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Nov 27, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 27, 2021 - Full Show

Helping households afford internet access. Meet a woman fighting fire with fire. And conserving monarch butterflies. 

Nov 20, 2021

Sox Hopeful 2022 is The Year for Miñoso to ‘Go-Go’ to the Hall of Fame

Minnie Miñoso became the first Black Cuban to play in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians. He broke the color line for the White Sox in 1951. And after his days on the field, he settled in Chicago, joined the Sox as an assistant coach, and was a mentor for generations of ballplayers.

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Nov 20, 2021

$17 Billion in Infrastructure Funding Means Big Business for Construction and Engineering Firms

The $1 trillion infrastructure plan was signed into law by President Joe Biden. Nationwide, the plan will send billions to state and local governments for long-needed upgrades. 17 billion of those dollars are headed to Illinois, adding to the 45 billion the state is already spending on infrastructure thanks to the 2019 Rebuild Illinois bill. 

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Nov 20, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 20, 2021 - Full Show

Are engineering companies ready for a business boom following the new infrastructure law? Plus, resources for managing epilepsy. And a Hall of Fame push for Minnie Miñoso.

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Nov 20, 2021

Chicago Resources for Latinos Living With Epilepsy

Nationwide, more than 3 million people have epilepsy. Of those, 400,000 are Latino. The neurological condition causes seizures as a result of a genetic disorder or injury to the brain. And while epilepsy can cause difficulties for those diagnosed with it, Latinos face an additional range of health care barriers.

Nov 20, 2021

Chicago Latino Theater Alliance Hosts ‘Holiday Extravaganza’ Outdoor Series

The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance is bringing some sazón to Chicago’s holiday season with the free, outdoor entertainment series “Destinos al Aire, a Holiday Extravaganza!” The Latino Theater Alliance’s Christine Perez says the events are a way to bring holiday spirit to Chicago while celebrating the diversity of our Latino cultures.

Nov 13, 2021

La Ultima Palabra: Alexandra Collins

Hinsdale Central High School senior Alexandra Collins gives us La Ultima Palabra on the emotion she says stops many of us from creating change in our communities – and how you can stop it from stopping you.

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Nov 13, 2021

Can’t Afford Broadband Access? An FCC Program Can Help

For the last two years, stay-at-home orders and closed schools made people’s reliance on the internet more apparent than ever. It also showcased the inequities in access to broadband internet. Nationwide, Latino households are not only less likely to have broadband access, but also the devices needed to get connected.

Nov 13, 2021

‘La Gran Tirana’ at Aguijón Theater Sings Love Song to Caribbean Music, Immigrant Experience

Aguijón Theater of Chicago on the Northwest Side kicked off its 21st season with “La Gran Tirana,” exploring the idea of immigrant identity as it follows the journey of Ana Morgana, an immigrant who transcends her own reality by imagining herself to be the Cuban diva La Lupe.

Nov 13, 2021

Child Vaccination, Antiviral Treatments Brighten Pandemic Outlook

Two antiviral treatments for existing COVID infections are on the horizon. And in Chicago, more than 6,000 children ages 5 to 11 received COVID-19 vaccinations this past week. But, case counts are again on the rise and with holiday gatherings just around the corner, the threat of COVID remains.

Nov 13, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 13, 2021 - Full Show

The latest in the fight against COVID-19. Help for those who can't afford broadband internet. Exploring immigrant identity in a new show. And La Ultima Palabra on standing up for your community.

Nov 6, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 6, 2021 - Full Show

The battle over redrawing ward boundaries. Disruptions in global supply chains. Knowing your health care rights. And cutting out the middleman when getting your morning cup of Joe.

Nov 6, 2021

Local Business Brews Up Revolution by Cutting Out the Coffee Middleman

As the weather starts to turn chillier and the days grayer, many Chicagoans rely on coffee to bring them some daily sunshine. But the people who grow the beans around the world don’t always benefit from the wealth their product creates.

Nov 6, 2021

New Program Informs Immigrants On Health Care Rights

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights recently announced the launch of its Immigrant Health Academy. It will train community leaders in suburban areas with high immigrant populations to inform immigrants about their health care rights and correct misconceptions about access to care.

Nov 6, 2021

Ward Remap Debate Puts Latino Population Increase Front and Center

Chicago’s racial makeup is often described as roughly one-third white, one-third Black and one-third Latino.  Now, alderpeople are battling over how to fairly reflect the city’s evolving racial makeup in how the borders of its 50 wards are drawn.