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McKinley Park hosts candidates’ forum for 12th and 25th Wards

Aldermanic candidates from the 12th and 25th Wards participated in a candidate’s forum Monday, December 8, 2014 at the McKinley Park library. The forum, organized by the McKinley Park Progressive Alliance, gave residents an opportunity to pose questions to 25th Ward aldermanic candidates Byron Sigcho and Jorge Mujica and 12th Ward candidate Pete DeMay. Incumbents […]

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Local Leaders Discuss Role of Mexicans in Chicago, US

A community group brought together local leaders Wednesday  to talk about the role of Mexicans in Chicago. The discussion called MEXTalks took the familiar form of TEDTalks, a daily video podcast that highlights the world’s leading innovators. MEXTalks highlighted important topics to Mexicans including their history, education, art and economic contributions. This was the first […]

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Over 120 Residents, Supporters March for Peace Around Back of the Yards

Victoria Page carried a message as she walked along 51st Street, “Peace y’all, peace, stop the violence, stop the violence,” she screamed. Page lives on 73rd Street and Cottage Grove. She said her 16-year-old daughter was shot in one of her arms last weekend while she was at Mandrake Park, in the South Side. “She […]

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Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle Signs Ordinance Against Immigration Detentions

Cook County Commissioners Stop Cooperating with Unconstitutional Detainers Program Community members and civic and religious leaders gathered on Monday Sept. 26 to recognize the leadership of Jesus Garcia and fellow commissioners to approve a new ordinance and establish a public policy to respond to detention orders from ICE, as Toni Preckwinkle formally signed the new […]