Posts tagged "Lucio Villa"

Life and surgery: The long day's journey of a kidney transplant patient

Life and surgery: The long day's journey of a kidney transplant patient
This is the story behind the story of how Lucio Villa, a photojournalism fellow at The Chicago Reporter, was there the night undocumented immigrant Jorge Mariscal got his long-needed kidney transplant. Mariscal’s story, and others, will be featured in a photography exhibition, “Issues Visualized,” opening Thursday, June 20. See the Facebook page for more details.... Read more »

Journalists and developers combine forces, explore immigrant issues at MigraHack

Journalists and developers combine forces, explore immigrant issues at MigraHack
It was a busy weekend for some of us at The Chicago Reporter. By 9 a.m. on Saturday, we were already glued to our computers at Cibola, a tech incubator community space in Pilsen, and it was nearly 6 p.m. before we ventured out into the evening’s chill. This wasn’t for a work project–it was... Read more »

Immigrants tell stories of broken families to pressure senators on immigration reform

Immigrants tell stories of broken families to pressure senators on immigration reform
Kristina Tendilla’s father served in the U. S. Navy while still living in the Phillipines, and when he came to the United States in the late 1970s, he became an American citizen. He had three siblings, and as soon as he was granted citizenship, he petitioned for them to leave the poverty of their upbringing... Read more »
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Voters trickle into the polls to cast ballots in race to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Voters trickle into the polls to cast ballots in race to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Immigration activists push for deportation moratorium on MLK and Inauguration Day

Izaithell Aguirre, 11, wraps herself in an American flag during a demonstration for a moratorium on deportations in Chicago. Organizers decided to have the protest on Jan. 21 to coincide with President Barack Obama's inauguration.
It was a historic day. The nation’s first black president was publicly sworn in for his second term. The ceremony took place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and near where 50 years ago the slain civil rights leader delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. And while those in Washington looked back on the... Read more »

Undocumented Life: Jorge Mariscal finally receives his long-awaited kidney transplant

The Day Before: Jorge Mariscal has dinner at the Tilted Kilt in Schaumburg with two friends from middle school.
It was 4:30 a.m. and no one said a word. Jorge Mariscal, his mother and his aunt were on their way to Loyola University Medical Center. It was the moment they all had been anticipating for years and finally it had arrived. Sonia Lopez was donating her kidney to her 24-year-old son. Mariscal had been... Read more »
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Photography fellowship brings in new faces and perspectives on storytelling

Here at The Chicago Reporter, we’re dedicated to telling stories that you might not see elsewhere and we do it in a way that is all our own. We’re also committed to supporting young talented journalists who have the skills to do compelling stories like our video on one young immigrant’s fight for a life-saving... Read more »