Category: Política

Last chance for residents to get free tickets to Riot Fest 2019

Last chance for residents to get free tickets to Riot Fest 2019
Since 2015, Riot Fest, a private rock-and-punk festival operating in city parks, quietly gives out tickets to residents living in the vicinity of Douglas Park, where the festival takes place. For this year’s Riot Fest (September 13th-15th) locals need to claim their tickets by Sunday, July 14, a month earlier than usual. To qualify, residents... Read more »

Traditional Cinco de Mayo parade on Cermak cancelled, new parade set for next week

Traditional Cinco de Mayo parade on Cermak cancelled, new parade set for next week
Since time immemorial Cermak Rd. has connected various neighborhoods and immigrant groups in Chicago, and for about 40 years has been the host of a Cinco de Mayo parade that goes from Pilsen to Marshall Square in Little Village. That is, until last year when the parade was cancelled for the first time; while this year showed... Read more »

Little Village candidate wins 'Chewie' endorsement

Little Village candidate wins 'Chewie' endorsement
Little Village is Jesús “Chuy” García Town, no doubt about it, and his endorsements weigh heavily among Latino voters. It’s understood that in this political climate, whoever Chuy supports wins the race. Of the four candidates looking to succeed Ald. Ricardo Muñoz (22nd), who is currently away getting his life together, Richard Juarez Sr. has... Read more »
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Solis insider reveals who alderman supports, cites allegations of sexual misconduct against a candidate

Solis insider reveals who alderman supports, cites allegations of sexual misconduct against a candidate
While Ald. Danny Solis remains in hiding as a result of the lurid details that emerged when the feds tapped his phone, one self-described ally, Anthony Sutor, reveals who the alderman is supporting in the historic 25th ward race and makes other explosive allegations. Sutor provided screenshots from his phone that show a line of... Read more »

County gang database that includes affiliations of jail inmates to be destroyed

County gang database that includes affiliations of jail inmates to be destroyed
Although five times smaller than the robust Chicago police gang database, the Cook County database might be slightly more accurate, some argue, but it’s still riddled with errors and lack of due process, and the Cook County Board is moving to dismantle it altogether. After Sheriff Tom Dart decommissioned the Regional Gang Intelligence Database (RGID)... Read more »

Sigcho-Lopez calls out political donation tied to scrap metal shredder developer

Sigcho-Lopez calls out political donation tied to scrap metal shredder developer
After participating in eight or so public forums in local church basements, schools and storefronts, the aldermanic candidates in the 25th ward are sounding more and more alike: they want to maintain families living in their neighborhoods and eliminate corruption in the ward. In the big picture, this consolidation of agendas should benefit the diverse... Read more »
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Chicago Chain Stores Join Day Without Immigrants

Chicago Chain Stores Join Day Without Immigrants
An estimated 100 Mexican and immigrant-owned stores shut down today to honor their workers and their contributions to the Chicago economy. The idea to boycott had been simmering on social media after an anonymous flyer called for undocumented immigrants, permanent residents, and citizens to abstain from going to work, school, or spending any money as a national act... Read more »

Mike Rodriguez Files to Run for Office in the 22nd Ward

Mike Rodriguez Files to Run for Office in the 22nd Ward
Five years after Michael Rodriguez inherited the reins of Enlace Chicago, one of the most active and locally respected non-profits, he announced his departure from the Little Village organization. In November, the news went public that Rodriguez filed a petition to run for Democratic Committeeman of the 22nd Ward and that he was running unopposed.... Read more »

5 ways to take back Cinco De Mayo

5 ways to take back Cinco De Mayo
Outside of Puebla, Mexicans barely remember one victorious battle in a war that was ultimately 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 who fled the Revolution of... Read more »
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