiliency Fund’

City Announces ‘Chicago Resiliency Fund’

By: Ashmar Mandou On Wednesday, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, The Resurrection Project and Open Society Foundations announced the “Chicago Resiliency Fund” – an up to $5 million cash assistance program to… Read more »

Cook County Board Announces Recovery Fund for Small Businesses, Independent Contractors

Cook County Board Announces Recovery Fund for Small Businesses, Independent Contractors

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that applications are now open for the Community Recovery Loan Fund.  Launched as part of the Bureau of Economic Development’s Community Recovery Initiative, the… Read more »

La Ciudad Anuncia el “Fondo de Recuperación de Chicago”

La Ciudad Anuncia el “Fondo de Recuperación de Chicago”

Por: Ashmar Mandou El miércoles, la alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot, The Resurrection Project y Open Society Foundations anunciaron el “Fondo de Recuperación de Chicago”, un programa de asistencia en efectivo… Read more »

HACIA, St. Augustine College to Offer Free Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

HACIA, St. Augustine College to Offer Free Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

HACIA (The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association) and St. Augustine College’s Institute for Workforce Education, offer the following Free Pre-Apprenticeship Programs, designed to help participants prepare for entrance into apprenticeship… Read more »

YMCA of Metro Chicago Announces Permanent Closures of Three Y Centers Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

YMCA of Metro Chicago Announces Permanent Closures of Three Y Centers Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago announced that it is permanently closing three of its 17 Y centers – the Leaning Tower YMCA in Niles, the Lattof YMCA in Des Plaines,… Read more »

Cicero Rallies Together to Protect Businesses

Cicero Rallies Together to Protect Businesses

By: Ashmar Mandou After days of protests over the heartrending killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, Cicero experienced a slew of vandalism and broken store front windows by… Read more »

‘Silence is Violence’

‘Silence is Violence’

hundreds march in peaceful protest in Pilsen Caption by Ashmar Mandou As thousands protest the tragic killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officers all over the City, it has… Read more »

HACIA, St. Augustine College ofrecerá programas gratuitos de pre-aprendizaje

HACIA, St. Augustine College ofrecerá programas gratuitos de pre-aprendizaje

HACIA (La Asociación Hispanoamericana de la Industria de la Construcción) y el Instituto de Educación Laboral de St. Augustine College, ofrecen los siguientes Programas de pre-aprendizaje gratuitos, diseñados para ayudar… Read more »

YMCA de Metro Chicago anuncia el cierre permanente de tres centros Y en medio de la pandemia de coronavirus (COVID-19)

YMCA de Metro Chicago anuncia el cierre permanente de tres centros Y en medio de la pandemia de coronavirus (COVID-19)

El YMCA del Metropolitan Chicago anunció que cerrará permanentemente tres de sus 17 centros Y: la YMCA de la Torre Inclinada en Niles, el YMCA de Lattof en Des Plaines… Read more »

Cicero se Une para Proteger a los Negocios

Cicero se Une para Proteger a los Negocios

Por: Ashmar Mandou Después de días de protestas por el desgarrador asesinato de George Floyd por parte de los agentes de policía de Minneapolis, Cicero experimentó una gran cantidad de… Read more »

Tracing Cases in Chicago

Tracing Cases in Chicago

By: Ashmar Mandou As the City of Chicago commits to reopening more businesses in the coming weeks, the Chicago Department of Public Health announced its plan to expand contact tracing… Read more »

City on Track to Begin Reopening in Early June

City on Track to Begin Reopening in Early June

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), industry leaders, labor leaders, and public officials from around Chicago, released industry-specific guidelines for businesses, employees,… Read more »

CDPH Announces Expansion Mental Health Support

CDPH Announces Expansion Mental Health Support

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a package of mental health supports for Chicago residents who may be facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has… Read more »

Illinois General Assembly Provides Over $90 Million in Key Relief to Address Disparities

Illinois General Assembly Provides Over $90 Million in Key Relief to Address Disparities

Courtesy of Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights The Illinois General Assembly has concluded its special session to pass a state budget and address the COVID-19 pandemic.  As part… Read more »

Seguimiento de casos en Chicago

Seguimiento de casos en Chicago

Por: Ashmar Mandou A medida que la Ciudad de Chicago se compromete a reabrir más negocios en las próximas semanas, el Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago anunció su plan… Read more »

ICJIA Announces $31.5 Million in Grant Opportunities to Support the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program

ICJIA Announces $31.5 Million in Grant Opportunities to Support the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) announced two funding opportunities to support Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) programming in historically underserved communities across Illinois. Grants are available for community… Read more »

Celebrating Puerto Rican Culture and Community with the Puerto Rican Festival of Chicago

Celebrating Puerto Rican Culture and Community with the Puerto Rican Festival of Chicago

Courtesy of Puerto Rican Festival of Chicago It was announced last week that Cook County has surpassed Queens, New York for the most cases of COVID-19 in the entire nation…. Read more »

Virtual Mole de Mayo Goes Live

Virtual Mole de Mayo Goes Live

Pilsen-based nonprofit, Economic Strategies Development Corporation (ESDC) announces its livestream music performance lineup and list of participating local restaurants featuring their specialty mole dish at this year’s Virtual Mole de… Read more »

Fun Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day at Home

Fun Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day at Home

By: Ashmar Mandou Although our plans may be different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still an abundant of ways to enjoy Memorial Day with your family… Read more »

Celebrando la cultura y la comunidad puertorriqueña con el Festival Puertorriqueño de Chicago

Celebrando la cultura y la comunidad puertorriqueña con el Festival Puertorriqueño de Chicago

Cortesía del Festival Puertorriqueño de Chicago. La semana pasada se anunció que el Condado de Cook ha superado a Queens, Nueva York, en la mayoría de los casos de COVID-19… Read more »

Formas Divertidas de Celebrar el Día de los Caídos en Casa

Formas Divertidas de Celebrar el Día de los Caídos en Casa

Por: Ashmar Mandou Aunque nuestros planes pueden ser diferentes este año debido a la pandemia de coronavirus, todavía hay muchas maneras de disfrutar el Día de los Caídos con su… Read more »

Lightfoot, BACP Announce Rules for Third-Party Food Delivery

Lightfoot, BACP Announce Rules for Third-Party Food Delivery

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno announced new rules for third-party food delivery companies to increase transparency and fair competition. Effective Friday,… Read more »

Self-Care Starts With Self-Worth: Simple Steps to Maintain Mental and Emotional Equanimity

Self-Care Starts With Self-Worth: Simple Steps to Maintain Mental and Emotional Equanimity

“How we take care of ourselves directly correlates to the way we value ourselves, our self-worth,” says Anne Ockene Boudreau, author of the new book, “A Human Mosaic: Heal, Renew,… Read more »

Coping Amid COVID-19

Coping Amid COVID-19

By: Ashmar Mandou A recent mental health poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that “nearly 45 percent of adults across the United States say that worry and stress related… Read more »

Free Mask Drive Thru

Free Mask Drive Thru

Berwyn Township Assessor David Avila will join Alderman Rafael Avila, Alderman Scott Lennon, Berwyn Census 2020 and Educational Giving Tree to host a free mask drive-thru giveaway in order to keep… Read more »

Lightfoot, BACP Anuncian Reglas para la Entrega de Alimentos de Terceras Personas

Lightfoot, BACP Anuncian Reglas para la Entrega de Alimentos de Terceras Personas

La alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot y la comisionada del Departamento de Asuntos Comerciales y Protección del Consumidor (BACP) Rosa Escareno anunciaron nuevas reglas para las empresas de entrega de alimentos… Read more »

Lidiando en Medio de COVID-19

Lidiando en Medio de COVID-19

Por: Ashmar Mandou Una encuesta reciente de salud mental realizada por la Kaiser Family Foundation encontró que “casi el 45 por ciento de los adultos en los Estados Unidos dicen… Read more »

Teachers Will Get Credit for Remote Learning Transition

Teachers Will Get Credit for Remote Learning Transition

The Illinois Education Association (IEA) announced in a video on Facebook on Tuesday that teachers and paraprofessionals can earn Professional Development clock hours for time spent transitioning from in-person learning… Read more »

COVID-19 Underscores Why Vulnerable Communities Must Complete the Census

COVID-19 Underscores Why Vulnerable Communities Must Complete the Census

Cook County’s mission is to ensure that communities across the county are responding to the 2020 Census not despite, but rather because of the global pandemic that is COVID-19.  Forty… Read more »

‘It’s Going to Be Challenging, But I’m Looking Forward to Bringing on Changes’ – Cook County Commissioner Frank Aguilar

‘It’s Going to Be Challenging, But I’m Looking Forward to Bringing on Changes’ – Cook County Commissioner Frank Aguilar

By: Ashmar Mandou Former state representative and longtime Mexican activist Frank Aguilar was recently voted to serve as the successor to Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski (16th District), who resigned… Read more »

Cicero Files Lawsuit Against City View, Illinois Dept. of Public Health and Gov. Pritzker

Cicero Files Lawsuit Against City View, Illinois Dept. of Public Health and Gov. Pritzker

By: Ashmar Mandou Amid reports of COVID-19 afflicting two nursing homes in Cicero, on Friday Town President Larry Dominick filed a lawsuit condemning City View Multicare Center of “negligent failures”… Read more »

Los Maestros Obtendrán Crédito por la Transición de Aprendizaje Remoto

Los Maestros Obtendrán Crédito por la Transición de Aprendizaje Remoto

La Asociación de Educación de Illinois (IEA) anunció en un video en Facebook el martes que los maestros y paraprofesionales pueden ganar horas de desarrollo profesional por el tiempo dedicado… Read more »

‘Va a Ser Desafiante, pero Estoy Listo para Traer Cambios “Comisionado del Condado de Cook Frank Aguilar

‘Va a Ser Desafiante, pero Estoy Listo para Traer Cambios “Comisionado del Condado de Cook Frank Aguilar

Por: Ashmar Mandou Frank Aguilar, ex representante estatal y activista mexicano desde hace mucho tiempo, fue seleccionado recientemente para ser el sucesor del comisionado del condado de Cook, Jeffrey Tobolski… Read more »

Cicero Presenta Demanda Contra City View, Illinois Departamento de Salud Pública y al Gobernador Pritzker

Cicero Presenta Demanda Contra City View, Illinois Departamento de Salud Pública y al Gobernador Pritzker

Por: Ashmar Mandou En medio de informes de COVID-19 que afectan a dos asilos de ancianos en Cicero, el viernes, el presidente Larry Dominick presentó una demanda condenando a City… Read more »

The Mom Project Launches $500K ‘Stronger Together’ Fund to Keep Moms Working

The Mom Project Launches $500K ‘Stronger Together’ Fund to Keep Moms Working

The Mom Project, the leading career destination for moms, announced a special program that will fund $500,000 in grants to boost employment and support businesses amidst the economic turbulence caused… Read more »

City Announces Housing Solidarity Pledge

City Announces Housing Solidarity Pledge

By: Ashmar Mandou On Wednesday, the City of Chicago joined the Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Marisa Novara and Chicago’s housing lenders and landlord associations to announce the Chicago Housing… Read more »

City Partners with Airbnb to Help Victims Fleeing Violence

City Partners with Airbnb to Help Victims Fleeing Violence

The City of Chicago announced a new partnership with Airbnb to support residents fleeing violence during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Airbnb has worked through its hotel partners to… Read more »

CDPH Release Test Results Collected at Former Crawford Generating Station

CDPH Release Test Results Collected at Former Crawford Generating Station

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, Allison Arwady, M.D., in releasing validated test results from samples taken to monitor environmental impact from the… Read more »

The Mom Project lanza un fondo de $ 500K “Más fuertes juntos” para mantener a las madres trabajando

The Mom Project lanza un fondo de $ 500K “Más fuertes juntos” para mantener a las madres trabajando

The Mom Project, anunció un programa especial que financiará $ 500,000 en subvenciones para impulsar el empleo y apoyar a las empresas en medio de la turbulencia económica causada por… Read more »

La Ciudad Anuncia la Promesa de Solidaridad de Vivienda

La Ciudad Anuncia la Promesa de Solidaridad de Vivienda

Por: Ashmar Mandou El miércoles, la ciudad de Chicago se unió a la comisionada del Departamento de Vivienda (DOH), Marisa Novara, y a los prestamistas de vivienda y las asociaciones… Read more »

Resultados de la prueba de lanzamiento de CDPH recopilados en Antigua estación generadora de Crawford

Resultados de la prueba de lanzamiento de CDPH recopilados en Antigua estación generadora de Crawford

La alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot se unió al comisionado del Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago, Allison Arwady, MD, en la publicación de resultados de pruebas validadas de muestras tomadas… Read more »

Cook County Assessor’s Office Announces Changes to Assessments and Appeals Due to COVID-19

Cook County Assessor’s Office Announces Changes to Assessments and Appeals Due to COVID-19

The Cook County Assessor’s Office announced updated information about its plans to reassess the southern and western suburbs of Cook County and adjust property values in the northern suburbs and… Read more »

Pritzker Administration Releases WI-FI Hotspot Map to Support Students

Pritzker Administration Releases WI-FI Hotspot Map to Support Students

Illinois state agencies released a Wi-Fi hotspot map to help students across the state who lack internet access in their homes. The effort was spearheaded by the Illinois Board of… Read more »

Latino Caucus Calling for Mortgage, Rent Relief

Latino Caucus Calling for Mortgage, Rent Relief

By: Ashmar Mandou The Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Caucus alongside the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus mutually reinforced on Monday their support for two measures designed to provide relief… Read more »

Mexican American Activist, Former State Legislator Frank Aguilar Named to Succeed Tobolski

Mexican American Activist, Former State Legislator Frank Aguilar Named to Succeed Tobolski

Democratic Committeemen in the 16th Cook County Board District last Wednesday voted to name Frank J. Aguilar, a former state representative and activist in the Mexican American community, to serve… Read more »

Caucus Latino Pide Apoyo en Hipotecas y Rentas

Caucus Latino Pide Apoyo en Hipotecas y Rentas

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Caucus de Reforma Progresiva del Consejo de la Ciudad de Chicago junto con el Caucus Latino del Consejo de la Ciudad de Chicago reforzaron mutuamente el… Read more »

Activista Mexicoamericano, Ex legislador Estatal Frank Aguilar Nombrado para Reemplazar aTobolski

Activista Mexicoamericano, Ex legislador Estatal Frank Aguilar Nombrado para Reemplazar aTobolski

Los miembros del Comité Demócrata en el Distrito 16 de la Junta del Condado de Cook votaron el miércoles pasado para nombrar a Frank J. Aguilar, un ex representante estatal… Read more »

Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas Contribute Funding to Service Organizations in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas Contribute Funding to Service Organizations in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas will contribute more than $1 million in funding, as well as personal protective equipment, to help 42 community organizations across the region provide vital… Read more »

‘We cannot become invisible’

‘We cannot become invisible’

By: Ashmar Mandou On the heels of emerging COVID-19 data collected by the Enigma Forensics from the Illinois Department of Public Health showcasing the disproportionate impact of the virus on… Read more »

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Illinois, and to increase awareness the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services released a new public service announcement highlighting simple things everyone… Read more »

Professor Points Out Behaviors to Adapt as Society Battles COVID-19

Professor Points Out Behaviors to Adapt as Society Battles COVID-19

As society digs into its battle against COVID-19, a health researcher at Ball State University recommends behaviors that to adapt as soon as possible to avoid illness. “Our society is… Read more »

“No podemos volvernos invisibles”

“No podemos volvernos invisibles”

Por: Ashmar Mandou Tras los datos emergentes de COVID-19 recopilados por Enigma Forensics del Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois que muestran el impacto desproporcionado del virus en la comunidad… Read more »

La Casa Norte Continues to Serve Chicago’s Most Vulnerable Populations

La Casa Norte Continues to Serve Chicago’s Most Vulnerable Populations

At the request of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, La Casa Norte has created an additional 50 overnight beds for youth confronting homelessness. Their overnight beds and… Read more »

Illinois SNAP Recipients Will Begin Receiving Maximum Benefit

Illinois SNAP Recipients Will Begin Receiving Maximum Benefit

The Illinois Department of Human Services announced on Tuesday that more than 450,000 Illinois households will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits beginning this week. All who are… Read more »

City Signs Order to Protect Immigrant, Refugee Communities During COVID-19

City Signs Order to Protect Immigrant, Refugee Communities During COVID-19

By: Ashmar Mandou On Tuesday, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot signed an executive order guaranteeing that all benefits and services provided or administered by the City of Chicago are available to… Read more »

Cook County Commissioner Anaya Demands Action from Cook County Jail

Cook County Commissioner Anaya Demands Action from Cook County Jail

Courtesy of Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya As of today, the first death of a Cook County Jail detainee has been reported along with a combined total of nearly 300… Read more »

La Casa Norte continúa sirviendo a las poblaciones más vulnerables de Chicago

La Casa Norte continúa sirviendo a las poblaciones más vulnerables de Chicago

A pedido del Departamento de Servicios para Niños y Familias de Illinois, La Casa Norte ha creado 50 camas adicionales durante la noche para los jóvenes que se enfrentan sin… Read more »

La Ciudad Firma una Orden para Proteger a las Comunidades de Inmigrantes y Refugiados Durante COVID-19

La Ciudad Firma una Orden para Proteger a las Comunidades de Inmigrantes y Refugiados Durante COVID-19

Por: Ashmar Mandou El martes, el alcalde Lori E. Lightfoot firmó una orden ejecutiva que garantiza que todos los beneficios y servicios proporcionados o administrados por la ciudad de Chicago… Read more »

Cook County Announces National Census Awareness Week

Cook County Announces National Census Awareness Week

The Cook County Complete Count Commission has designated the week of March 30 through April 3 Census Awareness Week.  The Cook County Complete Count Census Commission’s Program Administrator, The William… Read more »

Maria Pappas Launches Animated Iguana and Song to Ease Concerns of Children During Coronavirus Scare

Maria Pappas Launches Animated Iguana and Song to Ease Concerns of Children During Coronavirus Scare

At a time when children may need the comfort that only a pet can provide, an electronic iguana might be the perfect answer, says Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas. The… Read more »

Funding Underway for Local Entrepreneurs

Funding Underway for Local Entrepreneurs

By: Ashmar Mandou During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin, the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and other private sponsors… Read more »

Exelon, COMED Donate $2 million to Illinois Covid-19 Response Fund

Exelon, COMED Donate $2 million to Illinois Covid-19 Response Fund

The Exelon Foundation, along with ComEd and Exelon Generation, announced a $2 million donation to the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to help Illinois residents impacted by the pandemic. This donation… Read more »

Fondos en Marcha para Empresarios Locales

Fondos en Marcha para Empresarios Locales

Por: Ashmar Mandou Durante una conferencia de prensa el martes por la tarde, la alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot, la tesorera Melissa Conyears-Ervin, el Departamento de Asuntos Comerciales y Protección del… Read more »

Exelon, COMED Done $ 2 millones al Fondo de Respuesta Covid-19 de Illinois

Exelon, COMED Done $ 2 millones al Fondo de Respuesta Covid-19 de Illinois

La Fundación Exelon, junto con ComEd y Exelon Generation, anunciaron una donación de $ 2 millones al Fondo de Respuesta COVID-19 de Illinois para ayudar a los residentes de Illinois… Read more »

While Your Children Are at Home

While Your Children Are at Home

By: Nina Dueñas, Sr. Vice President of Children’s Programs, El Valor You and your children are now adjusting to a new way of living. Like all change, it takes a… Read more »

‘Don’t let this take over your psyche, we are in this together’

‘Don’t let this take over your psyche, we are in this together’

By: Ashmar Mandou As Chicagoans continue to face increasing challenges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, several measures have been put in place in the last week that have caused an… Read more »

City Warns Against Consumer Fraud Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

City Warns Against Consumer Fraud Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

By: Ashmar Mandou The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno on Wednesday announced guidance for Chicago’s residents to be aware of and avoid consumer… Read more »

What Latinos Should Know About 2020 Census

What Latinos Should Know About 2020 Census

By: Ashmar Mandou Are Census Counts Accurate When It Comes to Latinos? The Census often undercounts certain hard-to-reach populations. These include rural communities, communities of color, immigrants, young children and… Read more »

‘No dejes que esto se apodere de tu psique, estamos juntos en esto’

‘No dejes que esto se apodere de tu psique, estamos juntos en esto’

Por: Ashmar Mandou A medida que los habitantes de Chicago continúan enfrentando desafíos cada vez mayores durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), se han implementado varias medidas en la última… Read more »

Lo que los Latinos Deben Saber Sobre el Censo 2020

Lo que los Latinos Deben Saber Sobre el Censo 2020

Por Ashmar Mandou ¿Son exactos los recuentos del censo cuando se trata de latinos? El censo a menudo no cuenta ciertas poblaciones de difícil acceso. Estos incluyen comunidades rurales, comunidades… Read more »

City Announces Temporary Suspension of Debt Collection

City Announces Temporary Suspension of Debt Collection

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot Wednesday announced that the City of Chicago will be temporarily suspending debt collection practices and non-safety related citations and impounds, as well as penalties for late payment. This… Read more »

Social Distancing Tips: Ways to Stay Both Sane and Safe

Social Distancing Tips: Ways to Stay Both Sane and Safe

By: Ashmar Mandou Practicing social distancing to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic may sound scary or impossible to do, but there are ways to appropriately handle the process. The Centers for… Read more »

Social Distancing Executive Order for Cook County Employees

Social Distancing Executive Order for Cook County Employees

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued an executive order limiting public access to County facilities and reducing the number of employees in Offices Under the President required to work… Read more »

ComEd Taking Steps to Support Customers

ComEd Taking Steps to Support Customers

In coordination with work being led by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to protect Illinoisans, ComEd is taking action to… Read more »

La Ciudad Anuncia la Suspensión Tamporal del Cobro de Deudas

La Ciudad Anuncia la Suspensión Tamporal del Cobro de Deudas

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot anunció el miércoles que la Ciudad de Chicago suspenderá temporalmente las prácticas de cobro de deudas y las multas y confiscaciones no relacionadas con la… Read more »

Orden Ejecutiva de Distanciamiento Social para Empleados del Condado de Cook

Orden Ejecutiva de Distanciamiento Social para Empleados del Condado de Cook

La Presidente de la Junta del Condado de Cook, Toni Preckwinkle, expidió una orden ejecutiva limitando el acceso al público a la instalaciones del Condado y reduciendo el número de… Read more »

ComEd Toma Medidas para Apoyar a sus Clientes

ComEd Toma Medidas para Apoyar a sus Clientes

En coordinación con el trabajo conducido por el Gob. de Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, la Alcaldesa de Chicago Lori Lightfoot y la Presidente de la Junta del Condado de Cook, Toni… Read more »

City Nominates New CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority

City Nominates New CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced the nomination of Tracey Scott to serve as CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA).  As CEO, Scott will leverage her more than two decades of… Read more »

Clarity Clinic: Coronavirus Fears and What You Can Do to Calm Them

Clarity Clinic: Coronavirus Fears and What You Can Do to Calm Them

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, so does the fear. Here in the United States, people are rushing to buy supplies. Face masks, hand sanitizer, toiletries and… Read more »

City of Chicago Cancels St. Patrick’s Day Parades

City of Chicago Cancels St. Patrick’s Day Parades

By: Ashmar Mandou City and State officials joined the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) on Wednesday announced the City will postpone… Read more »

What You Need to Know About 2020 Census

What You Need to Know About 2020 Census

By: Ashmar Mandou The first documents of the 2020 Census will start hitting mailboxes this week. In anticipation of the form, we have gathered up general questions most people have… Read more »

La Ciudad Nomina Nuevo CEO de la Autoridad de la Vivienda de Chicago

La Ciudad Nomina Nuevo CEO de la Autoridad de la Vivienda de Chicago

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot anunció la nominación de Tracy Scott para fungir como CEO de Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Como CEO, Scott aprovechará sus más de dos décadas de… Read more »

Clarity Clinic: Miedo al Coronavirus y qué Hacer para Calmarlo

Clarity Clinic: Miedo al Coronavirus y qué Hacer para Calmarlo

Según el coronavirus continúa extendiéndose por todo el mundo, de la misma forma crece el miedo. Aquí en Estados Unidos la gente se apresura a comprar suministros. Mascarillas, desinfectante de… Read more »

La Ciudad de Chicago Cancela los Desfiles del Día de San Patricio

La Ciudad de Chicago Cancela los Desfiles del Día de San Patricio

Por: Ashmar Mandou Funcionarios de la Ciudad y el Estado se unieron al Departamento de Salud Pública (CDPH) y a la Oficina de Gestión de Emergencias y Comunicaciones (OEMC) el… Read more »

Lo Que Necesitas Saber Sobre el Censo del 2020

Lo Que Necesitas Saber Sobre el Censo del 2020

Por: Ashmar Mandou Los primeros documentos del Censo del 2020 empezarán a llegar a los buzones esta semana. En anticipación de esto hemos reunidos preguntas generales que la mayoría de… Read more »

New Report: Cavities and Obesity Key Issues Affecting Illinois Children

New Report: Cavities and Obesity Key Issues Affecting Illinois Children

By: Ashmar Mandou The Illinois Department of Public Health, last week released the “2018-2019 Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth” study, which specifies that tooth decay and obesity continue to pose significant… Read more »

Brighton Park to Construct New Community Center

Brighton Park to Construct New Community Center

By: Ashmar Mandou The Brighton Park Neighborhood Council announced their plans to construct a new multi-service community center during a press conference on Monday. The community center will become a… Read more »

Early Voting for Presidential Primary Begins

Early Voting for Presidential Primary Begins

Early Voting for the March 17 Presidential Primary Election began on Monday, with Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough and the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners kicking things off with… Read more »

‘It’s our time’

‘It’s our time’

By: Ashmar Mandou Despite running on vapors, Judge Sandra Ramos is knocking on every day, visiting every church with great fervor to generate support for her run to become the… Read more »

Nuevo Reporte: Caries y Obesidad, Problemas Clave que Afectan a los Niños de Illinois

Nuevo Reporte: Caries y Obesidad, Problemas Clave que Afectan a los Niños de Illinois

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois, publicó la semana pasada el estudio “2018-2019 Sonrisas Saludables, Crecimiento Saludable”, que especifica que los dientes con caries y la… Read more »

Brighton Park Construye Nuevo Centro Comunitario

Brighton Park Construye Nuevo Centro Comunitario

Por: Ashmar Mandou Brighton Park Neighborhoor Council anunció sus planes de construir un nuevo centro comunitario de servicios múltiples durante una conferencia de prensa el lunes. El centro comunitario será… Read more »

Comienza la Votación Presidencial Temprana

Comienza la Votación Presidencial Temprana

La votación temprana para las Elecciones Presidenciales Primarias del 17 de marzo comenzó el lunes, con la secretaria del Condado de Cook, Karen A. Yarbrough, y la Junta de Comisionados… Read more »

‘Es Nuestro Tiempo’

‘Es Nuestro Tiempo’

Por: Ashmar Mandou A pesar d todo, la Juez Sandra Ramos toca a todas las puertas y visita todas las iglesias con gran fervor para generar apoyo para su carrera… Read more »

‘More industry in Little Village and no plan in sight’

‘More industry in Little Village and no plan in sight’

By: Ashmar Mandou On Wednesday, the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization held a press conference to discuss the one-year mark of the release of the Little Village Industrial Corridor Modernization… Read more »

City of Chicago Grants Funds to Boost Census Participation

City of Chicago Grants Funds to Boost Census Participation

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced $700,000 in grant funding for 32 community-based organizations to support the City’s efforts in educating and engaging residents about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. The City… Read more »

Justice Reyes Historic Journey to Become First Latino on Illinois Supreme Court

Justice Reyes Historic Journey to Become First Latino on Illinois Supreme Court

By: Ashmar Mandou A trailblazer in every sense of the word. Justice Jesse Reyes, who is the first Latino elected to the Illinois Appellate Court, is not unfamiliar with generating… Read more »

Cicero’s Disabilities Program Aims to Provide Assistance to Those Seeking Guidance

Cicero’s Disabilities Program Aims to Provide Assistance to Those Seeking Guidance

Among the many initiatives launched by Town President Larry Dominick following his election in 2005 is the town’s programs to provide jobs and expanded services to the town’s developmentally disabled… Read more »

‘Más Industria en La Villita y no Hay Plan a la Vista’

‘Más Industria en La Villita y no Hay Plan a la Vista’

Por: Ashmar Mandou El miércoles, la Organización Justicia Ambiental de La Villita sostuvo una conferencia de prensa para discutir un año de la publicación del Plan de Modernización del Corredor… Read more »

La Ciudad de Chicago Concede Fondos para Impulsar la Participación en el Censo

La Ciudad de Chicago Concede Fondos para Impulsar la Participación en el Censo

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot anunció $700,000 en fondos de subsidio destinados a 32 organizaciones comunitarias para apoyar los esfuerzos de la Ciudad para educar y comprometer a los residentes… Read more »

Viaje Histórico del Juez Reyes para Convertirse en el Primer Latino en la Corte Suprema de Illinois

Viaje Histórico del Juez Reyes para Convertirse en el Primer Latino en la Corte Suprema de Illinois

Por Ashmar Mandou Un pionero en todo el sentido de la palabra, el Juez Jesse Reyes, primer latino elegido para la Corte de Apelaciones de Illinois, conocido por generar espacio… Read more »

El Programa de Discapacidades de Cicero Tiene Como Objetivo Ayudar a Quienes Buscan Orientación

El Programa de Discapacidades de Cicero Tiene Como Objetivo Ayudar a Quienes Buscan Orientación

Entre las muchas iniciativas lanzadas por el Presidente de Cicero, Larry Dominick, tras su elección en el 2005, está el programa de brindar empleos y ampliar servicios a los ciudadanos… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Ice Skating in Millennium Park Millennium Park Through March 8th Skate under the Chicago skyline at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park. Admission to… Read more »

Ramova Theater in Bridgeport to Receive TIF Support

Ramova Theater in Bridgeport to Receive TIF Support

By: Ashmar Mandou Bridgeport’s long-vacant Ramova Theater would be rehabilitated as part of a $22.9 million entertainment and dining complex through a financial proposal introduced to City Council Wednesday by… Read more »

‘Serving my community is my passion’

‘Serving my community is my passion’

By: Ashmar Mandou According to the Point in Time, (PIT), in January of 2017, nearly 6,000 people were identified as homeless in Chicago, a topic newly selected executive director Jose… Read more »

‘We repudiate this campaign of intimidation’

‘We repudiate this campaign of intimidation’

By: Ashmar Mandou A pool of elected officials gathered Tuesday morning at the National Museum of Mexican Art to denounce President Trump’s recent announcement of increased agents deploying to ten… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Patinaje Sobre Hielo en el Millennium Park Millennium Park De ahora al 8 de marzo Patine bajo el cielo de Chicago en la Pista de hielo… Read more »

El Teatro Ramova de Bridgeport Recibe Apoyo TIF

El Teatro Ramova de Bridgeport Recibe Apoyo TIF

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Teatro Ramova, de Bridgeport, vacante por mucho tiempo, se rehabilitaría como parte de un complejo de entretenimiento y gastronomía de $ 22.9 millones a través de… Read more »

‘Servir a mi Comunidad es mi Pasión’

‘Servir a mi Comunidad es mi Pasión’

Por: Ashmar Mandou De acuerdo a Point in Time, (PIT), en enero del 2017, cerca de 6,000 personas fueron identificadas como desamparadas en Chicago, tema recién seleccionado por el director… Read more »

‘Repudiamos Esta Campaña de Intimidación’

‘Repudiamos Esta Campaña de Intimidación’

Por: Ashmar Mandou Un grupo de oficiales electos se reunieron el martes por la mañana en el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano para denunciar el reciente anuncio del Presidente Trump… Read more »

NBA All-Star Takeover

NBA All-Star Takeover

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou For the first time in 32 years, the NBA All-Star Game is returning to Chicago, bringing the likes of LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and more of… Read more »

Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity Gala Raises $2.8M

Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity Gala Raises $2.8M

Eighteen area charities last Friday shared more than $2.8 million raised by the 2020 Chicago Auto Show’s benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and one attendee left with the keys… Read more »

Wicker Park Mardi Gras Party to serve as Fund-Raiser

Wicker Park Mardi Gras Party to serve as Fund-Raiser

St. Joseph’s Services will host a Mardi Gras party to draw attention to the many community activities they conduct and to serve as a fund-raiser for those activities. The party… Read more »

78 Development Receives New Tenant

78 Development Receives New Tenant

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined Governor JB Pritzker, the University of Illinois System and Near South Side community members to announce the University of Illinois’ Discovery Partners… Read more »

Todo Sobre NBA All-Star

Todo Sobre NBA All-Star

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Por primera vez en 32 años, el Juego NBA All-Star regresa a Chicago trayendo a personas como LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo y más de los diestros… Read more »

La Gala Benéfica del Auto Show de Chicago Recauda $2.8 Millones

La Gala Benéfica del Auto Show de Chicago Recauda $2.8 Millones

Dieciocho organizaciones benéficas del área compartieron más de $2.8 millones recaudados en el evento benéfico del Auto Show de Chicago 2020., First Look for Charity y un asistente obtuvo las… Read more »

Fiesta de Carnaval de Wicker Park Fungirá como Recaudación de Fondos

Fiesta de Carnaval de Wicker Park Fungirá como Recaudación de Fondos

St. Joseph’s Services será el anfitrión de una fiesta de Carnaval para llamar la atención sobre las muchas actividades comunitarias que conducen y para fungir como recaudación de fondos para… Read more »

La Urbanización 78 Recibe Nuevo Inquilino

La Urbanización 78 Recibe Nuevo Inquilino

Por: Ashmar Mandou La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot se unió al Gobernador JB Pritzker, a University of Illinois System y a miembros de la comunidad de Near South Side para… Read more »

Chicago Latino Film Festival Announces Winner of Annual Poster Contest

Chicago Latino Film Festival Announces Winner of Annual Poster Contest

The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), producer of the Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF), is proud to announce Turkish artist and graphic designer Yağmur Genç as the winner of the 36th Chicago Latino Film Festival… Read more »

Chicago Auto Show Returns

Chicago Auto Show Returns

The Chicago Auto Show shifts into high gear as it makes its way to McCormick this weekend, February 8th through 17th. The nation’s largest and best-attended auto show, held annually… Read more »

Major Reforms for City’s TIF Funds Underway

Major Reforms for City’s TIF Funds Underway

By: Ashmar Mandou New reforms underway for the City’s tax increment financing (TIF) funds, announced Wednesday. These reforms, which affects how TIF spending occurs within existing districts, will increase transparency for future TIF distributions while… Read more »

Coalition Calls for Ban on Facial Recognition Use in Chicago

Coalition Calls for Ban on Facial Recognition Use in Chicago

By: Ashmar Mandou On Tuesday #PressPauseChicago, a coalition of seventy-five groups including Lucy Parsons Labs, the ACLU of Illinois and the National Lawyers Guild, held a press conference to call… Read more »

El Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago Anuncia Ganador del Concurso Anual de Carteles

El Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago Anuncia Ganador del Concurso Anual de Carteles

El Cento Cultural Latino Internacional de Chicago (ILCC) productor del Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago (CLFF), se enorgullece en anunciar al artista y diseñador gráfico turco, Agmur Genc, como… Read more »

Regresa el Auto Show de Chicago

Regresa el Auto Show de Chicago

El Auto Show de Chicago llega a McCormick esta semana, del 8 al 17 de febrero. El Show de Autos más grande y más concurrido de la nación, que se… Read more »

Reformas Importantes para los Fondos TIF de la Ciudad

Reformas Importantes para los Fondos TIF de la Ciudad

Por: Ashmar Mandou Están en marcha nuevas reformas para los fondos de financiamiento de incremento de impuestos de la ciudad (TIF), se anunció el miércoles. Estas reformas, que afectan como… Read more »

Coalición Pide Prohibir el Uso de Reconocimiento Facial en Chicago

Coalición Pide Prohibir el Uso de Reconocimiento Facial en Chicago

Por: Ashmar Mandou El martes, #PressPauseChicago, coalición de setenta y cinco grupos, incluyendo Lucy Parsons Labs, ACLU of Illinois y National Lawyers Guild, sostuvieron una conferencia de prensa para pedir… Read more »

WTTW Names Hugo Balta as News Director

WTTW Names Hugo Balta as News Director

Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent of WTTW and WFMT, announced that Hugo Balta has joined the organization as News Director for WTTW News effective February 3, 2020…. Read more »

Federal Judge Hears Case Involving DACA-eligible Youth in Detention

Federal Judge Hears Case Involving DACA-eligible Youth in Detention

On Wednesday, federal judge Andrea Wood heard arguments on a Motion to Compel Discovery on behalf of Jesus Alberto Lopez Gutierrez in a lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and… Read more »

Illinois DCFS Offers College Scholarships to Current and Former Youth in Care

Illinois DCFS Offers College Scholarships to Current and Former Youth in Care

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is currently accepting applications for the 2020 DCFS Scholarship Program. Through the program, 53 academic scholarships will be awarded to current and… Read more »

Advocates Set Goal to Reduce Gun Violence

Advocates Set Goal to Reduce Gun Violence

By: Ashmar Mandou A coalition of organizations revealed their ambitious plans for 2020 as they aim to reduce gun violence by at least 20 percent as Chicago’s homicide rate is… Read more »

WTTW Nombra a Hugo Balta Como Nuevo Director

WTTW Nombra a Hugo Balta Como Nuevo Director

Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), matriz de WTTW y WFMT, anunció que Hugo Balta se unirá a la organización como director de Noticias de WTTW News a partir… Read more »

Juez Federal Escucha Caso de Detención de Jóvenes Elegibles para DACA

Juez Federal Escucha Caso de Detención de Jóvenes Elegibles para DACA

El miércoles, la juez federalAndrea Wood escuchó argumentos sobre una Moción para Obligar Descubrimiento a nombre de Jesús Alberto López Gutiérrez en una demanda contra Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)… Read more »

Illinois DCFS Ofrece Becas Universitarias a Jóvenes Atendidos, Actuales y Anteriores

Illinois DCFS Ofrece Becas Universitarias a Jóvenes Atendidos, Actuales y Anteriores

El Departamento de Servicios Familiares e Infantiles de Illinois está aceptando solicitudes para el Programa de Becas DCFS 2020. A través del programa, 53 becas académicas serán otorgadas a jóvenes… Read more »

Defensores Fijan Metas para Reducir la Violencia Armada

Defensores Fijan Metas para Reducir la Violencia Armada

Por: Ashmar Mandou Una coalición de organizaciones reveló sus ambiciosos planes para el 2020 ya que esperan reducir la violencia armada por lo menos 20 por ciento porque el índice… Read more »

Norwegian American Hospital Addresses Food Insecurity in Humboldt Park

Norwegian American Hospital Addresses Food Insecurity in Humboldt Park

By: Ashmar Mandou According to a study commissioned by The Chicago Community Trust, 49 percent of Humboldt Park households received food stamp benefits, and 30 percent of households accessed emergency… Read more »

Federal Authorities Screening O’Hare Travelers for Coronavirus

Federal Authorities Screening O’Hare Travelers for Coronavirus

By: Ashmar Mandou The Chicago Department of Public Health held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to state that the City is working in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control… Read more »

Peoples Gas Announces the Opening of Share the Warmth Financial Assistance Program

Peoples Gas Announces the Opening of Share the Warmth Financial Assistance Program

Peoples Gas reminds customers funding is available through the Share the Warmth financial assistance program for eligible customers and encourages customers who are struggling to pay their heating bills to… Read more »

Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. Takes Up 21st District State Representative Seat

Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. Takes Up 21st District State Representative Seat

Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., a young community activist, organizer and constituent services staffer for Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, was appointed to the 21st District State Representative seat Friday evening at a… Read more »

El Hospital Norwegian American Atiende la Inseguridad en la Comida en Humboldt Park

El Hospital Norwegian American Atiende la Inseguridad en la Comida en Humboldt Park

Por: Ashmar Mandou De acuerdo a un estudio comisionado por Chicago Community Trust, 49 por ciento de las familias de Humboldt Park recibieron beneficios de estampillas de comida y 30… Read more »

Peoples Gas Anuncia la Apertura del Programa de Ayuda Financiera ‘Share the Warmth’

Peoples Gas Anuncia la Apertura del Programa de Ayuda Financiera ‘Share the Warmth’

Peoples Gas recuerda a los clientes que hay fondos diponibles a través del programa de ayuda financiera ‘Share the Warmth’ para clientes elegibles y anima a los clientes que luchan… Read more »

Edgar González Jr, Ocupa el Lugar de Representante Estatal del Distrito 21

Edgar González Jr, Ocupa el Lugar de Representante Estatal del Distrito 21

Edgar González Jr., joven activista comunitario, organizador y miembro de los servicios constituyentes del Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García, fue nombrado para ocupar el sitio de Representante Estatal del Distrito 21… Read more »

Women’s March Chicago to Honor Marchers with Disabilities

Women’s March Chicago to Honor Marchers with Disabilities

Women’s March Chicago will proudly celebrate the historic number of women that Illinois voters swept into office at the city, county, state and national levels, while also honoring marchers with… Read more »

Cook County Approves Grants to Help Reach Hard-to-Count Populations for 2020 Census

Cook County Approves Grants to Help Reach Hard-to-Count Populations for 2020 Census

The Cook County Complete Count Census Commission has approved grants to 69 organizations that will support the County in reaching hard-to-count (HTC) populations during the upcoming 2020 Census. These local municipalities… Read more »

Affordable Housing to Expand in Pilsen, Little Village, and Back of the Yards Communities

Affordable Housing to Expand in Pilsen, Little Village, and Back of the Yards Communities

By: Ashmar Mandou Fourteen apartment buildings with 155 units, scattered across four wards and three communities, will be rehabbed and preserved as affordable by The Resurrection Project (TRP) through financial… Read more »

CHA College Students Get Tips on How to ‘Stay the Course’

CHA College Students Get Tips on How to ‘Stay the Course’

Representatives from prominent corporate organizations – including BMO Harris, the Chicago Bulls, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lyric Opera – networked with 70 Chicago Housing Authority college scholars Wednesday at Loyola… Read more »

Pritzker Administration Provides New Path to State Financial Aid for Undocumented and Transgender Students

Pritzker Administration Provides New Path to State Financial Aid for Undocumented and Transgender Students

For the first time in Illinois, eligible undocumented students and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial aid will now be able to apply for all forms of state… Read more »

Rep. Villanueva Occupies Vacated Seat Once Held by Sen. Sandoval

Rep. Villanueva Occupies Vacated Seat Once Held by Sen. Sandoval

State Representative Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) was appointed to the 11th District State Senate seat on Tuesday evening by the Democratic Legislative Committee of the 11th Legislative District, after Senator Martin… Read more »

Illinois Losing Millions Due to Migration

Illinois Losing Millions Due to Migration

Illinois is losing billions each year as residents leave and take their earning potential with them. Original analysis by the nonpartisan Illinois Policy Institute found that the state lost out on up to $32… Read more »

City Appoints New Director of Workforce Strategy

City Appoints New Director of Workforce Strategy

By: Ashmar Mandou Earlier this week, the City appointed Alberto Ortega as Director of Workforce Strategy and Business Engagement, a role that will require the implementation of a new workforce… Read more »

La administración de Pritzker proporciona un nuevo camino a la ayuda financiera estatal para estudiantes indocumentados y transgénero

La administración de Pritzker proporciona un nuevo camino a la ayuda financiera estatal para estudiantes indocumentados y transgénero

Por primera vez en Illinois, los estudiantes indocumentados elegibles y los estudiantes transgénero descalificados de la ayuda financiera federal ahora podrán solicitar todas las formas de ayuda financiera estatal. Debido… Read more »

Illinois pierde millones debido a la migración

Illinois pierde millones debido a la migración

Illinois está perdiendo miles de millones cada año a medida que los residentes se van y llevan consigo su potencial de ingresos. El análisis original del Instituto de Políticas de… Read more »

La ciudad nombra nuevo director de estrategia de fuerza laboral

La ciudad nombra nuevo director de estrategia de fuerza laboral

Por: Ashmar Mandou A principios de esta semana, la Ciudad nombró a Alberto Ortega como Director de Estrategia de la Fuerza Laboral y Participación Empresarial, un rol que requerirá la… Read more »

MSI Offers Free Entry in January, February

MSI Offers Free Entry in January, February

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., is offering free Museum Entry to Illinois residents on select dates each week in January and February,… Read more »

Chicago A Cappella Presents ‘Fiesta Coral Mexicana’

Chicago A Cappella Presents ‘Fiesta Coral Mexicana’

Chicago a cappella, heralded as “the city’s liveliest, most versatile vocal ensemble,” (Chicago Tribune) celebrates the colorful and dynamic music of Mexico at Fiesta Coral Mexicana, a vibrant concert at… Read more »

Check Yourself During Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Check Yourself During Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By: Ashmar Mandou During the past several decades, screening – testing for cancer before symptoms develop – has reduced deaths from cervical cancer, as doctors have been able to find… Read more »

City Creates Community Advisory Council for Lincoln Yards

City Creates Community Advisory Council for Lincoln Yards

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, with the support of Alderman Brian Hopkins (2nd) and developer Sterling Bay, announced the formation of a Community Advisory Council (CAC) that will… Read more »

MSI Ofrece Entradas Gratis en Enero y Febrero

MSI Ofrece Entradas Gratis en Enero y Febrero

El Museo de Ciencias e Industria, Chicago (MSI) 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., ofrece Entradas gratis al Museo a los residentes de Illinois, en fechas selectas, cada semana, en enero… Read more »

Chicago a Cappella Presenta ‘Fiesta Coral Mexicana’

Chicago a Cappella Presenta ‘Fiesta Coral Mexicana’

Chicago a cappella, catalogado como “el grupo vocal más versátil y alegre de la ciudad” (Chicago Tribune) celebra la colorida y dinámica música de México en Fiesta Coral Mexicana, vibrante… Read more »

La Ciudad Crea un Consejo Asesor Comunitario Para Lincoln Yards

La Ciudad Crea un Consejo Asesor Comunitario Para Lincoln Yards

Por Ashmar Mandou La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot, con el apoyo del Concejal Brian Hopkins (2º) y el urbanizador de Sterling Bay anunciaron la formación de un Consejo Asesor comunitario… Read more »

Make This Your Best Year Ever

Make This Your Best Year Ever

By: Ashmar Mandou Once we are done with our year-end reflection, it is time to prepare with new goals for the year that is about to start. The New Year… Read more »

Making Your Resolutions Stick

Making Your Resolutions Stick

By: Ashmar Mandou It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being… Read more »

New Laws Coming into Effect in 2020

New Laws Coming into Effect in 2020

The City of Chicago, along with various City Departments and agencies, is informing Chicago residents, workers and visitors of major new local laws and regulations that will come into effect in 2020. These new laws include: regulations for ensuring safe… Read more »

Lipinski Applauds Cicero’s Services to Senior Citizens at Christmas Celebration

Lipinski Applauds Cicero’s Services to Senior Citizens at Christmas Celebration

Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero board including Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias, Supervisor Joe Virruso, Assessor Emilio Cundari, Collector Fran Reitz, and Trustees Larry Banks, Bob Porod, Victor… Read more »

New Protections for Chicago’s Immigrants

New Protections for Chicago’s Immigrants

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot introduced an ordinance on Wednesday afternoon to strengthen protections and provide additional resources for Chicago’s immigrant communities. The Accountability on Communication and Transparency… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Calls on Illinois to Become Best State in Nation for Families Raising Young Children

Gov. Pritzker Calls on Illinois to Become Best State in Nation for Families Raising Young Children

After making the largest investment ever into early childhood programs and facilities this past year, Governor JB Pritzker gathered with leading early childhood experts on Monday and announced greater state… Read more »

Activists Supporting Trump Impeachment

Activists Supporting Trump Impeachment

Frigid temperatures didn’t deter the more than 2,000 activists who gathered at Chicago’s Federal Plaza Tuesday night. They joined one of the nation’s largest rallies help under the “Nobody is… Read more »

Around Town: Holiday Edition

Around Town: Holiday Edition

Social Works A Night at The Museum Date: Thursday, Dec. 19th Time: 6p.m. to 10p.m. Where: The Museum of Science and Industry; 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. www.socialworkschi.org SocialWorks’ 3rd… Read more »

Nuevas Protecciones para los Inmigrantes de Chicago

Nuevas Protecciones para los Inmigrantes de Chicago

Por: Ashmar Mandou La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot introdujo una ordenanza el miércoles por la tarde para fortalecer la protección y brindar recursos adicionales a las comunidades inmigrantes de Chicago…. Read more »

El Gob. Pritzker Pide a Illinois que se Convierta en el Mejor Estado de la Nación para Familias Criando Niños

El Gob. Pritzker Pide a Illinois que se Convierta en el Mejor Estado de la Nación para Familias Criando Niños

Después de hacer la mayor inversión en programas de educación temprana e instalaciones este pasado año, el Gobernador JB Pritzker se reunió con expertos en educación temprana el lunes y… Read more »