Op Ed: 5 ways to take back Cinco De Mayo

Op Ed: 5 ways to take back Cinco De Mayo
Outside of Puebla, Mexico barely remembers one victorious battle in a war that was eventually lost to invading French forces. But here in the United States, May 5th 1862 has been bottled, packaged and sold. Few people imagine that Cinco De Mayo observations began decades after its occurrence. Wealthy Mexicans that fled the Revolution of... Read more »

Clases de mariachi vienen a la Gary

Clases de mariachi vienen a la Gary
La escuela Gary empezará a dar clases de mariachi el próximo año escolar al mismo tiempo que otras cuatro primarias de varias comunidades que fueron seleccionadas entre 30 escuelas aplicantes. El programa se ofrecerá como curso electivo durante horas de clase, primero para estudiantes de tercer a sexto grado, y en los próximos años para... Read more »

Illinois #1 for Marijuana Arrests

Illinois #1 for Marijuana Arrests
Illinois has the highest arrest rate for weed possession in the country, according to FBI numbers and survey data. The graphs demonstrate arrest rates per 100,000 users in each state for the year 2012. Read more about the study by Addiction Treatment resource center.
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Little Village leaders differ on vision for 26th and Kostner

Little Village leaders differ on vision for 26th and Kostner
Little Village residents have mixed opinions about a low-income housing development that could replace an old manufacturing building on the corner of 26th Street and Kostner Avenue. The former furniture factory will be repurposed to accommodate 148 one-to- four-bedroom units. This affordable housing project, run by Mercy Housing Lakefront, has sparked controversy in recent months,... Read more »

Border Mentality: 26th Street

Border Mentality: 26th Street
I’m from La Villita as my people like to call it  Where kids go to jail before they get to college  A poor childhood is what we all acknowledge  When a murder happens we know the silent process  No one knows who popped clips, they rather change the topic  The gun claps loud like strongly... Read more »
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