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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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Best of Yollo

Held at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Best Of Yollo show is a collection of work by the young people of Yollocalli Arts Reach. The opening is on March 24 from 5-8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 13. It is free and family friendly. 1852 W. 19th Street.

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Parents of Hedges pave way for future generations

The aroma of pickled jalapenos filled the room at Hedges Elementary as a group of mothers chatted while they finished breakfast. The Padres de Hedges convene every day while their children attend class to plan school projects, patrol the school grounds and inform parents of community resources. The group formed about 25 years ago when […]

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Chicago Commons launches Family Hub program

At first glance, it might appear to be a typical school day outside on the playground at Chicago Commons Paolo Freire Center (PFC) in Back of the Yards. But what the students experience that day- anything from seeing a rainbow to touring a local elementary school- can potentially shape school lessons and projects. “The kids […]

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Op-Ed: El futuro del barrio, está en nuestras manos

The future of the neighborhood is in our hands My parents immigrated to Chicago in the early ‘90s when they were teenagers and, like many immigrants before them, they decided to settle in Back of the Yards. At the age of 16, my mother gave birth to me at St. Anthony Hospital. My dad worked […]

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Puerto Rico exporta personas con adicciones a Chicago

Traducido por Monica Reynoso La policía de la isla y los alcaldes facilitan el traslado de los adictos a la heroína a otras ciudades con promesas de vivienda y tratamiento. **Este reportaje fue publicado originalmente en la estación WBEZ.org el 10 de abril. Para conocer más acerca de los grupos de 24 horas continúa hacia […]

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15th Ward candidates address their community: A message from Raymond Lopez

From the editor: Recently, we asked each candidate running for alderman in the 15th Ward to answer the question: Why residents of the 15th Ward should vote for you? This is Raymond Lopez’s response. The voters of the 15th Ward have a decision: what direction do they want the ward to go in? The difference between […]

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15th Ward aldermanic candidates headed to runoff

*Baja para leer en español *scroll down for Spanish Two candidates will be fighting to become alderman in the newly drawn 15th Ward. On Tuesday Feb. 24, Democratic Committeeman Raymond Lopez almost took the victory with 47.31 percent of the vote according to unofficial reports from the Chicago Board of Elections. Chicago Police Officer, Rafael […]

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Mayoral hopefuls discuss Latino issues

Five mayoral candidates addressed Latino community concerns at the Illinois Latino Agenda’s candidates forum on Friday, February 13 at Instituto Cervantes. The forum and a candidates’ questionnaire serve both to inform voters and to promote accountability, said Martin Torres of the Latino Policy Forum, one of the conveners of the Latino Agenda. The candidates “made real […]

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15th Ward aldermanic candidates talk about key issues in a series of forums

Aldermanic hopefuls in the Southwest Side are presenting their platforms to residents and stakeholders in the wards they are hoping to lead. They have been participating in a series of forums organized by several community groups in Back of the Yards, Englewood and Brighton Park. On Tuesday, Feb.10, candidates running for alderman in the 15th […]