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Community

Ald. Thompson laid to rest

Ald. Joann Thompson (16th) who died Monday, Feb. 9 of heart failure at 58, was laid to rest Monday, Feb. 16. Mayor…

Local groups come together for peace in their neighborhoods

Precious Blood Center (PBMR), SuCasa and the Br. David Darst Center hosted their first monthly Luncheon for Peace in Back of the…

Arts and Entertainment

The 31st Chicago Latino film festival announces winner of its official poster contest

CHICAGO (January 22, 2015) – The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, producer of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, announced tonight that…

Local painter JoeMama brings whimsy to life on the SW Side

Joseph Mora welcomes me to his studio on 69th and Pulaski, where his paintings are displayed like colorful offerings in a shrine.…

News

Municipal Elections 2015 update

*Last updated at 10:30 p.m. Garcia forces Emanuel into runoff election According to recent reports from the Chicago Board…

Untangling the managed care system for drug addiction treatment

The state’s move to a managed care system for its Medicaid program is raising concerns among health care…

Federal judge blocks executive order on immigration

A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Obama’s executive action on immigration late Monday, Feb. 16. In…

Mayoral hopefuls discuss Latino issues

Five mayoral candidates addressed Latino community concerns at the Illinois Latino Agenda’s candidates forum on Friday, February 13…

Voters to weigh in on fair elections ballot measure

On Feb. 24, voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on a ballot measure that could potentially reduce…

Area day care providers, families rally for solution to funding shortfall

Local day care centers rallied for a resolution to the state’s $300 million child care funding shortfall Tuesday,…

Events

La Santa Cecilia

March 13 Come check out the captivating group whose namesake is derived from the patron saint of musicians.…

Illinois High School Art Exhibit

March 1 Spend your Sunday afternoon browsing the many works of Illinois high school students competing in the Illinois…

CumbiaSazo

Feb. 28 Support your very own Back of the Yards cumbia group Quinto Imperio at this month’s edition…

Dance Mania

Feb. 25 If you didn’t get your fill of dancing at Soul Summit, head out mid-week to join the…

SOUL Summit

Feb. 21 Come out to Double Door for a dance party featuring beats from DJ Adrian Younge. Other…

Obsession: Once is Not Enough

With an opening reception scheduled for Jan. 16, guest curator Susan Sensemann is bringing nine artists who will…