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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 […]

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ACCESS Center for Discovery and Learning Series Presents: Lead in Our Community

What: ACCESS Center for Discovery and Learning Series Presents: Lead in Our Community After learning about the water crisis in Flint, MI, residents were scrambling to get information on lead, and what they can do about it. Given recent headlines in area media outlets, Access Community Health Network wants to empower community residents and provide important […]

Tales of the Journey

What: Tales of the Journey CD Release Party When:  Saturday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Where:  Citlalin Gallery, 2005 S. Blue Island Ave. FREE.  

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Shen Yun Show

After playing to sold out houses in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Houston, London, Berlin, Paris and Taiwan, Shen Yun Performing Arts will return to Chicago with all new 2016 program for three performances at the Rosemont Theatre February 13-14, and one performance at Civic Opera House March 15. The New York-based […]

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Fiesta de Los Reyes and toy giveaway in Brighton Park

WHO: Ald. George Cardenas (12), Ald. Raymond Lopez (15), Southwest Side families WHAT: Ald. Cardenas and Ald. Lopez will honor the time-honored Latino community tradition of the Fiesta de Los Reyes by hosting the largest celebration of the holiday and toy giveaway on Chicago’s Southwest Side. WHERE/WHEN: The Brighton Park neighborhood, a center of Latino culture, […]

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CTA Ashland and Western Express Routes to Begin Dec. 21st

CTA Reinstates Express Service on Two of CTA’s Busiest Routes The CTA reminds customers that new Ashland and Western Express route service will begin on Monday, December 21, providing customers a faster service alternative to local bus service on two of Chicago’s busiest streets. Beginning on Monday, the #X9 Ashland Express and #X49 Western Express […]

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Munger: Legislation clears way for swift payment processing

Legislation passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor will allow Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger to swiftly process payments for local governments, 911 emergency phone services, Lottery winners and domestic violence shelters, according to a press release from Munger’s office Monday. Approved by the House last week, SB2039 unanimously passed the Senate Monday, […]

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Bridgeport’s Got Beef competition

The Best Italian Beef Sandwich in Chicago will be decided Saturday, Nov. 14, (3-5:30 p.m.)in WLPN 105.5 Lumpen Radio’s first-ever “Bridgeport’s Got Beef” competition, featuring a “beef battle” broadcast live in front of a studio audience. The event will take place at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, at 3219 South Morgan Street, in Bridgeport. Eight local beefs will be judged by […]