Sunday, October 13, 2019

Comentarios From Maria: With Victory In Mind

We’re moving closer each day to knowing the candidates for each party for president of the United States. On the Republican side, Donald Trump came out the winner after last week’s Super Tuesday, winning the states of Florida, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina, and accumulating the necessary delegates needed to win the nomination. Governor John […]

Guest Blogger: Omar Duque “Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Illinois: Untapped Economic & Job Creation Potential “

It’s no secret that Hispanics contribute significantly to the US economy, but a new report on Hispanic-owned businesses in Illinois shows Hispanic businesses face unique challenges, but have the potential to generate an additional $67 billion in revenues and create 200,000 jobs for Illinois residents. The Report, The State of Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Illinois: Untapped Economic […]

2013 CNN Hero of the Year Awarded For River Cleanup Initiative

Chad Pregracke of Illinois was one of ten recipients of the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year awards for his dedication in cleaning up the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States. “People want to see change and are stepping up to make change,” said Pregracke in a CNN video highlighting his work. […]

Illinois Takes Steps towards Granting Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

Pending a House floor vote, Illinois has passed a bill that will make it the fourth state to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. If passed, Bill SB957 will allow an estimated 250,000 undocumented immigrants the opportunity to obtain three-year renewable licenses. Supporters of the bill say it is a major push for public safety. […]

Reaction to Secure Communities Program continues to vary state to state

A controversial immigration enforcement program has been suspended in New York while Texas looks to expand it. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently suspended the Secure Communities program, which is administered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is designed to target serious criminals for deportation.  The program allows local law enforcement officials to compare the […]

Latino Group says Redistricting Plan in Illinois violates Election Laws

A new map of legislative boundaries in Illinois drawn up by legislators violates the rights of Latino voters, according to a Latino legal rights group. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a non-profit that works to protect the legal rights of Latinos, says the plan denies Latino voters from Chicago’s South Side their […]

Oklahoma Hispanic Population Booms and now Largest Minority in Illinois

As the Census Bureau continues to release data from last year’s Census, more states and metropolitan areas are seeing proof of what they already know – the Hispanic population continues to fuel growth in many parts of this country. The latest numbers to be released earlier this week showed that in Oklahoma the Hispanic population […]

Low Preschool Attendance Rate Hurting Latinos

Only slightly more than one-third of Latino children in the state of Illinois attend preschool, putting them behind in preparedness compared to their white and black counterparts, according to a new study. By the time they enter kindergarten, the average Illinois Latino child enters kindergarten five months behind whites and about three or four months […]