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Chicago Latinos

"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Elio Leturia | Posted 08.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

I still wonder why the vast majority of Americans simply choose to be monolingual. One simple reason would be the belief that since the United States is the most powerful nation on the planet everybody must learn English.

Report: Latinos Hitting A 'Blue Collar Ceiling'

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

A study released Thursday shows that many Chicago area Latinos are facing a "blue-collar ceiling" and are likely to be stuck in low-paying jobs for th...

Alderman Skirmish Over Proposed Ward Remap

Posted 12.02.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago aldermen set out Thursday evening to approve a ward remap that increases Hispanic representation on the City Council, they ultimately f...

Report: Chicago Latinos Pay More In Taxes Than They Get In Return

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

A new study shows that the Chicago area's Latino population contributes more to their local community than they take from it. The report [PDF], rel...

Matt Sledge

Chicago, More Mexicans Than Veracruz

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

CHICAGO -- The City of Chicago has more Mexicans than Veracruz and more Puerto Ricans than Arecibo. But despite these huge urban numbers, Latinos in t...

Major Demographic Shift In Chicago Suburbs

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago

AURORA, Ill. — When Fernando Molina left central Mexico to move to Illinois, he was searching for affordable housing, job opportunities and esta...

WATCH: Rahm And Gery Make Plays For Latino Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There aren't a lot of demographics where Rahm Emanuel is struggling in the polls. Overall, he's polling at or near 50 percent city-wide. He appears t...

Latinos To Play Key Role In Chicago Mayoral Race

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Two days after Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he wouldn't seek a seventh term, a group of Latino activists pondered an idea that see...

Trippin' the Light Hispanic: Introducing 'Chicago Latino List 2009'

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Despite there being a ton of Hispanic people doing truly amazing things here in Chicago, there seems to be no "official" list that mainstream publications can refer to. So, I'm starting one.