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Pilsen’s community garden – a place for families and hope

Pilsen’s community garden – a place for families and hope

By Eleanore Catolico EXTRA News As the city transitions to the winter, one of Pilsen’s community gardens prepares for a fresh start. On Nov. 3, Pilsen community members gathered in an office at St. Pius Church to discuss the redevelopment project for the Roots and Rays Community Garden located at the intersection of Cullerton and

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Chicago’s Mexican art museum celebrates Posada’s 100-year anniversary of his death

By Eleanore Catolico EXTRA News Folk art-loving families gathered together in Pilsen to honor the Day of the Dead’s most mysterious yet outspoken figures. On Friday, Sept. 13, The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) hosted an opening reception for its annual Day of the Dead artist exhibit but this time with a historical twist.

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Going hungry for a need of transplants

By Nikoleta Morales Extra News CHICAGO — After successful negotiations with the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a group of 14 immigrants, along with a hundred supporters, continued their hunger strike at Christ Medical Center in Chicago on Aug.7. This is their second week to strike against discriminatory health

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Chicago Latino neighborhood protests vicious dog attacks

By Alejandra Herrera EXTRA News A protest against vicious dogs was held on July 30 in Little Village. The protest was supported and organized by local activist Raul Montes Jr. “Somebody’s gotta bring it up,” said Montes Jr. in reference to this problem. “I work in this community and some of these people were very

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Chicago’s New Consul General of Mexico relates to immigrants

By Alex Hernandez Chicago Extra Chicago’s new Consulate General of Mexico, Carlos Martin Jiménez Macías, 62, is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He’s served in Mexico’s Federal Legislature three times and has been a San Luis Potosi Senator twice. He’s an experienced politician. Extra was able to sit down with him over the

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