Immigration Protests to Take Place in Chicago During NASCAR Events

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.

  • Jun 29, 2023
  • 3:34 PM

Bury My Heart in Chicago (OPINION)

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.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 5:11 PM

Visiting Mexican Grandfather Among Seven Killed at July 4th Shooting Near Chicago

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.

  • Jul 5, 2022
  • 4:35 PM

Workers Organize at More Tortillerías in Chicago

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. 

  • Apr 15, 2022
  • 11:31 AM

Incarcerated Artist Has First Solo Show in Chicago

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.

  • Apr 1, 2022
  • 3:30 PM

No Charges Against Chicago Cops in Shooting Deaths of Adam Toledo and Anthony Alvarez

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.

  • Mar 15, 2022
  • 7:15 PM

Being a Good Mexican in Chicago This Christmas (OPINION)

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.

  • Dec 7, 2021
  • 3:19 PM

Workers at El Milagro Tortillería in Chicago Take On Bosses

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.

  • Oct 29, 2021
  • 11:59 AM

White Students Kneel and Boo During Spanish-Language Song at Chicago High School

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.

  • Oct 12, 2021
  • 11:53 AM

Reflections From Chicago, 4 Weeks After the Death of Adam Toledo

Police are not preventing crime in Chicago—they’re perpetuating violence.

  • Apr 25, 2021
  • 3:41 PM

STATEMENT: Toledo Family Thanks Chicago Community for Peaceful Demonstrations

“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.

  • Apr 20, 2021
  • 3:54 PM

Thousands Gather in Chicago to Honor Adam Toledo, Advocate for Change and Healing

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.

  • Apr 19, 2021
  • 3:39 PM

Chicago Police Critics Call for Charges in Shooting of Adam Toledo

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.

  • Apr 17, 2021
  • 2:51 PM

Chicago Releases Video of Fatal Police Shooting of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo

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.

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • 5:43 PM

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. 

  • Mar 11, 2021
  • 6:03 PM

From Chicago to Oaxaca (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this story, Lili takes us on her family’s emotional journey as one of the many devastated by COVID-19.

  • Oct 2, 2020
  • 12:23 PM

Chicago Latinos See Higher Rates of COVID-19 Infections

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.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 12:46 PM

Stop Telling Chicago Public Schools Students They’re Falling Behind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’re living, teaching, and learning in a situation many of us never seriously imagined.

  • Apr 23, 2020
  • 12:14 PM

Chicago-Area Student Freed From Immigrant Detention Center

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.

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • 3:21 PM

Chicago’s Puerto Rican Agenda Reactivates 3Rs Campaign for Earthquake Relief Efforts

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.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 10:58 AM

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.

  • Jul 10, 2019
  • 1:59 PM

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