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WBEZ’s Araceli Gómez-Aldana guest hosts the 48th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

A special crossover with Chicago Tonight: Black Voices. A group of journalists breaks down the mayor’s budget proposal. Plus, working in the extreme heat. And the Puerto Rican Festival returns.

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Araceli Gómez-Aldana guest hosts a Black Voices/Latino Voices crossover with Chicago journalists on the mayor’s budget proposal. (WTTW News)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has unveiled her budget plan for 2022, a plan that one alderman called a “Christmas list” of progressive spending items. We break it all down with four Chicago reporters.

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Temperatures have been reaching record breaking levels across the country — affecting working conditions for farmers, those in construction, and even delivery workers. (WTTW News)

A new study finds that extreme heat could threaten nearly $2 billion a year in earnings for outdoor workers in Illinois. We learn about the impact of these increasing temperatures on working conditions.

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After taking a year and a half off due to the pandemic, the Puerto Rican Festival has returned for its 39th year in Humboldt Park. (Daniel Ramos / Puerto Rican Festival)

After taking a year and a half off due to the pandemic, the Puerto Rican Festival has returned for its 39th year in Humboldt Park.

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Mexico’s Supreme Court voted Tuesday to remove legislation that punishes women for having abortions. The ruling was condemned by Mexico’s vast majority of Catholic leaders and conservatives. (CNN)

Just a few weeks after a Texas law took effect that bans most abortions in that state, Mexico’s Supreme Court has decided that women should not be criminalized for having an abortion. Both decisions have reignited protests over reproductive rights.

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In 2019, ProPublica Illinois reported that the state’s child welfare agency was failing to serve Spanish-speaking families by not offering Spanish-speaking caseworkers and placing children into homes where Spanish wasn’t spoken. (WTTW News)

A new report says Illinois’ child welfare agency is failing to serve Spanish-speaking children and families in their language. ProPublica Illinois reporter Melissa Sanchez has details.

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Alex Hernández of Univision guest hosts the 47th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

The new abortion law in Mexico. Is Illinois’ child welfare agency serving Spanish-speaking children? And celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, starting with Mexican Independence Day.

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Illinois has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Federal pandemic unemployment benefits ended on Labor Day, cutting off weekly payments to more than 300,000 people in the state. 

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The iconic arch that welcomes everyone to La Villita has preliminary landmark status. (WTTW News)

Should full landmark status be granted, the arch will become the first symbol of Chicago’s Latino community to receive that honor, as well as the first time an architect of Mexican descent has had a structure landmarked here. 

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Alex Hernández of Univision guest hosts the 46th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

Federal pandemic unemployment benefits end, what it means for Chicago’s labor force. Plus, a new law aimed at helping local immigrants. And La Villita’s iconic arch is up for landmark status. 

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Cubs announcer Omar Ramos appears on “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. (WTTW News)

As the 2021 baseball regular season winds down, the Cubs and White Sox are headed in different directions. Chicago’s Spanish-language baseball announcers slide in to talk about the teams’ prospects in the postseason and next year.

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Despite the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, some people are still hesitant to roll up their sleeves. A local medical professional talks about the reasoning behind some of this reluctancy and how it’s being addressed.

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The pandemic has shut down the Mexican Independence Day parade for a second year, but Fiesta Boricua is going ahead with its plans. (WTTW News)

The pandemic has shut down the Mexican Independence Day Parade for a second year, but Fiesta Boricua is going ahead with its plans. We talk with the event organizers about their decisions.

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A local doctor combats COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. We talk September baseball with the Spanish-language broadcasters for the Sox and Cubs. And teaching young people to document their communities. 

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National Louis University School of Business Dean Ignacio Lopez gives us la ultima palabra on why he says supporting Latino entrepreneurship can boost America's good fortunes. (WTTW News)

A business school dean gives us the last word on supporting Latino entrepreneurs — and how that can benefit all Americans.

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Michael Puente of WBEZ guest hosts the 44th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

Chicago Public School students return to in-person learning — some parents share their thoughts. We discuss controversial gunshot detection technology. And the last word on Latino entrepreneurs.