The outbreak of violence in the past two weeks has made it difficult for those living and working in Chicago’s Little Village community. The Chicago Tribune reported that in the past week, 49 people were the victims of shootings city-wide; 10 of them fatal, including the death of a 19-year-old on the 3000 block of S. St. Louis, another man on the 2800 block of S. Kildare, and a 6-year-old girl on the 3100 block of S. Springfield.
Some of the local headlines:
Man slain in Little Village shooting: police track suspect to Berwyn
2 teens charged in slaying of 6-year-old in Little Village
Decoding reform: What the newest announcement from the Obama administration means for America's families
On Friday, January 6, Obama administration officials announced a proposed adjustment to current immigration law that may reduce the instance of the prolonged separation of families that have become an all-too-often occurrence as a result of the broken U.S. immigration system.
"We would like to congratulate the Obama administration for taking this important step, and thank the advocates who have worked so tirelessly to push for this type of reform," said Luis Gutierrez, the Executive Director...
Green Corps Chicago is looking for Chicago residents to participate in its' 2011-2012 Home Energy Efficiency (HEET) Program. The program works to help families save on winter heating bills by providing an energy audit and making simple energy efficient weatherization improvements to the home at no cost to the homeowner.
The HEET Program runs from November through February with audits starting in October. Application must be received by November 30, 2011, to be considered for the program.
You must live within the city limits in a single-family or 2-4 unit home,...
CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A main Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) aim – serving communities – is shared by Casa Central at 1343 N. California Ave. in Chicago. Its mission is "to transform lives and strengthen communities with a special focus on Hispanics." So BCBSIL and Casa Central are natural community outreach partners.
Founded in 1954 with three employees and $26,000 but now boasting 450 staffers and a $16 million yearly budget, Casa Central is Chicago's largest Hispanic social service agency. The organization serves everyone, including...
Centro de Información with
DePaul University Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic
National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC)
Illinois DREAM ACT: What it means for our students
Thursday, October 27th
Golfview Elementary School
124 Golfview Lane
For more information, please contact:
Centro de Informacion at (847) 695-9050 ext 309
This is a FREE event and it will be available in Spanish.