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Local Chicago mothers break the silence of violence

Local Chicago mothers break the silence of violence

By Nikoleta Morales Chicago EXTRA! (LL Editor’s note: This article was published before Mother’s Day.) Not all mothers will celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend. Some mothers, like Gena Hernandez, Dorothy Rosario, Elizabeth Ramirez and Maria Torres, mourn the loss of their sons who died to unsolved crimes in Chicago. They are all part of the

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Chicago – a hotspot for Latino theater companies

By Silvia Foster-Frau Extra News! Chicago may not compete with the theater scene of Los Angeles or New York City, but the Latino theater scene is a different story. There are over 25 Latino theater companies of varying sizes in Chicago. Performance groups like Dominizuelan, Salsation, and MARIA as well as theater companies such as

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César Chávez “Together we can!”

By Nikoleta Morales Extra! It has been 21 years since the passing of one of the most historic and iconic Latino-American heroes—César Chávez. Considered by many to be the Latino-American Martin Luther King, Chávez inspired and fought for farm workers’ rights through non-violent means. Together with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers’ Association.

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The Resurrection Project helps Chicago family avoid foreclosure

By Diana Pando Extra News Jeidy Zavala Aguilar and her family live on a quiet side street near Kedzie and Archer avenues on the southwest side of Chicago. Between babysitting her nieces and picking up her children from school, Aguilar and her husband Armando were trying to keep their home from being foreclosed upon before

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Chicago creates affordable health care for Hispanic seniors

By Nikoleta Morales Chicago Extra Oak Street Health is a new network of primary health clinics for seniors in Chicago. Even though the network opened its clinics early this September they have experienced a large volume of patients. With two locations in the city, Portage Park (4848 W. Irving Park Ave.) and Edgewater (1541 W.

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