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In response to the recent passage of an anti-immigrant bill in Florida, immigrant rights activists have planned a number of protests in Chicago for this weekend, to coincide with two NASCAR street races being held in the city.
The discovery of an old rifle in the woods leads to a reflection on the Native Americans who first inhabited the area around Chicago and the city’s early history.
On Monday a gunman opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, a suburb 30 minutes north of Chicago, killing seven people and injuring at least 47 others. One of the victims, Nicolás Toledo, a Mexican national visiting family, died at the scene.
Workers at Authentico Foods, which produces tortilla chips and tostadas under the El Ranchero brand and tamales and masa under the La Guadalupana brand, began organizing in March after hearing about the efforts of the workers at El Milagro.
Juan Hernandez, a convicted murderer incarcerated in Illinois since the age of 16, will have his first solo art show at the Angelica Kauffman Gallery beginning April 2nd.
The Chicago Police officers involved in last year’s shooting deaths of 13-year-old Adam Toledo and 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez will not face criminal charges, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said on Tuesday.
Most Mexicans in Chicago get their masa from El Milagro. But now that workers at the company are in a dispute with management, this December presents a moral dilemma concerning the tradition of making tamales for Christmas.
Workers at El Milagro tortilleria in Chicago are in a fight with management over illegal labor practices, including the denial of paid sick days, immigration threats, and armed surveillance.
Administrators at a Chicago high school are investigating an incident that occurred during the school’s homecoming dance over the weekend, in which white students kneeled and booed during a Spanish-language song.
Police are not preventing crime in Chicago—they’re perpetuating violence.
“As we continue to seek justice for Adam and his family, we ask everyone to continue to respect the Toledo family’s privacy and that the protests and vigils remain calm, peaceful, and free of violence,” the statement said.
CHICAGO — Through tears, hugs, prayers and chants, 13-year-old Adam Toledo was honored this past weekend in Chicago, where thousands from all over the city poured into the streets and to his memorials to remember the teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in March.
CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old will be key evidence when prosecutors consider a case against the officer and are confronted with both the emotions surrounding the chilling footage and legal precedent that makes it difficult to bring charges against law enforcement.
CHICAGO (AP) — Body camera footage of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy last month shows the officer yelling “Drop it!” at the teen right before he opens fire.
In Chicago, a Push to Deny a Permit for a Metal Scrapper Plant in a Predominantly Latino Neighborhood
CHICAGO — For over a year, Latino activists from Chicago’s southeast side have been fighting to stop the planned opening of a metal-shredding facility in a community that already suffers from poor air quality and toxic waste.
In this story, Lili takes us on her family’s emotional journey as one of the many devastated by COVID-19.
CHICAGO (AP) — When Erendira Martinez’s husband started feeling sick at the beginning of April, he brushed off his cough and told her it was nothing.
We’re living, teaching, and learning in a situation many of us never seriously imagined.
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago high school student was released from a southern Illinois immigrant detention center with supporters planning to continue a fight against her deportation to Honduras.
With Puerto Rico still in recovery and healing from the trauma of Hurricanes Irma and María, Chicago’s Puerto Rican diaspora is taking the lead in earthquake relief efforts to help avoid history repeating itself from both 2017 hurricanes and the 1918 earthquake.
LIVE From Chicago: A Conversation on Fighting Violence With Youth Activists Edna Chavez and Cosette Hampton
Youth of color have been organizing to change Chicago and cities across the country to become more peaceful and just places.