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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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Court rules against putting 12th Ward aldermanic hopeful on ballot, ward residents want options

About 100 residents from the 12th Ward shuffled into Brighton Park elementary school’s cafeteria expecting to ask  Ald. Cardenas and his challenger Pete DeMay some important questions. The ward is majority Latino and comprised of McKinley Park, Brighton Park, and Little Village. However, residents found an empty chair next to DeMay, who was outfitted in a […]

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Activists fear possible privatization of city’s mental health services

Mental health activists and a group of aldermen are asking City Council for a hearing to discuss the future of six Chicago mental health clinics. The request comes more than a year after the city closed half of its mental health facilities as part of a budget-cutting plan in 2012. Members of the Mental Health […]

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Alderman Cardenas announces new anti-graffiti incentive

Ald. George Cardenas announced on Feb. 14 a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals associated with tagging in the 12th Ward. “Our neighborhoods are being taken over by “tagging crews” who desecrate our houses,” stated Cardenas “and we should not have to tolerate it. Homeowners and businesses deserve to […]

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McKinley Park Community Garden Promotes Healthy Lifestyles

The McKinley Park Community Garden (MPCG) hosted its first garden walk, a tour of the neighborhood gardens owned by local residents. The garden walk is just one of the many efforts of the McKinley Park Community Garden, a not-for-profit organic garden established last April. On Saturday Aug. 10, residents saw firsthand the lush vegetation of […]

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Saint Anthony Hospital in Jeopardy with Proposed Medicaid Cuts

Community Representatives, Patients, Advocates Rally to Save Safety-Net Hospitals Hilda Martinez, a Little Village resident, visits Saint Anthony Hospital regularly. She is the mother of a 9-month-old and takes full advantage of the hospital’s wellness program and other services for new parents. She fears that future cuts to the Medicaid budget will force her to […]