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CTA to Provide Free Train and Bus Rides on New Year’s Eve

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will offer free rides on New Year’s Eve to encourage people heading out to celebrate the New Year to take transit and avoid driving. CTA will offer free rides on all buses and trains beginning 10 p.m. Sunday, December 31 until 4 a.m. Monday, January 1. MillerCoors’ Miller Lite is […]

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Illinois State Representative honored for passing law which allows nuns to visit detained immigrants

State Representative Daniel J. Burke (D-Chicago) was honored for passing legislation in Springfield allowing nuns and other members of religious communities to visit county prisons statewide to counsel the undocumented. The Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI), an advocacy group founded by two Mercy nuns, bestowed the Political Courage Award on State Representative Burke at […]

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McKinley Park’s Razzmatazz & Chicago Indoor Sports welcome new General Manager

Located on Chicago’s South Side McKinley Park neighborhood, Razzmatazz is a 20,000-square foot indoor entertainment complex filled with games, attractions, and slides for adults and kids of all ages. Razzmatazz is open daily and hosts birthday parties and event outings for any group type. This entertainment center has over 80 games, Route 66 bowling, bouncy […]

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Celebración del 3er Aniversario de OPEN Center for the Arts

Exposición pictórica OPEN EYES 2214 S Sacramento Ave Chicago IL. 28 de junio 6:00 p.m. a 11:00 p.m. Hacemos una cordial invitación a la celebración del Tercer Aniversario de OPEN Center for the Arts. Para esta ocasión especial tendremos la exposición OPEN EYES que inauguraremos el próximo miércoles 28 de junio a partir de las […]

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Fiesta Back of the Yards 2017

CHICAGO, IL – On Friday, June 9, the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC), will host the 27th Annual “Fiesta Back of the Yards,”  a three-day street festival featuring live entertainment, rides & games, dozens of food vendors, Miss Back of the Yards and “Miss Belleza Chiquita” pageants, contest and talent show.  The festival […]

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Chicago to Eye Tiny Houses for the Homeless

Alderman Edward M. Burke (14th) is urging the City Council to examine the feasibility of establishing a pilot program to provide “tiny houses” for Chicago’s homeless population. Alderman Burke is calling upon the Committee on Human Relations to hold public hearings to solicit testimony from groups such as the Citywide Task Force to Reduce Homelessness, an […]

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Story-Collecting Storefront in Back of the Yards

    CHICAGO, IL – “Chicago is a city where Mexicans are everywhere, we’ve been here and contributed so much to this city, but you really wouldn’t know it by looking at mainstream media or textbooks,” says Ricardo Gamboa, activist, director and playwright behind Meet Juan(ito) Doe, a play about Chicago’s Mexican-American and immigrant community. […]

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Quinto Imperio releases new album: “Crónica Inmigrante”

Chicago-based Cumbia Fusion band, Quinto Imperio tells stories of hope and resistance in their new album, Crónica Inmigrante. Quinto Imperio uses a blend of vivid latin rhythms, cultural duality, and storytelling to provide a message of resilience during anxious times. As recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief, many members of the band […]

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New Economic Development Program Launches on the South and West Sides of Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced new resources designed to support thriving retail corridors across Chicago’s South, Southwest and West Sides. The Retail Thrive Zones initiative will invest an initial $16 million directly into commercial strips in eight neighborhoods, creating jobs and new amenities for neighborhood residents. “Neighborhood businesses are the heart of Chicago’s neighborhoods and […]

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Early Voting and Registration at Board of Election Commissioners Office (69 W. Washington)

  Early Voting and registration services are underway at 69 W. Washington St. through Oct. 9.  This site is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Registered voters may cast their ballots and those who need to register or file a name or address […]