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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 »

Activistas Apoyan el Juicio Político de Trump

Activistas Apoyan el Juicio Político de Trump

Las heladas temperaturas no impidieron que más de 2000 activistas se reunieran en la Plaza Federal de Chicago el martes por la noche. Fue un rally de los mayores de… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago: Edición Navideña

Que Pasa en Chicago: Edición Navideña

Trabajo Social: Una Noche en el Museo Fecha: Jueves, 19 de diciembre Hora: 6 p.m. a 10 p.m. Donde: Museo de Ciencias e Industria; 5700 S. lake Shore Dr www.socialworkschi.org… Read more »

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Announces Casting for I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Adaptation

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Announces Casting for I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Adaptation

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) is proud to produce the world premiere of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, based on the New York Times Bestseller and National Book… Read more »

State Officials Worry Over New SNAP Regulations

State Officials Worry Over New SNAP Regulations

By: Ashmar Mandou New rules for those who receive federal food assistance are expected to impacts thousands of people in Cook County. Nearly 50,000 Cook County residents who are able-bodied,… Read more »

Navy Pier, Chicago’s Top New Year’s Eve Destination, Toasts to 2020

Navy Pier, Chicago’s Top New Year’s Eve Destination, Toasts to 2020

Navy Pier, the Midwest’s top-visited destination, is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 at Chicago’s favorite New Year’s Eve headquarters… Read more »

ComEd to Help Local Residents Through Community Resource Fair

ComEd to Help Local Residents Through Community Resource Fair

By: Ashmar Mandou This Saturday, ComEd, Nicor Gas, and CEDA representatives will descend onto the Summit Park District to encourage customers to take full advantage of the many programs available… Read more »

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Anuncia el Casting para la Adaptación de I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Anuncia el Casting para la Adaptación de I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) se enorgullece en producir la prèmière mundial de I Am Nor Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (No Soy tu Hija Mexicana Perfecta), basada en el bestseller… Read more »

Funcionarios Estatales Preocupados por las Nuevas Regulaciones de SNAP

Funcionarios Estatales Preocupados por las Nuevas Regulaciones de SNAP

Por: Ashmar Mandou Nuevas reglas para quienes reciben asistencia federal en alimentos se espera impacte a miles de personas en el Condado de Cook. Cerca de 50,000 residentes del Condado… Read more »

Navy Pier, Principal Destino de Fin de Año de Chicago, Brinda por el 2020

Navy Pier, Principal Destino de Fin de Año de Chicago, Brinda por el 2020

Navy Pier, el lugar más visitado del Medio Oeste, es el lugar adecuado para celebrar la Víspera de Año Nuevo. Diga adiós al 2019 y hola al 2020 en el… Read more »

ComEd Ayuda a Residentes Locales a Través de Feria de Recursos Comunitaria

ComEd Ayuda a Residentes Locales a Través de Feria de Recursos Comunitaria

Por Ashmar Mandou Este sábado, representantes de ComEd, Nicor Gas y CEDA llegarán a Summit Park District par animar a los clientes a aprovechar los muchos programas disponibles para ellos… Read more »

Illinois Lottery Brings on the Holiday Spirit

Illinois Lottery Brings on the Holiday Spirit

The Illinois Lottery is spreading good cheer all season long with the Illinois Lottery Holiday Surprise Truck, which will be making stops at holiday markets and malls throughout Illinois throughout… Read more »

Cicero Chamber of Commerce Launches New Chapter

Cicero Chamber of Commerce Launches New Chapter

More than 44 businesses and 20 leaders from the Town of Cicero and community organizations launched the new Cicero Chamber of Commerce during a dinner meeting at Langostinos Restaurant on… Read more »

Chicago Park District Opens Online Registration for Winter Programs

Chicago Park District Opens Online Registration for Winter Programs

The Chicago Park District announced online registration for winter park programming opens this week, following a strong fall session. This marks the third consecutive year in the history of the… Read more »

Congressman Chuy García: ‘When big banks get bigger, taxpayers lose’

Congressman Chuy García: ‘When big banks get bigger, taxpayers lose’

Protecting Consumers from the Pitfalls of Bank Mergers By: Ashmar Mandou Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.), member of the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services and United States Senator… Read more »

La Lotería de Illinois Trae el Espíritu Navideño

La Lotería de Illinois Trae el Espíritu Navideño

La Lotería de Illinois está difundiendo buenos ánimos durante la temporada con el Camión de Navidad Sorpresa de la Lotería de Illinois, que se detendrá en los mercados y centros… Read more »

La Cámara de Comercio de Cicero Lanza Nuevo Capítulo

La Cámara de Comercio de Cicero Lanza Nuevo Capítulo

Más de 44 comercios y 20 líderes del Municipio de Cicero y organizaciones comunitarias, lanzaron la nueva Cámara de Comercio de Cicero durante una comida en Langostinos Restaurant en la… Read more »

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago Abre Inscripción en Línea para Programas de Invierno

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago Abre Inscripción en Línea para Programas de Invierno

El Distrito de Parques de Chicago anunció su inscripción en línea para la programación de invierno del parque, que empieza esta semana, tras una fuerte temporada de otoño. Esto marca… Read more »

Congresista Chuy García: ‘Cuando los Grandes Bancos Crecen, los Contribuyentes Pierden’

Congresista Chuy García: ‘Cuando los Grandes Bancos Crecen, los Contribuyentes Pierden’

Protegiendo a los Consumidores de las Trampas de las Fusiones Bancarias. Por: Ashmar Mandou El Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García (D-III.), miembro del Comité de Servicios Financieros de la Cámara de… Read more »

Give Thanks for Family, Friends, and Food Safety This Thanksgiving

Give Thanks for Family, Friends, and Food Safety This Thanksgiving

Many people look forward to turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and everything else that may go with their Thanksgiving meal.  But one thing you do not want to go with your… Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot, DPD Announce Community Celebrations to Kickoff Invest South/West Planning

Mayor Lightfoot, DPD Announce Community Celebrations to Kickoff Invest South/West Planning

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) on Monday announced a series of community engagement events beginning next month as the next steps in the… Read more »

Giving Tuesday: Help Your Local Community

Giving Tuesday: Help Your Local Community

By: Ashmar Mandou Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea to encourage people to do good and one of the best ways to get involved is in… Read more »

Around Town: Holiday Edition

Around Town: Holiday Edition

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou The Polar Express Union Station, 225 S. Canal St. Through December 29th Price Range: $48-$70 www.chicagothepolarexpressride.com Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers… Read more »

DA Gracias por la Familia, los Amigos y Tener un Plato en la Mesa Este Día De Acción de Gracias

DA Gracias por la Familia, los Amigos y Tener un Plato en la Mesa Este Día De Acción de Gracias

Mucha gente dstá esperando por el pavo, el relleno, el puré de papa y todo lo que va con una comida del Día de Acción de Gracias. Pero algo que… Read more »

La Alcaldesa Lightfoot y DPD Anuncian Celebraciones Comunitarias para Iniciar la Planeación de Inversión Sur/Oeste

La Alcaldesa Lightfoot y DPD Anuncian Celebraciones Comunitarias para Iniciar la Planeación de Inversión Sur/Oeste

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot y el Departamento de Planeación y Desarrollo (DPD) anunciaron el lunes una serie de eventos de compromiso comunitario a partir del próximo mes, como los… Read more »

Martes de Donaciones: Ayude a su Comunidad Local

Martes de Donaciones: Ayude a su Comunidad Local

Por: Ashmar Mandou Martes de Donaciones fue creado en el 2012 como una sencilla idea de animar a la gente a hacer el bien y una de las mejores formas… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago: Edición Navideña

Que Pasa en Chicago: Edición Navideña

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou The Polar Express Union Statioon, 225 S. Canal St. De ahora al 29 de diciembre Precio: $48-$70 www.chicagothepolarexpressride.com A los sonidos de la banda sonora de… Read more »

City Forms Inclusionary Housing Task Force

City Forms Inclusionary Housing Task Force

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Marisa Novara announced the 20 community advocates who will make up the new Inclusionary Housing Task Force… Read more »

Governor JB Pritzker, DHS Celebrate One-of-a-Kind Community Partnership in Lawndale

Governor JB Pritzker, DHS Celebrate One-of-a-Kind Community Partnership in Lawndale

By: Ashmar Mandou On Wednesday Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Secretary Grace B. Hou joined the Lawndale Christian Health Center CEO Bruce Miller to… Read more »

Explore Chicago’s Holiday Celebrations

Explore Chicago’s Holiday Celebrations

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou A Christmas Carol Through December 29th Goodman Theatre Price Range: $25-$89 Dickens’ holiday classic is the iconic tale of greedy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, whose sizable bank… Read more »

Shedd Aquarium Holds Public Vote on Name for Beluga Calf

Shedd Aquarium Holds Public Vote on Name for Beluga Calf

At an Asleep with the Fishes overnight event last week, Shedd Aquarium launched a public vote to decide on a name for the beluga calf born at the aquarium in… Read more »

El Gobernador JB Pritzker y DHS Celebran una Asociación Comunitaria Unica en Lawndale

El Gobernador JB Pritzker y DHS Celebran una Asociación Comunitaria Unica en Lawndale

Por Ashmar Mandou El miércoles, el Gobernador JB Pritzker y la Secretaria del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Illinois (IDHS), Grace B. Hou, se unieron a Bruce Miller, CEO de… Read more »

Explore las Celebraciones Navideñas de Chicago

Explore las Celebraciones Navideñas de Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Un Coro Navideño De ahora al 29 de diciembre Goodman Theatre Precio: $25-$89 El clásico navideño de Dickens es el cuento icónico del codicioso comerciante Ebenezer… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Christkindlmarket Through December 24th, 2019 Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn Streets Free www.christkindlmarket.com Ice Skating in Millennium Park Through March 8th, 2020 Millennium Park, 55 N…. Read more »

Defending DACA

Defending DACA

By: Ashmar Mandou On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the legality of the Trump administration’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The outcome of… Read more »

City Unveils Minimum Wage Plan, Hope for Tipped Workers

City Unveils Minimum Wage Plan, Hope for Tipped Workers

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot on Wednesday introduced a plan to raise the minimum wage in Chicago to $15 per hour by 2021. This ordinance, aims to increase… Read more »

Google Opens Second Chicago Office

Google Opens Second Chicago Office

Earlier this month, Google unveiled its second office in Chicago and announced plans for the space to serve as a hub for its growing Cloud team in the region. What… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Christkindlmarket De ahora al 24 de diciembre, 2019 Plaza Daley, Washington & Dearborn Gratis www.christkindlmarket.com Patinaje sobre el Hielo en Millennium Park De ahora al 8… Read more »

La Ciudad Revela Plan del Salario Mínimo, Esperanza para los Trabajadores que Reciben Propina

La Ciudad Revela Plan del Salario Mínimo, Esperanza para los Trabajadores que Reciben Propina

Por Ashmar Mandou La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot presentó el miércoles un plan para aumentar el salario mínimo en Chicago a $15 por hora para el 2021. Esta ordenanza espera… Read more »

Google Abre Segunda Oficina en Chicago

Google Abre Segunda Oficina en Chicago

A principio de este mes, Google develó su segunda oficina en Chicago y anunció planes para que el espacio sirva como centro de operaciones de su creciente equipo Nube en… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Announces New Co-Chairs to Illinois Commission to End Hunger

Gov. Pritzker Announces New Co-Chairs to Illinois Commission to End Hunger

Under new leadership appointed by Governor JB Pritzker, a revamped Illinois Commission to End Hunger aims to make bold strides over the next three years. Gov. Pritzker has appointed Deputy… Read more »

Financial Assistance Available to Eligible Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Customers

Financial Assistance Available to Eligible Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Customers

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are encouraging qualifying customers to submit their Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) early if they need help paying their natural gas bills this… Read more »

Appreciating Veterans on Veterans Day

Appreciating Veterans on Veterans Day

By: Ashmar Mandou Every year on November 11, Americans honor the 19.6 million active and former U.S. service members who have gone to war. Veterans Day is marked by parades,… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Art on theMART Through December 29th Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Free www.artonthemart.com Hamilton Through January 5th, 2020 CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St Price… Read more »

El Gobernador Pritzker Anuncia Nuevas Codirectoras de Comisión de Illinois para Terminar el Hambre

El Gobernador Pritzker Anuncia Nuevas Codirectoras de Comisión de Illinois para Terminar el Hambre

Bajo nuevo liderazgo nombrado por el Gobernador JB Pritzker, una renovada Comisión de Illinois para Terminar el Hambre espera hacer grandes avances en los próximos tres años. El Gob. Pritzker… Read more »

Ayuda Financiera Disponible para Clientes Elegibles de Peoples Gas y North Shore Gas

Ayuda Financiera Disponible para Clientes Elegibles de Peoples Gas y North Shore Gas

Peoples Gas y North Shore Gas aconsejan a los clientes calificados que envíen su solicitud al Programa Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) pronto, si necesitan ayuda para pagar sus… Read more »

Recordando a los Veteranos el Día de los Veteranos

Recordando a los Veteranos el Día de los Veteranos

Por: Ashmar Mandou Cada año, el 11 de noviembre, los estadounidenses rinden honor a 19.6 millones de miembros activos y ex-miembros del ejército de E.U. que han ido a la… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Art on theMART De ahora al 29 de diciembre Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Gratis www.artonthemart.com Hamilton De ahora al 5 de enero del 2020… Read more »

Trump Visits Chicago, Thousands Protest

Trump Visits Chicago, Thousands Protest

By: Ashmar Mandou President Trump made a first time visit to Chicago on Monday where he spoke at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference at McCormick Place, addressing… Read more »

Trump Visita Chicago, Miles Protestan

Trump Visita Chicago, Miles Protestan

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Presidente Trump hizo su primera visita a Chicago el lunes, donde habló en la Conferencia de la Asociación Internacional de Jefes de Policía en el McCormick… Read more »

Obama Center Releases Updated Design for Museum Building

Obama Center Releases Updated Design for Museum Building

Caption by Ashmar Mandou New renderings of the upcoming Obama Presidential Center were released on Tuesday which included several tweaks to the South Side development. The latest renderings show additional… Read more »

Illinois House Passes bill to Hinder Public Employee Rights

Illinois House Passes bill to Hinder Public Employee Rights

By: Ashmar Mandou A bill that would impede on public sector workers’ rights passed the Illinois House of Representatives yesterday. The Illinois House of Representatives voted 93-23 to pass Senate… Read more »

Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García Introduces Bill to Keep Big Tech Companies Out of Financial Sector

Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García Introduces Bill to Keep Big Tech Companies Out of Financial Sector

This week, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and introduced H.R. 4813, the Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act, which would block Facebook from developing… Read more »

El Centro Obama Publica Diseño Actualizado del Edificio del Museo

El Centro Obama Publica Diseño Actualizado del Edificio del Museo

Pie de Foto de Ashmar mandou Nuevas representaciones del próximo Centro Presidencial de Obama fuero publicadas el martes, e incluyeron varios ajustes del desarrollo del sector sur. Los últimos ajustes… Read more »

La Cámara de Illinois Aprueba Proyecto de Ley para Obstaculizar los Derechos de los Empleados Públicos

La Cámara de Illinois Aprueba Proyecto de Ley para Obstaculizar los Derechos de los Empleados Públicos

Por Ashmar Mandou Un proyecto que obstaculizaría los derechos de los empleados del sector público fue aprobado por la Cámara de Representantes de Illinois ayer. La Cámara de Representantes de… Read more »

El Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García Presenta Proyecto para Mantener a las Grantes Compañías Tecnológicas Fuera del Sector Financiero

El Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García Presenta Proyecto para Mantener a las Grantes Compañías Tecnológicas Fuera del Sector Financiero

Esta semana, el Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) cuestionó al CEO de Fa ebook, Mark Zuckerberg, e introdujo el Acta H.R. 4813, el Acta de Mantener a la Gran Tecnología… Read more »

CPS Teachers March in Loop

CPS Teachers March in Loop

By: Ashmar Mandou Thousands of Chicago teachers made their way downtown to protest while Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered her budget address as the Chicago teacher strike entered its seventh day… Read more »

2020 Budget Proposal

2020 Budget Proposal

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot presented to City Council the 2020 budget proposal that promises to bring forth a progressive, responsible budget that maximizes government efficiency, prioritizes structural… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons October 29th through November 3rd Chicago Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph www.BroadwayInChicago.com LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is inspired by… Read more »

3Arts Awards 20 Chicago Artists of Color

3Arts Awards 20 Chicago Artists of Color

3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, is honored to award 20 Chicago artists with unrestricted grants at the 12th annual 3Arts Awards Celebration, taking place Monday, Nov. 4th at the… Read more »

Maestros de CPS Marchan en el Centro de la Ciudad

Maestros de CPS Marchan en el Centro de la Ciudad

Por: Ashmar Mandou Miles de maestros de Chicago se dirigieron al centro de la ciudad para protestar, mientras la Alcaldesa Lori Laghtfoot daba su discurso sobre el presupuesto y la… Read more »

Propuesta del Presupuesto 2020

Propuesta del Presupuesto 2020

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot presentó al Concilio de la Ciudad la propuesta del presupuesto 2020 que promete producir un presupuesto progresivo y responsable que maximice la eficiencia gubernamental, haga… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Latin History for Morons de John Leguizamo Del 29 de octubre al 3 de noviembre Chicago Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph www.BroadwayInChicago.com LATIN HISTORY FOR… Read more »

3Arts Premia a 20 Artistas de Color

3Arts Premia a 20 Artistas de Color

3Arts, organización sin fines de lucro, con sede en Chicago, se honra en premiar a 20 artistas de Chicago con subsidios sin restricción en la 12º Celebración de Premios de… Read more »

Breast Cancer Myths vs. Facts

Breast Cancer Myths vs. Facts

By: Ashmar Mandou You know this is the time of year when we are surrounded by tons of information about breast cancer. Some good, some bad. The internet can be… Read more »

Joffrey Academy of Dance Names New Director

Joffrey Academy of Dance Names New Director

Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, and Greg Cameron, President and CEO, are pleased to announce that Raymond Rodriguez, former Head of Studio Company… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Receives Changemaker Award from Casa Central

Gov. Pritzker Receives Changemaker Award from Casa Central

Casa Central honored Governor JB Pritzker with their Changemaker Award at their 65th Anniversary Awards Gala on Friday, Oct. 11th at the Hilton Chicago, for the contributions he has made to… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Open House Chicago October 19th and October 20th Various Locations in Chicago www.openhousechicago.org Want to take a look inside skyscrapers, private clubs, churches, theaters and historic… Read more »

Cáncer de Mama, Mitos vs. Realidades

Cáncer de Mama, Mitos vs. Realidades

Por: Ashmar Mandou Como saben, este es el momento del año en que estamos rodeados de toneladas de información sobre el cáncer de mama. Alguna buena, alguna mala. El internet… Read more »

Nuevo Director de Joffrey Academy of Dance

Nuevo Director de Joffrey Academy of Dance

Ashley Wheater, directora artística de Mary B Galvin, de The Joffrey Ballet y Greg Cameron, Presidente y CEO, se complacen en anunciar que Raymond Rodríguez, ex-Director de Studio Company y… Read more »

El Gob. Pritzker Recibe el Premio Agente de Cambio de Casa Central

El Gob. Pritzker Recibe el Premio Agente de Cambio de Casa Central

Casa Central honró al Gobernador JB Pritzker con el Premio Agente de Cambio en su 65º Aniversario de Gala, el viernes, 11 de octubre, en Hilton Chicago, por las contribuciones… Read more »

Que Pasa en Chicago

Que Pasa en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Casa Abierta Chicago 19 & 20 de Octubre Varios lugares en Chicago www.openhousechicago.org ¿Quieres entrar a los rascacielos, clubs privados, iglesias, teatros y lugares históricos de… Read more »

Set Limits on Exploding Class Sizes, Say Teachers, Parents

Set Limits on Exploding Class Sizes, Say Teachers, Parents

Courtesy of Chicago Teachers Union As CPS drags on addressing class size issues at the bargaining table, teachers, parents and students from South Side schools are calling on the mayor’s… Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot Announces $40 Million in Funding to Enhance HIV Services and ‘Getting to Zero’ Efforts

Mayor Lightfoot Announces $40 Million in Funding to Enhance HIV Services and ‘Getting to Zero’ Efforts

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) have awarded almost $40 million to over 40 organizations to accelerate progress on Getting to Zero (GTZ) Illinois, a… Read more »

Sixth Annual Lit & Luz Festival, ‘Movement,’ Looks at Migration, Social Movements, and Bodies in Motion

Sixth Annual Lit & Luz Festival, ‘Movement,’ Looks at Migration, Social Movements, and Bodies in Motion

MAKE Literary Productions is proud to present the sixth annual Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art October 12-19, 2019, at venues throughout Chicago.  The only US cultural festival to feature… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month Series: ComEd CEO Joe Dominguez

Hispanic Heritage Month Series: ComEd CEO Joe Dominguez

By: Ashmar Mandou At the helm of one of the most diverse and leading companies, ComEd CEO Joe Dominguez is in charge of powering the lives of more than four… Read more »

Establezcan Límites en el Tamaño Explosivo de las Clases, Dicen Padres y Maestros

Establezcan Límites en el Tamaño Explosivo de las Clases, Dicen Padres y Maestros

Cortesía del Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago Ya que CPS se tarda en atender el problema del tamaño de las clases en la mesa de negociaciones, maestros, padres y estudiantes… Read more »

La Alcaldesa Lightfoot Anuncia $ 40 Millones en Fondos para Mejorar los Servicios de VIH y Lograr Llegar a Cero

La Alcaldesa Lightfoot Anuncia $ 40 Millones en Fondos para Mejorar los Servicios de VIH y Lograr Llegar a Cero

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot y el Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago (CDPH) han otorgado cerca de $40 millones a más de 40 organizaciones para acelerar el progreso en… Read more »

El Sexto Festival Anual de Lit & Luz, ‘Movimiento’, Analiza la Migración, los Movimientos Sociales y los Cuerpos en Movimiento

El Sexto Festival Anual de Lit & Luz, ‘Movimiento’, Analiza la Migración, los Movimientos Sociales y los Cuerpos en Movimiento

MAKE Literary Productions se enorgullece en presentar el sexto Festival Lit & Luz de Lenguaje, Literatura y Arte, del 12 al 19 de octubre, 2019, en diferentes lugares de Chicago…. Read more »

Serie Mes de la Herencia Hispana: CEO de ComEd Joe Domínguez

Serie Mes de la Herencia Hispana: CEO de ComEd Joe Domínguez

Por: Ashmar Mandou Al frente de una de las empresas más diversas e importantes, el CEO de ComEd, Joe Domínguez está a cargo de dar electricidad a más de cuatro… Read more »

CHA Joins Partners to Celebrate Opening of Pierce House at La Casa Norte

CHA Joins Partners to Celebrate Opening of Pierce House at La Casa Norte

Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) officials joined La Casa Norte, the City of Chicago Department of Housing, local elected officials and members of the community to dedicate Pierce House, which brings… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Maria Punzo-Arias

Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Maria Punzo-Arias

By: Ashmar Mandou “I was very proud to appoint Maria as Cicero’s first Hispanic clerk. She was a trustee for eight years and she brings a lot of talent to… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Marco Polo

Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Marco Polo

By: Ashmar Mandou Cicero resident Marco Polo harnessed his entrepreneurial spirit from watching his father work exceptionally hard as a farmer back in Mexico. “My father had this immense piece… Read more »

City Announces Investment for Accurate Count in 2020 U.S. Census

City Announces Investment for Accurate Count in 2020 U.S. Census

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced a $2.7 million investment in the City’s 2020 census efforts for an all-hands-on deck outreach strategy to ensure that every Chicagoan is counted. With nearly… Read more »

CHA se Une a Asociados para Celebrar la Apertura de Pierce House en La Casa Norte

CHA se Une a Asociados para Celebrar la Apertura de Pierce House en La Casa Norte

Funcionarios de la Autoridad de la Vivienda de Chicago (CHA) se unieron a La Casa Norte, Departamento de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Chicago, funcionarios electos locales y miembros de… Read more »

Serie del Mes de la Herencia Hispana: María Punzo-Arias

Serie del Mes de la Herencia Hispana: María Punzo-Arias

Por: Ashmar Mandou “Me sentí muy orgulloso denombrar a María como la primera secretaria hispana de Cicero. Fue fideicomisaria por ocho años y trae consigo mucho talento a la oficina…. Read more »

Serie del Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Marco Polo

Serie del Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Marco Polo

Por: Ashmar Mandou El residente de Cicero, Marco Polo, aprovechó su espíritu emprendedor de observar a su padre trabajar excepcionalmente fuerte como granjero en México. “Mi padre tenía ese inmenso… Read more »

La Ciudad Anuncia Inversiones para la Cuenta Exacta en el Censo de E.U. del 2020

La Ciudad Anuncia Inversiones para la Cuenta Exacta en el Censo de E.U. del 2020

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot anunció una inversión de $2.7 millones en los esfuerzos del censo de la Ciudad del 2020 para una estrategia de alcance para garantizar que todo… Read more »

Little Village Residents Continuing Fight for Washburn Site

Little Village Residents Continuing Fight for Washburn Site

By: Ashmar Mandou   Little Village residents called on the Chicago Board of Education (CBE) to vote to permanently withdraw the sale of the 31st and Kedzie 11 acre Chicago… Read more »

National Museum of Mexican Art Announces: Día de Muertos: A Matter of Life

National Museum of Mexican Art Announces: Día de Muertos: A Matter of Life

The National Museum of Mexican Art held its annual Día de Muertos exhibition opening last Friday where countless families had the opportunity to explore the sugar skulls that adorned the… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month Series

Hispanic Heritage Month Series

By: Ashmar Mandou Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Chief Engagement Officer Juan Carlos Linares Earlier this summer, ex-Executive Director of LUCHA, Juan Carlos Linares was appointed to Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s… Read more »

ComEd to Inspire Hispanic Teens in STEM at “Solar Spotlight”

ComEd to Inspire Hispanic Teens in STEM at “Solar Spotlight”

ComEd’s annual Solar Spotlight program exposed Chicago-area Hispanic students to key principles of solar energy while giving them access to ComEd professionals who talked to them about the journey to… Read more »

Residentes de La Villita Continúan su Lucha por el Sitio Washburn

Residentes de La Villita Continúan su Lucha por el Sitio Washburn

Por: Ashmar Mandou Los residentes de La Villita pidieron a la Junta de Educación de Chicago (CBE) que vote para retirar permanentemente de la venta el sitio Washburne, en la… Read more »

Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano Anuncia: Día de Muertos: A Matter of Life

Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano Anuncia: Día de Muertos: A Matter of Life

El Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano abrió su exhibición anual del Día de Muertos el viernes, donde incontables familias tuvieron la oportunidad de explorar las calaveras de azúcar que adornaron… Read more »

Serie del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Serie del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Por: Ashmar Mandou Serie del Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Funcionaro en Jefe de Compromiso Juan Carlos Linares A principios de este verano, el ex-Director Ejecutivo de LUCHA, Juan Carlos… Read more »

ComEd Inspira a los Adolescentes en STEM con “Proyector Solar”

ComEd Inspira a los Adolescentes en STEM con “Proyector Solar”

El programa Proyector Solar anual de ComEd expone a estudiantes hispanos del área de Chicago a principios clave de energía solar, mientras les brinda acceso a profesionales de ComEd que… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Principal Angelica Herrera-Vest

Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Principal Angelica Herrera-Vest

By: Ashmar Mandou During Hispanic Heritage Month we honor the generations of Latinx individuals who continue to enrich the cultural fabric of America and the world. This month’s celebration allows… Read more »

Arts in the Dark Returns ‘Year of Chicago Theatre’

Arts in the Dark Returns ‘Year of Chicago Theatre’

LUMA8, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), is pleased to announce the fifth annual Arts in the Dark, a festive and magical nighttime Halloween… Read more »

Latino Leadership Council Calls On Senators to Recommend Latino Replacement for Judge Ruben Castillo

Latino Leadership Council Calls On Senators to Recommend Latino Replacement for Judge Ruben Castillo

The Latino Leadership Council released the following statement regarding the recent announcement that District Judge Ruben Castillo will be retiring effective September 27, 2019. The Latino Leadership Council commends Judge… Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot Reveals Marijuana Plans

Mayor Lightfoot Reveals Marijuana Plans

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot introduced an ordinance that establishes cannabis zones citywide, allowing for safer implementation and a way to maximize economic opportunity. The zones will initially cap the… Read more »

Serie del Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Directora Angélica Herrera-Vest

Serie del Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Directora Angélica Herrera-Vest

Por: Ashmar Mandou Durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana honramos las genraciones de personas latinas que continúan enriqueciendo la fábrica cultural de Estados Unidos y del mundo. La celebración… Read more »

Arts in the Dark Regresa en el  ‘Año del Teatro de Chicago’

Arts in the Dark Regresa en el ‘Año del Teatro de Chicago’

LUMA8, en colaboración con el Departamento de Asuntos Culturales y Eventos Especiales (DCASE), se complace en anunciar el quinto anual de Arts in the Dark, un festivo y mágico desfile… Read more »

El Concilio de Liderazgo Latino Pide a los Senadores que Recomienden un Reemplazo Latino para el Juez Rubén Castillo

El Concilio de Liderazgo Latino Pide a los Senadores que Recomienden un Reemplazo Latino para el Juez Rubén Castillo

Latino Leadership Council (LLC) publicó la siguiente declaración sobre el reciente anuncio de que el Juez de Distrito, Rubén Castillo, se retira con fecha 27 de septiembre del 2019. Latino… Read more »

La Alcaldesa Lightfoot Revela Planes para la Mariguana

La Alcaldesa Lightfoot Revela Planes para la Mariguana

Por: Ashmar Mandou La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot presentó una ordenanza que establece zonas en la ciudad para la mariguana, permitiendo una implementación más segura y una forma de maximizar… Read more »

Celebrate Around Chicagoland

Celebrate Around Chicagoland

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Mexican Independence Day Celebrations When: September 12th through September 15th Time: Thursday and Friday, 5:30p.m. to 11p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 11p.m. Where: Cicero, 34th… Read more »

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, the city’s premier Spanish culture and education center, celebrates the national Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of special public programming, most- free of charge, September… Read more »

Ideas for Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month in Chicago

Ideas for Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month in Chicago

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Frida Kahlo Portrait Pop Art-Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month When: Sunday, Sept. 29th Time: 3p.m. to 6p.m. Where: Workshop 4200; 4200 West Diversey Avenue Price: $35 Channel… Read more »

García and Cunningham Celebrate Passage of Life-Saving Legislation

García and Cunningham Celebrate Passage of Life-Saving Legislation

By: Ashmar Mandou The Safe Housing for Families Act (H.R. 1690, now entitled CO Alerts Act) was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Tuesday. The… Read more »

Celebre en Chicago

Celebre en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Celebración del Día de la Independencia Mexicana Cuando: Del 12 al 15 de Sept. Hora: Jueves y Viernes, 5:30 p.m. a 11 P.m.; Sábado y Domingo,… Read more »

El Instituto Cervantes de Chicago Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

El Instituto Cervantes de Chicago Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

El Instituto Cervantes de Chicago, centro educativo y cultural español premier celebra el Mes Nacional de la Herenia Hispana con una serie de programaciones públicas especiales, la mayoría sin costo… Read more »

Ideas para Honrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Chicago

Ideas para Honrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Chicago

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Retrato Pop-Art de Frida Kahlo – Celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana Cuando: Domingo, 29 de Sept. Hora: 3 p.m. a 6 p.m. Donde: Workshop… Read more »

García y Cunningham Celebran la Aprobación de Legislación que Salva Vidas

García y Cunningham Celebran la Aprobación de Legislación que Salva Vidas

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Acta Vivienda Segura para Familias (H.W. 1690, ahora titulada CO Alerts Act) fue aprobada el martes en la Cámara de Representantes de E.U. con apoyo bipartisano…. Read more »

Tips to Ask Your Doctor

Tips to Ask Your Doctor

By: Edith A. Perez, MD, Chair, SU2C Committee for Health Equity in Cancer Clinical Trials, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine  Edited by Lawndale Bilingual News Unfortunately, cancer… Read more »

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Eligibility Guidelines Set for 2019-20 School Year

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Eligibility Guidelines Set for 2019-20 School Year

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced the eligibility guidelines for students to receive free and reduced-price lunch, breakfast, and after-school snacks through the National School Lunch Program… Read more »

Community Leaders Call for Investigation into Lincoln Yards ‘TIF Cover Up’

Community Leaders Call for Investigation into Lincoln Yards ‘TIF Cover Up’

Lincoln Yards protesters held a news conference last Thursday outside of the Harold Washington Library to “demand a return of $1.3 billion in ill-gotten Lincoln Yards TIF funds.” In light… Read more »

City Addresses Key Priorities

City Addresses Key Priorities

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot on Wednesday was joined by advocacy organizations, elected officials and her cabinet for an event and panel discussion to reflect on the first 100… Read more »

Que Debe Preguntar a su Doctor

Que Debe Preguntar a su Doctor

Por: Edith A. Pérez, MD, Directora, SU2C Comité de Equidad de Salud en Pruebas Clínicas de Cáncer, Profesora de Medicina, Colegio de Medicina de la Clínica Mayo Editada por Lawndale… Read more »

Guía de Elegibilidad para Comidas Gratuitas y de Precio Reducido Para el Año Escolar 2019-20

Guía de Elegibilidad para Comidas Gratuitas y de Precio Reducido Para el Año Escolar 2019-20

La Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois (ISBE) anunció las guías de eligibilidad para que los estudiantes reciban almuerzo y desayuno gratuito o a precio reducido y bocadillos después… Read more »

Líderes Comunitarios Piden Investigación Sobre el ‘TIF Cover Up’ de Lincoln Yards

Líderes Comunitarios Piden Investigación Sobre el ‘TIF Cover Up’ de Lincoln Yards

Protestantes de Lincoln Yards sostuvieron una conferencia de prensa el pasado jueves frente a la Biblioteca Harold Washington para “demandar un reembolso de $1.3 mil millones en fondos TIF de… Read more »

La Ciudad Aborda Prioridades Clave

La Ciudad Aborda Prioridades Clave

Por: Ashmar Mandou A la Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot se unieron el miércoles organizaciones afiliadas, funcionarios electos y su gabinete, en un evento y debate de panel, para reflejar los… Read more »

Humboldt Park Families Fight Back Against Displacement

Humboldt Park Families Fight Back Against Displacement

By: Ashmar Mandou Tenants of the 2800 block of West Division, a building which has provided affordable housing to the Humboldt Park community for decades, are fighting back against the… Read more »

Aldermen Urge Mayor Lightfoot to Keep First 100 Days Pledge or Risk Department of Public Health Grants

Aldermen Urge Mayor Lightfoot to Keep First 100 Days Pledge or Risk Department of Public Health Grants

By: Ashmar Mandou Aldermen are calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to re- evaluate the HIV/STI Bureau’s recent funding decisions that resulted in an “inequitable distribution of resources favoring large institutions… Read more »

Labor Day Fun

Labor Day Fun

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Navy Pier Summer Fireworks August 31st Free Admission Navy Pier www.navypier.com Don’t miss the last chance to catch Navy Pier’s spectacular fireworks this summer. The night… Read more »

Back to School for Aspiring Teachers

Back to School for Aspiring Teachers

On Wednesday evening of last week, Grow Your Own Illinois celebrated the beginning of the new school year for nearly 100 aspiring teachers of color who are studying at 12… Read more »

Las Familias de Humboldt Park Luchan Contra el Desplazamiento

Las Familias de Humboldt Park Luchan Contra el Desplazamiento

Por Ashmar Mandou Inquilinos de la cuadra 2800 de West Division, edificio que ha provisto viviendo cómoda a la comunidad de Humboldt Park por décadas, está luchando contra la reciente… Read more »

Diversión para el Labor Day

Diversión para el Labor Day

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Fuegos Pirotécnicos de Verano en Navy Pier 31 de Agosto Admisión Gratuita www.navypier.com No se pierda la última oportunidad de disfrutar los espectaculares fuegos pirotécnicos de… Read more »

Regreso a la Escuela para Maestros Aspirantes

Regreso a la Escuela para Maestros Aspirantes

El viernes por la tarde de la semana pasada, Grow Your Own Illinois (GYO) celebró el comienzo del nuevo año escolar para cerca de 100 aspirantes a maestros, de color,… Read more »

Uber Moves to Old Post Office

Uber Moves to Old Post Office

By: Ashmar Mandou Uber Technologies will officially call the Old Main Post Office home, according to reports earlier this week. The company signed a 10-year lease and will occupy 463,000… Read more »

Illinois Becomes Second State to Enact Immigrant Tenant Protection Act

Illinois Becomes Second State to Enact Immigrant Tenant Protection Act

By: Ashmar Mandou On Wednesday morning, Illinois became the second state to enact the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act, prohibiting landlords from evicting or striking back against a tenant based on… Read more »

Walgreens Celebrates Ten Years of Youth Empowerment

Walgreens Celebrates Ten Years of Youth Empowerment

Walgreens is proud to launch the 10th Annual Expressions Challenge, a creative arts competition for teens to voice their opinions on critical issues and encourage healthy decisions for a healthy… Read more »

Fight for Madero Land

Fight for Madero Land

By: Ashmar Mandou A group of residents in the Little Village neighborhood will be holding a meeting on Thursday in front of Madero School in an effort to keep the… Read more »

Uber se Cambia a la Antigua Oficina de Correos

Uber se Cambia a la Antigua Oficina de Correos

Por: Ashmar Mandou Uber Technologies llamará oficialmente su hogar a la Antigua Oficina Principal de Correos, de acuerdo a reportes de principio de esta semana. La compañía firmó un contrato… Read more »

Illinois se Convierte en el Segundo Estado en Promulgar la Ley de Protección de Inquilinos Inmigrantes

Illinois se Convierte en el Segundo Estado en Promulgar la Ley de Protección de Inquilinos Inmigrantes

Por: Ashmar Mandou El miércoles por la mañana, Illinois se convirtió en el segundo estado en promulgar la Ley de Protección de Inquilinos Inmigrantes, prohibiendo a los propietarios desalojar o… Read more »

Walgreens Celebra Diez Años de Empoderamiento Juvenil

Walgreens Celebra Diez Años de Empoderamiento Juvenil

Walgreens se enorgullece en lanzar el 10th Annual Expressions Challenge, una creativa competencia de arte para adolescentes, para hacer oir sus opiniones en temas críticos y estimular decisiones saludables para… Read more »

Lucha por el Terreno de Madero

Lucha por el Terreno de Madero

Por: Ashmar Mandou Un grupo de residentes del barrio de la Villita tendrán una junta el jueves, frente a la Escuela Madero, en un esfuerzo por conservar el terreno público,… Read more »

‘I love the community feel of Cicero’

‘I love the community feel of Cicero’

By: Ashmar Mandou Without a shadow of a doubt, Patricia Sturdevant’s heart belongs in Cicero. As one of eight siblings, Sturdevant grew up in Cicero with no plans of relocating… Read more »

Latinx Community Defining Future of Consumption

Latinx Community Defining Future of Consumption

By: Ashmar Mandou Latinx consumers are defining the future of consumption, reports Nielsen using Census data. Nielsen’s latest Diverse Intelligence Series report, La Oportunidad Latinx: Cultural Currency and the Consumer… Read more »

Jerry Velazquez – the Spanish Voice of Aladdin

Jerry Velazquez – the Spanish Voice of Aladdin

By Nikoleta Morales Jerry Velazquez is a Mexican actor and a singer who recently voiced over the character of Aladdin in the Spanish language version of the film. His career… Read more »

Political Sidebar

Political Sidebar

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Political Sidebar is a weekly round-up of commentary from elected officials around the Chicagoland area discussing topical issues affecting their communities. Castro Gives School Nurses Ability… Read more »

Me Encanta el Sentido Comunitario de Cicero

Me Encanta el Sentido Comunitario de Cicero

Por: Ashmar Mandou Sin sombra de duda, el corazón de Patricia Sturdevant pertenece a Cicero. Como una de ocho hermanos, Sturdevan creció en Cicero sin planes de mudarse pronto. “Me… Read more »

La Comunidad Latina Define el Futuro del Consumo

La Comunidad Latina Define el Futuro del Consumo

Por: Ashmar Mandou Los consumidores latinos están definiendo al consumo, reporta Nielsen utilizando datos Census. El último reporte Serie de Inteligencia Diversa de Nielsen La Oportunidad Latina: Moneda Cultural y… Read more »

Barra Política

Barra Política

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Barra Política es un resumen semanal de comentarios de funcionarios electos en el área de Chicago que discute temas de actualidad que afectan a sus comunidades…. Read more »

Conservation Leadership Conference Inspires STEAM Careers for Teens

Conservation Leadership Conference Inspires STEAM Careers for Teens

Approximately 350 Chicagoland teens were introduced to exciting careers in wildlife and nature at the third annual Teen Conservation Leadership Conference, presented by the Chicago Zoological Society, in partnership with… Read more »

Shootings in America

Shootings in America

By: Ashmar Mandou This past weekend, dual massacres occurred in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. At least 31 people were killed, and dozens more were injured in these mass… Read more »

García Statement on the Domestic Terrorist Attack in El Paso

García Statement on the Domestic Terrorist Attack in El Paso

Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement in response to the domestic terrorist attack in El Paso over the weekend: “Our nation is in shock and we are… Read more »

Chicago Girls Compete in ComEd Icebox Derby

Chicago Girls Compete in ComEd Icebox Derby

Caption Ashmar Mandou Thirty young women ages 13 to 18 participated in the sixth-annual ComEd Icebox Derby, a program the energy company developed to encourage women to pursue science, technology,… Read more »

Conferencia de Liderazgo para la Conservación Inspira Carreras STEAM Para Adolescentes

Conferencia de Liderazgo para la Conservación Inspira Carreras STEAM Para Adolescentes

Aproximadamente 350 adolescentes de Chicago fueron expuestos a atrayentes carreras en la vida silvestre y la naturaleza, en la tercera Conferencia de Liderazgo para la Conservación anual, presentada por Chicago… Read more »

Balaceras en Estados Unidos

Balaceras en Estados Unidos

Por: Ashmar Mandou Este pasado fin de semana ocurrieron dos masacres, en El Paso, Texas y en Dayton, Ohio. Por lo menos 31 personas resultaron muertas y docenas más quedaron… Read more »

Declaración del Congresista García Sobre el Ataque Terrorista en El Paso

Declaración del Congresista García Sobre el Ataque Terrorista en El Paso

El Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) dio la siguiente declaración en respuesta al ataque terrorista doméstico en El Paso el fin de semana: “Nuestra nación está en shock y estamos… Read more »

Jovencitas de Chicago Compiten en el Icebox Derby de ComEd

Jovencitas de Chicago Compiten en el Icebox Derby de ComEd

Pie de Foto de Ashmar Mandou Treinta jóvencitas de 13 a 18 años participaron en el sexto ComEd Icebox Derby anual, programa que la compañía de electricidad desarrolló para animar… Read more »

Lollapalooza Returns

Lollapalooza Returns

By: Ashmar Mandou Lollapalooza Music Festival returns to Grant Park Thursday, drawing hundreds of thousands to Chicago’s lakefront for the highly anticipated four-day event featuring over 170 performances spanned across… Read more »

Living Pain-Free

Living Pain-Free

By: Ashmar Mandou According to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Latinos tend to be more sensitive to pain than other ethnic groups, however fewer Latinos report… Read more »

CPS Announce Opportunity Schools Expansion

CPS Announce Opportunity Schools Expansion

By: Ashmar Mandou Chicago Public Schools (CPS) on Tuesday announced the addition of ten new high schools to the CPS Opportunity Schools program for the 2019-20 school year, bringing the… Read more »

Pappas: Cook County Property Taxes Due Thursday

Pappas: Cook County Property Taxes Due Thursday

Property owners must pay the Second Installment of their Cook County property taxes by August 1, 2019, to avoid hefty late charges imposed by state law, Treasurer Maria Pappas said…. Read more »

Lollapalooza Regresa

Lollapalooza Regresa

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Festival de Música Lollapalooza regresa al Grant Park el jueves, atrayendo a cientos de miles al frente del lago de Chicago por el tan anticipado evento… Read more »

Cómo Vivir Sin Dolor

Cómo Vivir Sin Dolor

Por: Ashmar Mandou De acuerdo al Instituto Nacional de Disparidades de Salud y Salud Minoritaria, los latinos tienden a ser más sensitivos al dolor que otros grupos étnicos, sin embargo,… Read more »

CPS Anuncia Expansión de Escuelas de Oportunidad

CPS Anuncia Expansión de Escuelas de Oportunidad

Por: Ashmar Mandou Las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) anunciaron el martes la adición de diez nuevas secundarias al programa Escuelas de Oportunidad de CPS para el año escolar 2019-20,… Read more »

Pappas: El Pago de Impuestos de Propiedad Vence el Jueves

Pappas: El Pago de Impuestos de Propiedad Vence el Jueves

Los dueños de propiedad deben pagar el Segundo Pago de sus impuestos de propiedad al Condado de Cook, para el 1º de agosto del 2019, para evitar fuertes cargos tardíos… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Signs Two New Laws Protecting Immigrant Youth

Gov. Pritzker Signs Two New Laws Protecting Immigrant Youth

By: Ashmar Mandou Immigrant rights advocates and state lawmakers stood alongside Governor JB Pritzker as he signed two new laws to protect immigration youth in Illinois on Tuesday. “The accomplishments… Read more »

‘No room for racists’

‘No room for racists’

By: Ashmar Mandou Immigrant rights organizations and protestors with signs reading, “no room for racists,” staged a vigil on Tuesday outside of the annual Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) trade… Read more »

Nurses Picket Over Patient Care and Safety at University of Chicago Medical Center

Nurses Picket Over Patient Care and Safety at University of Chicago Medical Center

By: Ashmar Mandou Registered nurses held an information picket and rally on Monday at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) to inform the public of their apprehensions about patient… Read more »

Surviving the Heat

Surviving the Heat

By: Ashmar Mandou With the heat index soaring over 100 degrees this past weekend, physicians at the Cook County Health (CCH) urged Chicagoans to take measures to stay cool. As… Read more »

‘No Hay Lugar Para Racistas’

‘No Hay Lugar Para Racistas’

Por: Ashmar Mandou Organizaciones pro derechos de los inmigrantes y manifestantes con letreros diciendo”no hay lugar para racistas”, formaron una vigilia el martes, fuera del simposio comercial anual de Aduanas… Read more »

Manifestaciones de Enfermeras Sobre la Atención y Seguridad del Paciente en el Centro Médico de la Universidad de Chicago

Manifestaciones de Enfermeras Sobre la Atención y Seguridad del Paciente en el Centro Médico de la Universidad de Chicago

Por Ashmar Mandou Enfermeras registradas hicieron una manifestación informativa el lunes en el Centro Médico de la Universidad de Chicago (UCMC) para informar al público sus aprehensiones sobre el cuidado… Read more »

Sobreviviendo el Calor

Sobreviviendo el Calor

Por Ashmar Mandou Con el índice de calor sobrepasando los 100 grados este pasado fin de semana, los doctores de Cook County Health (CCH) exhortan a los residentes de Chicago… Read more »

City Announces Additional Protections, Resources for Immigrant, Refugee Communities

City Announces Additional Protections, Resources for Immigrant, Refugee Communities

City Hall announced a package of executive actions to provide additional protections and resources for Chicago’s immigrant and refugee communities in response to the reported targeted deportation raids by Immigration… Read more »

Latino Caucus to Highlight Key Illinois Immigrant Protections at Daley Plaza Rally

Latino Caucus to Highlight Key Illinois Immigrant Protections at Daley Plaza Rally

State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, State Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, and fellow members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus joined an estimated crowd of 10,000 people to draw attention… Read more »

Students, Teachers Speak Out for Adult Education

Students, Teachers Speak Out for Adult Education

By: Ashmar Mandou Surmounting disappointment over the changes in the Adult Education Program at Chicago City Colleges (CCC), has caused AFSCME 3506, the union that represents teachers and coordinators at… Read more »

Legendary Actor Eugenio Derbez Talks Filming in the Jungle, Dora the Movie, and How He Almost ‘Died’ Acting

Legendary Actor Eugenio Derbez Talks Filming in the Jungle, Dora the Movie, and How He Almost ‘Died’ Acting

By Nikoleta Morales If you don’t know who Eugenio Derbez is you definitely have to do your diligence and head straight to the movie theater on August 9 to see… Read more »

Latinx in the 2020 Census

Latinx in the 2020 Census

By: Ashmar Mandou Why is the census important? The decennial census is the most inclusive civic activity in the country, covering every person in every household. The U.S. Constitution requires… Read more »

CTU Responds to District Contract Proposals

CTU Responds to District Contract Proposals

By: Ashmar Mandou Last week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that she made a $300 million offer to the Chicago Teachers Union that would give teachers a 14 percent pay raise… Read more »

Give It a Taste

Give It a Taste

By: Ashmar Mandou Taste of Chicago returns for the 39th year this weekend through July 14th and we have your roundup of what to expect in food, music, and family-fun… Read more »

Spotlight: Corazón Community Services

Spotlight: Corazón Community Services

By: Ashmar Mandou Behind every altruistic effort or illuminating project is an organization working around the clock for the betterment of their community. Each month we will place a spotlight… Read more »

John Leguizamo to Bring Smash Hit to Cadillac Palace Theatre

John Leguizamo to Bring Smash Hit to Cadillac Palace Theatre

Following its hit Broadway run, John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons will play Broadway in Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre this fall, beginning October 29th through November 3rd, 2019. Written and… Read more »

CTU responde a las propuestas de contrato del distrito

CTU responde a las propuestas de contrato del distrito

Por: Ashmar Mandou La semana pasada, la alcaldesa Lori Lightfoot anunció que hizo una oferta de $ 300 millones al Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago que les daría a los… Read more »

SPOTLIGHT: Corazón Community Services

SPOTLIGHT: Corazón Community Services

Por: Ashmar Mandou Detrás de cada esfuerzo altruista o proyecto esclarecedor hay una organización que trabaja las 24 horas del día para mejorar su comunidad. Cada mes, haremos hincapié en… Read more »

John Leguizamo traerá un gran éxito al teatro Cadillac Palace

John Leguizamo traerá un gran éxito al teatro Cadillac Palace

Luego de su exitosa carrera en Broadway, la Historia Latina de John Leguizamo para Morons tocará en Broadway en el Cadillac Palace Theatre de Chicago este otoño, desde el 29… Read more »

Fourth of July Fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou The Fourth of July is finally here and it is time to partake in the many celebrations occurring across the city of Chicago. We gathered up… Read more »

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry Reveals New, Bold Brand Identity and Name Change to Reflect Broader Mission

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry Reveals New, Bold Brand Identity and Name Change to Reflect Broader Mission

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry unveiled a bold new brand identity and name change to Beyond Hunger – The new brand identity reflects the evolution of the organization and… Read more »

Easy Tips for Summer Learning

Easy Tips for Summer Learning

Research about how much children lose ground over the summer is well documented. The thing is, though, kids don’t have to lose over the summer. In fact, you can encourage… Read more »

Is personalization changing the way we buy?

Is personalization changing the way we buy?

By: Francisco Giménez We live in a modern world where people want their products and services “in their own way” and therefore expect companies to offer personalized options. Gone are… Read more »

Fuegos Pirotécnicos del Cuatro de Julio

Fuegos Pirotécnicos del Cuatro de Julio

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou El cuatro de julio finalmente llegó y es hora de participar en las muchas celebraciones que tienen lugar en la ciudad de Chicago. Recopilamos los shows… Read more »

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry Revela una Nueva y Audaz Identidad de Marca y Cambio de Nombre para Reflejar una Misión Más Amplia

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry Revela una Nueva y Audaz Identidad de Marca y Cambio de Nombre para Reflejar una Misión Más Amplia

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry reveló una nueva y audaz identidad de marca y cambio de nombre a Beyond Hunger (Más Allá del Hambre) – La nueva identidad de… Read more »

Know Your Status: ‘GTZ-IL to end HIV epidemic by 2030’

Know Your Status: ‘GTZ-IL to end HIV epidemic by 2030’

By: Ashmar Mandou According to Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL), a state-wide initiative to end the HIV epidemic in the state by 2030, an estimated 39, 842 people were living… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Signs Bills Protecting Illinoisans from Cancer-causing Chemicals

Gov. Pritzker Signs Bills Protecting Illinoisans from Cancer-causing Chemicals

Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation tightening restrictions on the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide in Illinois. The bills, SB1852 and SB1854, were proposed after tests showed alarming levels of ethylene oxide… Read more »

‘Cicero will not support, assist or facilitate any actions by ICE in the Town of Cicero’

‘Cicero will not support, assist or facilitate any actions by ICE in the Town of Cicero’

Statement from Town Cicero President Larry Dominick Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board of Trustees want to remind residents that Cicero does not work with ICE,… Read more »

Spotlight: ChildServ: Building Better Lives for Children and Families

Spotlight: ChildServ: Building Better Lives for Children and Families

By: Ashmar Mandou Behind every altruistic effort or illuminating project is an organization working around the clock for the betterment of their community. We place a spotlight on organizations across… Read more »

Conoce Tu Estado

Conoce Tu Estado

Por: Ashmar Mandou De acuerdo a Zero Illinois, iniciativa a nivel estatal para terminar con la epidemia de VIH en el estado para el 2030, un estimado de 39,842 personas… Read more »

El Gob. Pritzker Firma Proyectos que Protegen a los Residentes de Illinois de Químicos que Causan Cáncer

El Gob. Pritzker Firma Proyectos que Protegen a los Residentes de Illinois de Químicos que Causan Cáncer

El Gobernador JB Pritzker firmó una legislación que fortalece las retricciones del químico causanste de cáncer, óxido etileno, en Illinois. Los proyectos SB1852 y SB1854 fueron propuestos después que pruebas… Read more »

‘Cicero no Apoyará, Ayudará o Facilitará Ninguna Acción de ICE en el Municipio de Cicero’

‘Cicero no Apoyará, Ayudará o Facilitará Ninguna Acción de ICE en el Municipio de Cicero’

Declaración del Presidente de Cicero Larry Dominick El Presidente de Cicero, Larry Dominick y la Junta de Fideicomiso del Municipio de Cicero, recuerdan a los residentes que Cicero no trabaja… Read more »

Enfoque: ChildServ: Haciendo una Vida Mejor para Niños y Familias

Enfoque: ChildServ: Haciendo una Vida Mejor para Niños y Familias

Por: Ashmar Mandou Tras cada esfuerzo altruísta o brillante proyecto, está una organización que trabaja todo el día para el mejoramiento de su comunidad. Ponemos un enfoque en organizaciones del… Read more »

Ruido Fest: More Acts, New Location

Ruido Fest: More Acts, New Location

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Ruido Fest, Latin-music themed, three-day festival returns to Chicago for its fifth anniversary with a robust list of diverse musical acts. This weekend, artists will descend… Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot, CPS Launch Groundbreaking Summer Program

Mayor Lightfoot, CPS Launch Groundbreaking Summer Program

By: Ashmar Mandou A new groundbreaking summer program called Summer for Change (S4C) designed to reach Chicago’s vulnerable youth launched Wednesday with the help of Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and… Read more »

Is work stressing you out? Here are tips to help fight it

Is work stressing you out? Here are tips to help fight it

By Dr. Gary Grosel, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois Feeling stressed at work? If so, you’re not alone. A recent Gallup Poll revealed that 55 percent of Americans said… Read more »

La Magia de Los Libros

La Magia de Los Libros

Por Sylvia Tencer  El Festival Internacional del Libro, BEA, BookExpo y BookCon se realizó en la ciudad de Nueva York.  Asistieron más de 30,000 personas, celebridades, editores, publicistas y amantes de la… Read more »

Ruido Fest: Más Actos, Nueva Ubicación

Ruido Fest: Más Actos, Nueva Ubicación

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Ruido Fest, festival de música latina de tres días, regresa Chicago en su quinto aniversario, con una fuerte lista de diversos actos musicales. Este fin de… Read more »

La Alcaldesa Lightfoot y CPS Lanzan Innovador Programa de Verano

La Alcaldesa Lightfoot y CPS Lanzan Innovador Programa de Verano

Por Ashmar Mandou Un nuevo e innovador programa de verano, llamado Summer for Change (S4C), diseñado para llegar a los jóvenes vulnerables de Chicago fue lanzado el miércoles, con la… Read more »

¿Te está Estresando el Trabajo? A Continuación Unos Consejos para Combatirlo

¿Te está Estresando el Trabajo? A Continuación Unos Consejos para Combatirlo

Por Dr. Gary Grosel, funcionario médico en jefe, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois ¿Te sientes estresado en el trabajo? Si tu respuesta es si, no estás solo. Un reciente estudio Gallup Poll… Read more »

LatiNxt Returns

LatiNxt Returns

By: Ashmar Mandou LatiNxt, will once again take over Navy Pier’s musical stage for the second year in a row with epic performances from musically diverse artists spanning the globe…. Read more »

Spotlight: Be The Match

Spotlight: Be The Match

By: Ashmar Mandou Behind every altruistic effort or illuminating project is an organization working around the clock for the betterment of their community. Each month we will place a spotlight… Read more »

Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street® Joins ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®

Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street® Joins ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition will celebrate their 13th annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event in Chicago with a… Read more »

Ethics Reform Package to Bring Increased Transparency, Oversight to the City Council

Ethics Reform Package to Bring Increased Transparency, Oversight to the City Council

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot on Wednesday introduced a new package of ethics reforms to the City Council that will increase ethics requirements for members of the City Council and bring… Read more »

Regresa LatiNxt

Regresa LatiNxt

Por: Ashmar Mandou LatiNxt, llega una vez más al estrado musical de Navy Pier por segundo año consecutivo con actuaciones épicas de artistas mundialmente diversos, musicalmente hablando, LatiNxt Presentado por… Read more »

Camina Elmo de Sesame Street se Une a ¡Vive Tu Vida Get Up! Get Moving!

Camina Elmo de Sesame Street se Une a ¡Vive Tu Vida Get Up! Get Moving!

El sábado, 15 de junio, National Alliance for Hispanic Health and Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition celebrará su tercer evento anual ¡Vive Tu Vida Get Up! Get Moving! en Chicago, con… Read more »

Paquete de Reformas Eticas para Brindar Mayor Transparencia y Supervisión al Concilio de la Ciudad

Paquete de Reformas Eticas para Brindar Mayor Transparencia y Supervisión al Concilio de la Ciudad

La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot introdujo el miércoles un nuevo paquete de reformas éticas al Concilio de la Ciudad, que aumentarán los requisitos éticos para los miembros del Concilio de… Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot: ‘We want the highest level of transparency’

Mayor Lightfoot: ‘We want the highest level of transparency’

By: Ashmar Mandou During Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced her commitment to introduce various new ethics reforms to City Council that are intended to increase ethics… Read more »

Men’s Health: Common Myths Debunked

Men’s Health: Common Myths Debunked

By: Ashmar Mandou When it comes to men’s health, there’s no shortage of misinformation floating around that is commonly shared among guys at work, the gym, and at family gatherings…. Read more »

Actor Marc Clotet Gives First Interview in English for Lawndale News

Actor Marc Clotet Gives First Interview in English for Lawndale News

By Nikoleta Morales Spanish actor Marc Clotet has starred in several successful series in Spain including, “El Comisario”, “Física o Química”, “Amar es para Siempre”, “El Caso”, and “Tiempos de… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Chicago Park District Presents Young at Heart Queer Film Fest at Humboldt Where: Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Humboldt Blvd. When: Thursday, June 6th Time: 8:30p.m., to… Read more »

Salud Masculina: Mitos Comunes Desenmascarados

Salud Masculina: Mitos Comunes Desenmascarados

Por: Ashmar Mandou Cuando se trata de la salud masculina, hay mucha información errónea que se comparte entre los compañeros de trabajo, en el gimnasio y en las reuniones familiares…. Read more »

City Leaders Urge Illinois General Assembly to Pass Reproductive Health Act of 2019

City Leaders Urge Illinois General Assembly to Pass Reproductive Health Act of 2019

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, City Clerk Valencia, City Treasurer Conyears-Ervin, and aldermen from across Chicago today called on members of the Illinois General Assembly to pass the… Read more »

Summer Break Motivation

Summer Break Motivation

By: Ashmar Mandou It may be challenging to keep your children proactive this summer, but we’ve compiled a list of tips to help parents keep their children motivated this summer… Read more »

Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

By: Ashmar Mandou Summer is upon us once and parents are beginning to plan for their children’s days. Dreams of days filled with zoo visits, beaches, and carnivals are in… Read more »

City Council Approves Changes to Council Rules

City Council Approves Changes to Council Rules

By: Ashmar Mandou The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved changes proposed by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot to revise City Council’s Rules of Order and Procedure and created new City… Read more »

Líderes de la Ciudad Exhortan a la Asamblea General de Illinois a Aprobar el Acta de Salud Reproductiva del 2019

Líderes de la Ciudad Exhortan a la Asamblea General de Illinois a Aprobar el Acta de Salud Reproductiva del 2019

Por: Ashmar Mandou La Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot, la Secretaria Valencia, el Tesorero de la Ciudad Conyears-Ervin y concejales de todo Chicago pidieron hoy a todos los miembros de la… Read more »

Maneras de Prevenir la Pérdida de Aprendizaje Durante el Verano

Maneras de Prevenir la Pérdida de Aprendizaje Durante el Verano

Por Ashmar Mandou El verano está aquí y los padres están comenzando a planear los días de sus hijos. Sueños de días llenos de visitas al zoológico, las playas y… Read more »

Hundreds in Rally Show Support for Roe vs. Wade

Hundreds in Rally Show Support for Roe vs. Wade

In response to legislation effectively banning abortion in states across the country – most recently including Georgia, Alabama and neighboring Missouri – hundreds of reproductive health care supporters gathered at… Read more »

Negotiations Continue on Property Tax Reform Bill

Negotiations Continue on Property Tax Reform Bill

House Assistant Majority Leader Will Davis, Revenue Committee Chairman Mike Zalewski, and Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi met Tuesday afternoon with representatives of labor unions and industry interest groups to… Read more »

Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago

Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago

By: Ashmar Mandou Widely known as the “unofficial kick-off” to the summer, Memorial Day weekend is a time when neighborhoods become more lively, families lay out blankets for a lakefront… Read more »

New Mayor Promises to do More

New Mayor Promises to do More

By: Ashmar Mandou Lori E. Lightfoot on Monday was sworn in as the 56th Mayor of Chicago with her wife, Amy Eshleman, and daughter, Vivian, at her side. Thousands of… Read more »

Cientos en el Rally Show en Apoyo a Roe vs. Wade

Cientos en el Rally Show en Apoyo a Roe vs. Wade

En respuesta a una legislación que prohibe el aborto en algunos estados del país – la mayoría recientemente incluyendo a Georgia, Alabama y el vecino Missouri – cientos de partidarios… Read more »

Continúan las Negociaciones Sobre el Proyecto de Ley de Reforma del Impuesto Predial

Continúan las Negociaciones Sobre el Proyecto de Ley de Reforma del Impuesto Predial

El Asistente de la Cámara Líder de las Mayorías, Will Davis, el Director del Comité de Ingresos, Mike Zalewski y el Asesor del Condado de Cook, Firtz Kaegi, se reunieron… Read more »

Fin de Semana del Memorial Day en Chicago

Fin de Semana del Memorial Day en Chicago

Por: Ashmar Mandou Ampliamente conocido como el “inicio no oficial” del verano, el fin de semana del Memorial Day es una etapa en que los barrios se ven más alegres,… Read more »

La Nueva Alcaldesa Promete Hacer Más

La Nueva Alcaldesa Promete Hacer Más

Por: Ashmar Mandou Lori E. Lightfoot fue juramentada el lunes como la Alcaldesa No. 56 de Chicago, con su esposa, Amy Eshleman y su hija, Vivian, a su lado. Miles… Read more »

Latinos and Mental Health

Latinos and Mental Health

By: Ashmar Mandou Latinos are no different when it comes to commonness of mental health conditions when compared to the rest of their peers. However, your concerns or experiences and… Read more »

State Introduces Getting to Zero Illinois HIV Plan

State Introduces Getting to Zero Illinois HIV Plan

Governor JB Pritzker, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) introduced the Getting to… Read more »

Political Sidebar

Political Sidebar

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Political Sidebar is a weekly round-up of commentary from elected officials around the Chicagoland area discussing topical issues affecting their communities. State Senator Omar Aquino Advances… Read more »

NMMA Gala Recap

NMMA Gala Recap

On Friday evening, May 3rd Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art celebrated its annual benefit at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Themed Noche de Encanto (Evening of Enchantment), the Gala de… Read more »

Los Latinos y la Salud Mental

Los Latinos y la Salud Mental

Por: Ashmar Mandou Los latinos no son diferentes cuando se trata de causas comunes de condiciones de salud mental, cuando se compara con el resto de sus congéneres. Sin embargo,… Read more »

El Estado Introduce el Plan llegando a Cero en VIH para Illinois

El Estado Introduce el Plan llegando a Cero en VIH para Illinois

El Gobernador JB Pritzker, el Alcalde Rahm Emanuel, el Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois (IDPH), el Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago (CDPH) y la Fundación SIDA de Chicago… Read more »

Barra Política

Barra Política

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Barra política es un resumen semanal de comentarios de funcionarios electos del área de Chicago discutiendo temas de actualidad que afectan sus comunidades. Senador Estatal Omar… Read more »

Resumen de la Gala de NMMA

Resumen de la Gala de NMMA

El viernes por la tarde, el 3 de mayo, el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano (NMMA) celebró su beneficio anual en el Hotel Radisson Blu Aqua. Con el tema Noche… Read more »

On the Table Conversations to Create a Memo to the Mayor

On the Table Conversations to Create a Memo to the Mayor

By: Daniel Ash Associate Vice President, Community Impact The Chicago Community Trust As Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot prepares to step into her new position as mayor, Lawndale News readers have… Read more »

ComEd Building Stronger, Diverse Workforce

ComEd Building Stronger, Diverse Workforce

By: Ashmar Mandou Since its launch in 2013, ComEd’s CONSTRUCT Program has been building a stronger, more diverse workforce for the construction industry by training qualified minority candidates for construction-related… Read more »

Making the Most of Mother’s Day: Five Tips to Consider to Help Support Women’s Health

Making the Most of Mother’s Day: Five Tips to Consider to Help Support Women’s Health

By: Dr. Gary Grosel, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois Edited by Lawndale Bilingual News Mother’s Day is part of the springtime cycle of renewal and rebirth. It’s also an… Read more »

Senate Passes RISE Act, Awaits Pritzker’s Signature

Senate Passes RISE Act, Awaits Pritzker’s Signature

By: Ashmar Mandou House Bill 2691 that would create the Retention of Illinois Students and Equity (RISE) Act to ensure financial aid equity for minority and marginalized young people, passed… Read more »

ComEd Establece una Fuerza Laboral más Fuerte y Diversa

ComEd Establece una Fuerza Laboral más Fuerte y Diversa

Por Ashmar Mandou Desde su lanzamiento en el 2013, el Programa CONSTRUCT de ComEd ha estado estableciendo una fuerza laboral más fuerte y diversa para la industria de la construcción,… Read more »

El Senado Aprueba el Acta RISE y Espera la Firma de Pritzker

El Senado Aprueba el Acta RISE y Espera la Firma de Pritzker

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Proyecto 2691 de la Cámara, que crearía la Retención y Equidad de los Estudiantes de Illinois (RISE) garantizando la equidad en ayuda financiera para las personas… Read more »

Spotlight: Las Jefas

Spotlight: Las Jefas

By: Ashmar Mandou Behind every altruistic effort or illuminating project is an organization working around the clock for the betterment of their community. Each month we will place a spotlight… Read more »

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou By now, we all know, hopefully, that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Battle of Puebla that took place May 5th, 1862. Today, Cinco… Read more »

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Proclaims Young Latina Day April 11

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Proclaims Young Latina Day April 11

Recognizing the positive achievements of young Hispanic women, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel presented to Gabriela Rodil, treasurer and board member of the nonprofit Fig Factor Foundation, a proclamation declaring April… Read more »

Major Corporations Sign onto The Hispanic Promise

Major Corporations Sign onto The Hispanic Promise

Unilever, Microsoft, SAP, Nielsen, Mars, Incorporated, KIND and EY are among the 45+ corporations to sign the first-of-its-kind diversity and inclusion pledge for Hispanics in America – The Hispanic Promise. The… Read more »

Enfoque: Las Jefas

Enfoque: Las Jefas

Por Ashmar Mandou Tras cada esfuerzo altruista o un buen proyecto está una organzación que trabaja sin descanso por el mejoramiento de su comunidad. Cada mes hacemos un enfoque en… Read more »

Celebra el Cinco de Mayo

Celebra el Cinco de Mayo

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Para ahora, ya todos sabemos, esperamos, que el Cinco de Mayo es una celebración de la Batalla de Puebla que tuvo lugar el 5 de Mayo… Read more »

El Alcalde Rahm Emanuel Proclama el Día 11 de Abril Como el Día de la Joven Latina

El Alcalde Rahm Emanuel Proclama el Día 11 de Abril Como el Día de la Joven Latina

Reconociendo los positivos logros de las jovencitas latinas, el Alcalde de Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, entregó a Gabriela Rodil, tesorera y miembro de la junta de la organización no lucrativa Fig… Read more »

Grandes Corporaciones Firman por La Promesa Hispana

Grandes Corporaciones Firman por La Promesa Hispana

Unilever, Microsoft, SAP, Nielsen, Mars, Incorporated, KIND y EY están entre las 45+ corporaciones que firman la promesa de inclusión y diversidad, primera en su clase, para Hispanos en Estados… Read more »

Starting Your Child’s Day the Healthy Way

Starting Your Child’s Day the Healthy Way

By: Ashmar Mandou As the old adage goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and a power breakfast headed to Laurel Hill Elementary in the Hanover Park… Read more »

Ortiz: Summer Jobs for Chicago Youth

Ortiz: Summer Jobs for Chicago Youth

State Rep. Aaron Ortiz D-Chicago, reminds teens from the 1st district, the importance of applying for a summer job at Once Summer Chicago. “As a former educator and college counselor… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Celebrates 100 Days in Office

Gov. Pritzker Celebrates 100 Days in Office

Governor JB Pritzker promised to think big for Illinois, and he’s living up to that commitment. Just 100 days in to his term, the Governor has ensured that 1.4 million Illinoisans… Read more »

Political Sidebar

Political Sidebar

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Political Sidebar is a weekly round-up of commentary from elected officials around the Chicagoland area discussing topical issues affecting their communities. Congressman García on the Environment… Read more »

Ortiz: Trabajos de Verano para los Jóvenes de Chicago

Ortiz: Trabajos de Verano para los Jóvenes de Chicago

El Rep. Estatal Aaron Ortiz D-Chicago, recuerda a los adolescentes del 1er. distrito, la importancia de solicitar un trabajo de verano en Once Summer Chicago. “Como ex educador y consejero… Read more »

El Gobernador Pritzker Celebra 100 Días en la Oficina

El Gobernador Pritzker Celebra 100 Días en la Oficina

El Gobernador JB Pritzker prometió pensar en grande para Illinois y vive para ese compromiso. Solo 100 días en la oficina y el Gobenrnador ha garantizado que 1.4 millones de… Read more »

Barra Política

Barra Política

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Barra Política un resumen semanal de comentarios de funcionarios electos del área de Chicago discutiendo temas de actualidad que afectan sus comunidades. Congresista García sobre el… Read more »

Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunts

By: Ashmar Mandou Who’s ready for an egg scavenger hunt? From the Chicago Park Districts to the Woodfield Mall, we have rallied a list of egg hunts occurring in and… Read more »

Healthy Tips that Help the Environment

Healthy Tips that Help the Environment

By: Ashmar Mandou Earth Day is approaching and did you know there are hundreds of ways you can help the environment and get healthier? Aside from the obvious ways of… Read more »

Ways Climate Change Affects the Mental Health of Young People

Ways Climate Change Affects the Mental Health of Young People

The European Parliament’s recent ban on single-use plastic products was hailed as a positive step in the world’s battle against climate change. Yet at the same time, younger generations around the… Read more »

Commissioner Anaya Responds to Chicago Inspector General Report on CPD Gang Database

Commissioner Anaya Responds to Chicago Inspector General Report on CPD Gang Database

“Last week, the City of Chicago Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its long-awaited report detailing the findings of its investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) gang database…. Read more »

Caza de Huevos de Pascua

Caza de Huevos de Pascua

Por: Ashmar Mandou ¿Quién está listo para buscar el tesoro? Desde los Distritos de Parques de Chicago a Woodfield Mall, hemos recopilado una lista de caza de huevos de pascua… Read more »

Consejos Saludables para Mejorar el Ambiente

Consejos Saludables para Mejorar el Ambiente

Por: Ashmar Mandou Se aproxima el Día del Planeta y, ¿Sabía usted que hay cientos de formas en las que usted puede ayudar a que el ambiente sea más saludable?… Read more »

Grassroots Organizations Demand Halt to Lincoln Yards and 78 TIF Votes

Grassroots Organizations Demand Halt to Lincoln Yards and 78 TIF Votes

By: Ashmar Mandou On Wednesday, the City Council approved a tax-increment financing deal for The 78 development in the South Loop by a vote of 31-14 as well as approved… Read more »

New Proposal Would Address Loopholes in Gun Licensing

New Proposal Would Address Loopholes in Gun Licensing

By: Ashmar Mandou The Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee and the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition along with CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson held a press conference on Tuesday to discuss… Read more »

‘Tobacco 21’ Becomes Law

‘Tobacco 21’ Becomes Law

By: Ashmar Mandou Governor JB Pritzker signed the “Tobacco 21,” a statewide bill that increases the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, making Illinois the first… Read more »

Medical Corner: A pharmacist’s advice for prescription medication adherence

Medical Corner: A pharmacist’s advice for prescription medication adherence

By: Ian Gyamfi Sarpong, Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens Medication nonadherence—when patients don’t take their medications as prescribed by their healthcare providers —is all too common, particularly among patients with chronic disease…. Read more »

Organizaciones Base Exigen Detener los Votos de TIF para Lincoln Yards y 78

Organizaciones Base Exigen Detener los Votos de TIF para Lincoln Yards y 78

Por: Ashmar Mandou El miércoles, el Concilio de la Ciudad aprobó un acuerdo de financiamiento de incremento de impuestos para el desarrollo de The 78 en el South Loop, por… Read more »

Nueva Propuesta Atendería las Lagunas en las Licencias de Armas

Nueva Propuesta Atendería las Lagunas en las Licencias de Armas

By: Ashmar Mandou Por Ashmar Mandou El Comité de Acctión en Prevención de Violencia de Armas y la Coalición de Prevención de Violencia de Armas de Illinois, junto con el… Read more »

‘Tabaco 21’ Se Convierte en Ley

‘Tabaco 21’ Se Convierte en Ley

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Gobernador JB Pritsker firmó un proyecto estatal de “Tabaco 21”, para aumentar la edad legal para comprar productos de tabaco, de 18 a 21 años, conviertiendo… Read more »

Rincón Médico: El Consejo de un Farmacéutico para la Adherencia de Medicamentos Recetados.

Rincón Médico: El Consejo de un Farmacéutico para la Adherencia de Medicamentos Recetados.

Por: Ian Gyamfi Sarpong, Gerente de Farmacia, Walgreens No adherencia a la medicación – cuando los pacientes no toman sus medicinas como las receta el doctor – es también muy… Read more »

Lori Lightfoot Makes History

Lori Lightfoot Makes History

By: Ashmar Mandou Chicago made history electing former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot, defeating Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff for Chicago mayor Tuesday. Lightfoot will be the first openly gay person… Read more »

Tips to Help Make Walking More Fun and Effective

Tips to Help Make Walking More Fun and Effective

By Dr. Julie Daftari, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois Edited by Lawndale Bilingual News With spring’s arrival and the days getting warmer and longer, people in Illinois can put… Read more »

IDPH Recognizes National Minority Health Month

IDPH Recognizes National Minority Health Month

Recognized every year in April, National Minority Health Month is a time to focus on raising awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations.  Supporting… Read more »

April is Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness

By: Ashmar Mandou April is National Autism Awareness Month, which has a mission of helping to increase the understanding and acceptance of those who are autistic. According to the Centers… Read more »

IDPH Reconoce el Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías

IDPH Reconoce el Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías

Reconocido cada año en abril, el Mes Nacioinal de la Salud de las Minorías es un momento para enfocarse en concientizar sobre las disparidades de salud que continúan afectando las… Read more »

Lori Lightfoot Hace Historia

Lori Lightfoot Hace Historia

Por: Ashmar Mandou Chicago hizo historia el martes, eligiendo a la ex procuradora federal Lori Lightfoot, quien derrotó a Toni Preckwinkle en una segunda vuelta por la carrera de alcaldesa… Read more »

Abril es el Mes de Concientización del Autismo

Abril es el Mes de Concientización del Autismo

Por: Ashmar Mandou Abril es el Mes Nacional de Concientización del Autismo y tiene como misión ayudar a aumentar la comprensión y la aceptación de quienes sufren autismo. De acuerdo… Read more »

Final Showdown

Final Showdown

By: Ashmar Mandou After participating in nightly forums, neighborhoods meet and greets, as well as clinching additional endorsements Mayoral candidates Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot are days away from their… Read more »

Teaching Kids About Nutrition

Teaching Kids About Nutrition

By: Ashmar Mandou March is National Nutrition Month and the perfect opportunity for families to learn how to prepare healthy foods together. Everyone needs the same types of nutrients, such… Read more »

Emanuel, Pritzker Announce Expansion of Universal Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten

Emanuel, Pritzker Announce Expansion of Universal Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor JB Pritzker, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) announced the expansion of universal full-day pre-kindergarten programs in 28 communities… Read more »

Latino Bar Associations Fight Election Fraud in 25th Ward

Latino Bar Associations Fight Election Fraud in 25th Ward

The Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI) and the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois (PRBA) announced that it will send more than 20 attorneys into polling places in the… Read more »

Enfrentamiento Final

Enfrentamiento Final

Por: Ashmar Mandou Después de participar en foros nocturnos, encuentros y saludos en los barrios y ganar endosos adicionales, las candidatos a la alcaldía, Toni Preckwinkle y Lori Lightfoot están… Read more »

Ilustrando a los Niños Sobre la Nutrición

Ilustrando a los Niños Sobre la Nutrición

Por: Ashmar Mandou Marzo es el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición y la oportunidad perfecta para que las familias aprendan como preparar comidas saludables. Todo mundo necesita los mismos tipos… Read more »

Emanuel y Pritzker Anuncian la Expansión de Dia Completo Universal de Pre-Kindergarten

Emanuel y Pritzker Anuncian la Expansión de Dia Completo Universal de Pre-Kindergarten

El Alcalde Rahm Emanuel, el Gobernador JB Pritzker, las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) y el Departamento de Servicios Familiares y de Apoyo (DFSS) anunciaron la expansión de los programas… Read more »

La Barra de Abogados Latinos Combate el Fraude EN las Elecciones en el Distrito 25

La Barra de Abogados Latinos Combate el Fraude EN las Elecciones en el Distrito 25

La Asociación de Abogados Hispanos de Illinois (HLAI) y la Asociación de la Barra Puertorriqueña de Illinois (PRBA) anunciaron quE enviarán más de 20 aboGados a las casetas de votación… Read more »

Political Sidebar

Political Sidebar

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Political Sidebar is a weekly round-up of commentary from elected officials around the Chicagoland area discussing topical issues affecting their communities. Ortiz Backs Measure to Close… Read more »

Justice Jesse Reyes Eyes Illinois Supreme Court Justice in 2020

Justice Jesse Reyes Eyes Illinois Supreme Court Justice in 2020

By: Ashmar Mandou Raised in the Pilsen and Bridgeport neighborhoods, Justice Jesse Reyes was the oldest of four children and the only one to attend college. In 1997, Reyes was… Read more »

Chicago Latino Film Festival Hosts Kick-off Party

Chicago Latino Film Festival Hosts Kick-off Party

The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago presented last night the full program for the 35th Chicago Latino Film Festival during their annual Kickoff Party, held this year at 365-viii,… Read more »

Barra Política

Barra Política

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Barra Política es un comentario semanal sobre los funcionarios electos en el área de Chicago, discutiendo temas de actualidad que afectan a sus comunidades. Ortiz respalda… Read more »

El Juez Jesse Reyes Aspira a la Corte Suprema de Justicia de Illinois

El Juez Jesse Reyes Aspira a la Corte Suprema de Justicia de Illinois

Por: Ashmar Mandou Criado en los barrios de Pilsen y Bridgeport, el Juez Jesse Reyes fue el mayor de cuatro hijos y el único que asistió a la universidad. En… Read more »

El Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago Presenta Fiesta de Inauguración

El Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago Presenta Fiesta de Inauguración

El Centro Cultural Latino Internacional de Chicago presentó anoche el programa completo para el Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago No. 35, durante su fiesta de inauguración, presentada este año… Read more »

Humana Opens New Community Center

Humana Opens New Community Center

By: Ashmar Mandou Earlier this month, Humana opened a new community location in Norridge dedicated to providing an array of services, such as cooking demonstrations, exercise classes, and social activities…. Read more »

Senators Announce Groundbreaking Reproductive Health Bill

Senators Announce Groundbreaking Reproductive Health Bill

By: Ashmar Mandou U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Tina… Read more »

IBIC Statement on Proposed ICE Detention Center in Dwight, Illinois

IBIC Statement on Proposed ICE Detention Center in Dwight, Illinois

Courtesy of IBIC Chicago, Illinois: Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) strongly opposes the construction of a new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigrant detention facility in Dwight, Illinois. Ahead… Read more »

Chicago Parks Offers Free Admission During Fitness Week

Chicago Parks Offers Free Admission During Fitness Week

Kick off the spring season in great shape by working out for free from March 18-24, 2019, at any of the Chicago Park District’s citywide fitness centers or pools during… Read more »

Humana Abre Nuevo Centro Comunitario

Humana Abre Nuevo Centro Comunitario

Por: Ashmar Mandou A principios de este mes, Humana abrió un nuevo centro comunitario en Norridge, dedicado a proveer una gran variedad de servicios, como demostraciones de cocina, clases de… Read more »

Senadores Anuncian Innovador Proyecto de Ley de Salud Reproductiva

Senadores Anuncian Innovador Proyecto de Ley de Salud Reproductiva

Por: Ashmar Mandou Los Senadores de E.U. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ron Wyden… Read more »

Declaración de IBIC sobre el Propuesto Centro de Detención de ICE en Dwight, Illinois

Declaración de IBIC sobre el Propuesto Centro de Detención de ICE en Dwight, Illinois

Cortesía de IBIC Chicago, Illinois: Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC)se opone fuertemente a la construcción del nuevo centro de detención de inmigrantes de U.S. Immigration and Custoum Enforcement (ICE) en… Read more »

Los Parques de Chicago ofrecen Admisión Gratuita Durante la Semana de Gimnasia

Los Parques de Chicago ofrecen Admisión Gratuita Durante la Semana de Gimnasia

Empieza la temporada de primavera en buena forma haciendo ejercicio gratuitamente del 18 al 24 de marzo del 2019 en cualquiera de los centros de gimnasia o piscinas de la… Read more »

Celebrating Womanhood

Celebrating Womanhood

By: Ashmar Mandou International Women’s Day is a day to honor the achievements of women around the globe and, especially here in Chicago. As a way to commemorate International Women’s… Read more »

Steppenwolf Breaks Ground on New Campus Expansion

Steppenwolf Breaks Ground on New Campus Expansion

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theatre, broke ground on the next phase of its multi-year campus expansion on Halsted Street in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The company unveiled plans for… Read more »

CHIditarod XIV Shopping Cart Race Celebrates 14th Years

CHIditarod XIV Shopping Cart Race Celebrates 14th Years

Close to 500 costumed shopping cart mushers were given nods from Mother Nature as they raced through Chicago’s streets on Saturday, March 2nd, all in the name of fighting hunger. … Read more »

Juana In a Million

Juana In a Million

The Midwest debut of Juana In A Million, the acclaimed play by Vicky Araico. The story unfolds through the eyes of Juana Gomez Castillo, a young Mexican woman who leaves… Read more »

Latino Leadership Council Backs Lori Lightfoot

Latino Leadership Council Backs Lori Lightfoot

The Latino Leadership Council PAC (LLC) voted to endorse Lori Lightfoot for Mayor of the City of Chicago.  “Lori’s leadership approach and strong character gives our beloved city the best… Read more »

Celebrando la Feminidad

Celebrando la Feminidad

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Día Internacional de la Mujer es un día para honrar los logros de las mujeres de todo el mundo y, especialmente aquí en Chicago. Para conmemorar… Read more »

Juana In a Million

Juana In a Million

Debuta en el Midwest Juana In A Million, la aclamada obra de Vicky Araico. La historia se desarrolla a través de los ojos de Juana Gómez Castillo, joven mexicana que… Read more »

El Concilio de Liderazgo Latino Respalda a Lori Lightfoot

El Concilio de Liderazgo Latino Respalda a Lori Lightfoot

Latino Leadership Council PAC (LLC) votó para endosar a Lori Lightfoot para alcaldesa de la Ciudad de Chicago. “El enfoque de liderazgo de Lori y su fuerte carácter le da… Read more »

ROMA Wins Three Oscars

ROMA Wins Three Oscars

Alfonso Cuarón: ‘This film wouldn’t exist if it’s not from Mexico’ By: Nikoleta Morales This year’s 91st Academy Awards, the Oscars, were an exciting time not just for me as… Read more »

Historic Moment for Chicago’s History

Historic Moment for Chicago’s History

By: Ashmar Mandou In a little over a month, history will be made in Chicago as the City will elect its first African-American female mayor. Self-proclaimed “independent candidate” Lori Lightfoot… Read more »

ROMA Gana Tres Oscares

ROMA Gana Tres Oscares

Alfonso Cuarón: ‘Esta película no existiría si no fuera por México’ Por Nikoleta Morales Los 91 Premios de la Academia de este año, Los Oscares, fueron de gran emoción, no… Read more »

New State Board of Education Members, State Superintendent of Education Sworn In

New State Board of Education Members, State Superintendent of Education Sworn In

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) swore in seven new Board members and welcomed one returning member at its regular business meeting in Springfield following their appointments Monday by… Read more »

New McDonald’s Brighton Park Restaurant Provides Jobs

New McDonald’s Brighton Park Restaurant Provides Jobs

The official grand opening ceremony of the new McDonald’s restaurant located at 2844 W 47th Street took place with the participation of the community and area leaders. Raffle prizes and… Read more »

Momento Histórico para la Historia de Chicago

Momento Histórico para la Historia de Chicago

Por: Ashmar Mandou En poco más de un mes, se escribirá la historia en Chicago, ya que la Ciudad eligirá a su primera alcaldesa afroamericana. La autoproclamada “candidata independiente” Lori… Read more »

Juramentación de Nuevos Miembros de la Junta Estatal de Educación y el Superintendente Estatal de Educación

Juramentación de Nuevos Miembros de la Junta Estatal de Educación y el Superintendente Estatal de Educación

La Junta de Educcación del Estado de Illinois (ISBE) juramentó a siete nuevos miembros de la junta y dio la bienvenida a un miembro que regresa a su reunión de… Read more »

El Restaurante McDonald’s de Brighton Park Ofrece Empleos

El Restaurante McDonald’s de Brighton Park Ofrece Empleos

La ceremonia oficial de la gran apertura del nuevo restaurante McDonald’s, localizado en el 2844 W. 47th St., tuvo lugar con la paticipación de la comunidad y líderes del área…. Read more »

Political Sidebar

Political Sidebar

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Political Sidebar is a weekly round-up of commentary from elected officials around the Chicagoland area discussing topical issues affecting their communities. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García Releases… Read more »

National Emergency Sparks Outrage

National Emergency Sparks Outrage

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Protesters took over the Federal Plaza on President’s Day to oppose President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the country’s southern border. The declaration… Read more »

Mayoral Election Overview

Mayoral Election Overview

By: Ashmar Mandou The number of candidates running to be Chicago’s next mayor is the largest in the city’s history. Currently, there are 14 candidates on the ballot and if… Read more »

Representative Theresa Mah, Hilario Dominguez Call for Investigation into Reported Ballot Theft in Chinatown

Representative Theresa Mah, Hilario Dominguez Call for Investigation into Reported Ballot Theft in Chinatown

By: Ashmar Mandou State Representative Theresa Mah and 25th Ward candidate Hilario Dominguez called on the Board of Elections to investigate reports of ballot theft among Chinatown seniors. These t… Read more »

Barra Política

Barra Política

Recopilado por Ashmar Mandou Barra Política es un resumen samanal de comentarios de los funcionarios electos del área de Chicago, discutiendo temas de actualidad que afectan a sus comunidades. El… Read more »

Emergencia Nacional Provoca Indignación

Emergencia Nacional Provoca Indignación

Pie de Foto de Ashmar Mandou Manifestantes se apoderaron de la Plaza Federal el Día de los Presidentes para oponerse a la declaración de emergencia nacional del Presidente Donald Trump… Read more »

Resumen de la Elección para la Alcaldía

Resumen de la Elección para la Alcaldía

Por: Ashmar Mandou El número de candidatos que corren para la alcaldía de Chicago es el mayor en l ahistoria de la ciudad. Actualmente hay 14 candidatos en la boleta… Read more »

La Representante Theresa Mah e Hilario Domínguez Piden una Investigación Sobre el Robo de Boletas Reportado en Chinatown

La Representante Theresa Mah e Hilario Domínguez Piden una Investigación Sobre el Robo de Boletas Reportado en Chinatown

Por: Ashmar Mandou La Representante Estatal Theresa Mah y el candidato al Distrito 25, Hilario Domínguez, pidieron a la Junta de Elecciones que investigue reportes del robo de boletas entre… Read more »

Practice Self-love this Valentine’s Day

Practice Self-love this Valentine’s Day

By: Ashmar Mandou What better holiday than Valentine’s Day to focus on showing a little self-love and compassion for your busy, hardworking self? Aside from the notable chocolate and champagne,… Read more »

Ariel Fox Comes Back for a Second Time to Win Hell’s Kitchen

Ariel Fox Comes Back for a Second Time to Win Hell’s Kitchen

By: Nikoleta Morales Edited by Lawndale Bilingual News Ariel Contreras-Fox is the new winner of Hell’s Kitchen – Season 18. She is a returning finalist from Season 6 where she… Read more »

La Casa Norte Celebrates Landmark Center

La Casa Norte Celebrates Landmark Center

By: Ashmar Mandou After six years in the making, La Casa Norte on Tuesday returned to its original location with the grand opening of The Foundation Project, a new $20-million-dollar… Read more »

Show Your Heart Some Love

Show Your Heart Some Love

By: Ashmar Mandou February is the month of love, but it is also American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans, taking the lives of 2,200 people… Read more »

Practica el Amor Propio Este Día de San Valentín

Practica el Amor Propio Este Día de San Valentín

Por: Ashmar Mandou ¿Que mejor celebración que el Día de San Valentín para enfocarnos en mostrar un poco de amor propio y compasión por ti mismo, un ser tan ocupado… Read more »

Ariel Fox Vuelve por Segunda Vez Para Ganar Hell’s Kitchen

Ariel Fox Vuelve por Segunda Vez Para Ganar Hell’s Kitchen

Por: Nikoleta Morales Editado por Lawndale Bilingual News Ariel Contreras-Fox es la nueva ganadora de Hell’s Kitchen – Temporada 18. Regresa como finalista de la Temporada 6, donde terminó en… Read more »

La Casa Norte Celebra Centro Landmark

La Casa Norte Celebra Centro Landmark

Por: Ashmar Mandou Después de seis años de proceso, La Casa Norte regresó el martes a su local original, con la gran apertura de The Foundation Project, una nueva y… Read more »

Muestra a tu Corazón un Poco de Amor

Muestra a tu Corazón un Poco de Amor

Por: Ashmar Mandou Febrero es el mes del amor, pero para los estadounidenses es también el Mes del Corazón. Las enfermedades cardíacas son la causa número uno de muerte entre… Read more »

Chicagoans Protest Trump’s State of the Union Address

Chicagoans Protest Trump’s State of the Union Address

Caption by Ashmar Mandou On Tuesday evening in downtown, Refuse Fascism Chicago, Freedom First International, and other community activists protested President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address amid his… Read more »

Oral Health and the Opioid Epidemic

Oral Health and the Opioid Epidemic

By: Dr. Ted Wong, Chief Dental Officer, UnitedHealthcare Edited by Lawndale Bilingual News The opioid epidemic is affecting countless lives and communities across the country, including here in Illinois. In… Read more »

Dance Community Mourns Legendary Dame Libby Komaiko

Dance Community Mourns Legendary Dame Libby Komaiko

By: Ashmar Mandou The Chicago dance community mourns the loss of legendary Dame Libby Komaiko, founder of the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, who died on Saturday, Feb. 2nd at… Read more »

Chicago Auto Show Gears Up for Another Season

Chicago Auto Show Gears Up for Another Season

By: Ashmar Mandou The Chicago Auto Show gears up for another season showcasing nearly 1,000 of the newest cars, trucks and SUVs; demonstrations of the industry’s latest technology; interactive exhibits;… Read more »

Los Chicaguenses Protestan por el Discurso del Estado de la Unión de Trump

Los Chicaguenses Protestan por el Discurso del Estado de la Unión de Trump

Pie de Foto de Ashmar Mandou El martes por la tarde, en el centro de la ciudad, Refuse Fascism Chicago, Freedom First International y otros activistas comunitarios protestaron por el… Read more »

Salud Dental y la Epidemia de Opiodes

Salud Dental y la Epidemia de Opiodes

Por el Dr. Ted Wong, Funcionario Dental en Jefe de UnitedHealthcare Editado por Lawndale Bilingual News La epidemia de opiodes está afectando innumerables vidas y comunidades en el país, incluyendo… Read more »

La Comunidad de Danza Lamenta la Pérdida de la Legendaria Dame Libby Komaiko

La Comunidad de Danza Lamenta la Pérdida de la Legendaria Dame Libby Komaiko

Por: Ashmar Mandou La comunidad de danza de Chicago lamenta la pérdida de la legandaria Dame Libby Komaiko, fundadora de Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, quien murió el sábado, 2… Read more »

Chicago Auto Show se Prepara Para Otra Temporada

Chicago Auto Show se Prepara Para Otra Temporada

Por: Ashmar Mandou Chicago Auto Show se prepara para otra temporada exhibiendo cerca de 1,000 de los más nuevos autos, camiones y SIVs; demostraciones de la última tecnología de la… Read more »

CTU Takes Aim at Mendoza Support for Charters, Vouchers

CTU Takes Aim at Mendoza Support for Charters, Vouchers

By: Ashmar Mandou The Chicago Teachers Union have taken issue with Mayoral candidate Susana Mendoza recently over her support for school vouchers and her stance on charter schools vs. public… Read more »

ComEd Inspires Future STEM Leaders During Black History Month

ComEd Inspires Future STEM Leaders During Black History Month

ComEd is launching its fourth-annual Solar Spotlight program to expose African-American high school students to opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as part of its… Read more »

New Investments Underway for CCC

New Investments Underway for CCC

By: Ashmar Mandou Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined JPMorgan Chase, Salesforce.org, The Joyce Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, Pritzker Traubert Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Aon, and Accenture to launch Apprenticeship 2020, a… Read more »

Solis Resigns as Chairman from Zoning Committee

Solis Resigns as Chairman from Zoning Committee

By: Ashmar Mandou Embattled Alderman Danny Solis (25th) resigned Tuesday as chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee amid reports he secretly recorded Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and Alderman… Read more »

CTU Ve Como Objetivo el Apoyo de Mendoza para Escuelas Charters y Vales

CTU Ve Como Objetivo el Apoyo de Mendoza para Escuelas Charters y Vales

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago tiene problemas con la candidato a la Alcaldía, Susana Mendoza, sobre su apoyo para los vales escolares y su posición sobre… Read more »

ComEd Inspira a Futuros Líderes de STEM Durante el Mes de la Historia de la Raza Negra

ComEd Inspira a Futuros Líderes de STEM Durante el Mes de la Historia de la Raza Negra

ComEd está lanzando su cuarto programa anual Solar Spotlight, para exponer a estudiantes de secundaria afroamericanos a oportunidades en los campos de la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las… Read more »

CTU Ve Como Objetivo el Apoyo de Mendoza para Escuelas Charters y Vales

CTU Ve Como Objetivo el Apoyo de Mendoza para Escuelas Charters y Vales

Por: Ashmar Mandou El Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago tiene problemas con la candidato a la Alcaldía, Susana Mendoza, sobre su apoyo para los vales escolares y su posición sobre… Read more »

Solís Renuncia Como Director del Comité de Zonas

Solís Renuncia Como Director del Comité de Zonas

Por: Ashmar Mandou Asediado, el Concejal Danny Solís (25) renunció el martes como director del Comité de Zonas del Concilio de la Ciudad entre reportes de que secretamente grabó al… Read more »

Aldermen Urge City Council to Reopen Mental Health Clinics

Aldermen Urge City Council to Reopen Mental Health Clinics

By: Ashmar Mandou Over 40 Aldermen expressed their support for a task force that would oversee the best practices to address Chicagoans’ mental health needs and whether reopening at least… Read more »

Strategies for Helping Distressed Young People Become More Resilient

Strategies for Helping Distressed Young People Become More Resilient