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Evelyn Duran Gonzalez, 45, attends this event every year with her family, as a way of honoring her Mexican culture and connecting with dead loved ones.

Día de los Muertos celebration keeps Mexican culture alive in Pilsen

October 29, 2019

For the past five years, Evelyn Duran Gonzalez has set up an ofrenda to honor her parents, in-laws and other departed loved ones as part of the National Museum of Mexican Art's Día de los Muertos, ...

Mexican Independence Day commemorates the start of the war for independence from Spain.

‘Proud to be Mexican’: Chicagoans celebrate Mexico’s independence

September 16, 2019

Chicagoans celebrated Mexican Independence 209 years after the start of the revolution.  The Mexican Independence Day was commemorated with a Sept. 14 parade in Pilsen with marching bands, flo...

Gold Cup Final to shine at Soldier Field

Gold Cup Final to shine at Soldier Field

October 8, 2018

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced Sept. 27 that its 2019 Gold Cup Final will be hosted at Soldier Field.The tournament is held every two ...

Arturo Sarukahn, former Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S., said Mexico was treated like an “electoral piñata” in the 2016 presidential election.

US and Mexico: friends or foes?

March 13, 2017

The Trump administration has placed U.S.-Mexican relations  in a precarious state, noted panelists at a recent discussion hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “What [Donald Trump’s] campa...

Don’t forget the walls that came before Trump’s

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

January 30, 2017

"A physical wall between two seemingly different groups of people that in theory would have brought peace, but instead exacerbated conflict."This is more than a description of President Donald Trump's...

Jaden Lopez, Krystal Heredia and Desiree Lopez siblings participated in the Day of the Dead annual celebration at Dovark Park in Pilsen.

Nos Recodamos: A celebration of life and death

November 7, 2016

By Maria Cardona | Photo EditorThe idea of death is frequently associated with the fear or sadness that comes with the loss of loved ones. However, in Mexican culture, it is celebrated through Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the D...

Students honor the dead | The Columbia Chronicle

November 2, 2015

Columbia’s Latino Alliance celebrated the Day of the Dead with a parade that started outside of the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building and ended in front of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students of all ba...

Storytelling event brings diverse audience to Boystown

OUTspoken co-founder Art Johnston said he has been a gay activist since the ‘70s and has seen many amazing changes in that time.

By Copy Chief

October 12, 2015

“OUTspoken” is an LGBT storytelling night held at the Sidetrack bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., the first Tuesday of every month. Its most recent event was held Oct. 6.The concept for the “OUTspoken”...

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Notable Native Laura Ambriz

March 30, 2015

LAURA AMBRIZ, A junior at Jones College Prep High School, won the “Youth of the Year” award from the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago on March 10, a culmination of her struggle as a young immigrant who m...

Teachers want CPS to “Let Them Teach”

March 17, 2014

Angry parents, teachers and Chicago Teacher's Union members gathered March 10 outside the Teacher's Academy of Math and Science, 501 W. 35th St., to boycott the Illinois Standard Achievement Test and ...

Rolling the ‘Dice’ at Columbia

By Alex Stedman

November 12, 2012

German disc jockey and electronic music producer Loco Dice has undergone a significant evolution since his start in the early ’90s. He was initially a rapper playing support slots for Usher, Ice Cube, and R. Kelly. He’s since taken a turn to techno, releasing two electronic albums, several remixes and seven EPs, including his latest, “Toxic,” which drops Nov. 12.The Düsseldorf-based musician’s latest project is the...

Caravan for Peace marches through Chicago

By Dannis Valera

September 10, 2012

The Caravan for Peace marched through Chicago’s Little Village earlier this week calling for changes in policy and strategy concerning the war on drugs.The caravan first started Aug. 11, after crossing the Otay Border into San Diego. In total, the caravan will travel through 26 cities and will eventually end up in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.Mexican poet Javier Sicilia started the caravan because of the loss of his son, J...

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