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Emanuel, Garcia face off in first runoff debate

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia went head-to-head in the first runoff debate aired on live television Monday, March 16, 2015. Moderator and NBC5 political reporter, Carol Marin, went straight into the current state of city finance. Neither candidate offered a direct answer when asked if the city will be able […]

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García tiene grandes posibilidades de ganar la segunda vuelta

***This article was first published in In These Times. To read the original article go to Inthesetimes.com  To read the story in Spanish, scroll down.   Traducido por Monica Reynoso “Es como un globo con helio”, dijo Marcos Muñoz hace un par de semanas, hablando del alcalde de Chicago Rahm Emanuel. “Sigue elevándose, y no […]

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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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Mayoral contenders face off in televised debate

Tensions ran high during the latest mayoral forum Tuesday Feb. 10 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel was put on the spot for neglecting city neighborhoods and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia was confronted about free legal work his son received from a top law firm that later was approved to do bond financing work for the county. A […]

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Mayoral candidates debate issues in a series of forums

Mayoral candidates are debating key issues in a number of forums and debates with just a few weeks left until Chicagoans decide who will lead their city for the next four years. On Friday, Jan. 30, the five candidates came together for the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board forum discussing topics including the pension crisis, the […]

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Jesus “Chuy” Garcia talks politics at The Hideout

A standing-room-only crowd filled The Hideout Inn, located in the Elston Avenue industrial district, Tuesday, Jan. 6 for a chance to hear from mayoral candidate and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia at “First Tuesdays with Mick and Ben.” The monthly talk show is facilitated by Chicago Reader writers Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky as […]

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The Gun Control Debate

While Congress discussed national gun control measures, local officials are pushing for tougher gun laws, but not without some opposition at every level In the midst of a national gun debate, city and Cook County officials are rallying support for tougher gun laws. Standing in front of a display of 10 seized firearms, Chicago Police […]

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Pilsen Walks for Peace

A peace march on April 13 remembered victims of gang violence in Pilsen Pilsen youth marched for peace in memory of those that have recently died to gang violence in their community. Youth from Casa Juan Diego walked under the cold weather on the morning of April 13. Six boys led the walk pushing a […]

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Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia Responds to Supreme Court Decision on SB 1070

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the document check provision of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, spoke out against it, stating it violates the 1st, 4th, 5th and 15th Amendment rights and continues to be a form of racial profiling. His full statement is below: “The […]

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Residents Gather for Chuy’s Block Party

Residents and supporters gathered on Saturday, Oct. 1 to celebrate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s first annual block party. This community event highlighted organizations and businesses working in Brighton Park. The event hosted traditional Mexican musicians followed by the Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico. Garcia greeted people by passing out cake. Residents were able to get […]