Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 24, 2021 - Full Show
The state’s ban on evictions is set to end, what renters need to know. Plus, a rundown of safety protocols for Chicago Public Schools. And a local percussion artist using South American rhythms.
As Eviction Ban Ends, Housing Organizations Say Assistance Programs Will Be Key
The state’s eviction ban is ending, prompting residents and property owners alike to seek aid in recovering losses or securing housing. But for some Latinx residents, language barriers and concerns over their immigration status keep them from getting the help they need.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 17, 2021 - Full Show
A new documentary on the LGBTQ Latino experience in Chicago. Two Latino festivals are making a comeback. And finding home away from home in a community garden.
New Documentary ‘Seguimos Aquí’ Explores LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Experience
A new documentary explores inequities through the experiences of four Latino Chicagoans who identify as LGBTQ-plus as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in their personal and professional lives.
Fiesta del Sol, Latin Jazz Festival Back in Action
In Chicago, summer is synonymous with festival season. This year, with Chicagoans hungrier than ever for summer food and festivities, two signature Latino festivals are set to stage their comebacks.
Chicago Woman Crafts Jiggly Garden of Gelatin Delights
For many people, the idea of gelatin desserts conjures up images of the jiggly retro novelty that appears at church potlucks and in school lunchboxes. But in Mexican culture, gelatins are not just a sweet treat, but an art form.
End of Eviction Ban Expected to Push More People Onto Streets
Over the past year, a small group of people who are homeless have established a tent encampment in a small Avondale park. Similar encampments are all over Chicago, and as Illinois’ eviction moratorium nears its end, the number of unhoused people is expected to grow.
Latinos Have Greater Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s, But Less Likely to Get Help
The degenerative brain disease, for which there currently is no cure, takes a terrible toll on both patients and caregivers. By the year 2060, some 3.5 million Latinos are expected to be afflicted with the disease.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 10, 2021 - Full Show
Concerns over a homeless encampment clean out in Avondale. Why Latinos are 50% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. And jiggly gelatin art you have to see to believe.
Digging into Chicago’s COVID-19 Vaccine Disparity
A recent South Side Weekly report used city data to show that Chicago’s vaccine disparity is widening between wealthier parts of the city, like the Loop, and areas on the South and West sides with a majority of Black and brown residents.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 3, 2021 - Full Show
How some Latino Chicagoans view their own patriotism. Chicago’s vaccine disparity and the delta variant. And “¡Viva la Libertad!” at the Newberry Library.
‘¡Viva la Libertad!’ Exhibit Explores Independence Struggles of the Americas
A new exhibit and programming series at the Newberry Library looks at the ties between the revolutionary histories of the U.S. and countries across Latin America.
Patriotism in the Latino Community
For many Latinos, both American-born and immigrants, feelings of pride and patriotism for the U.S. are complicated by history, racial injustice and cultural erasure, leading to questions of what it truly means to be an American patriot.
HIV Criminal Transmission Law in Illinois Faces Repeal
A bill awaiting Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature would repeal the state’s so-called HIV criminal transmission statute, which makes it illegal for people living with HIV to have unprotected sex without disclosing their status to sexual partners.
La Ultima Palabra: Lolita’s Bodega
The forces of gentrification can make people being priced out of their neighborhoods feel powerless. But the founders of Lolita’s Bodega in Humboldt Park say residents have more power than they think.