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Mar 1, 2024

Book-to-Film Adaptation Puts Chicago Author on Path to Hollywood With ‘I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter’

In 2017, poet and author Erika L. Sánchez published her first novel, “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.” Now, Hollywood is calling, with a book-to-film adaptation with award-winning actress America Ferrera on board to make her big-screen directing debut.

Mar 1, 2024

What Goes Into Setting Car Insurance Rates and How Illinois May Change It

Illinois’ insurance code prohibits discrimination, but state Rep. Will Guzzardi said there’s a difference between impact and intent. Even if insurance agents aren’t doing it maliciously, Guzzardi said, algorithms end up perpetuating inequities and punishing people of color and low-income drivers.

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Mar 1, 2024

‘Do You Want to be Informed or You Want to be Influenced?’: Navigating Social Media Misinformation

Nearly half of surveyed Latinos rely on social media sites like TikTok and WhatsApp for their news and information. This has allowed for the spread of misinformation and disinformation, where fact checking in Spanish is less available.

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Feb 29, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 29, 2024 - Full Show

Do auto insurance rates discriminate? Advice for navigating the spread of misinformation. And a local author is taking her book to the big screen.

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Feb 29, 2024

Pilsen’s La Tiendita Connects Families in Need to Free Clothing, Necessities

The free shop is located inside a Chicago Public Schools Parent University, which offers classes and workshops on topics like financial literacy, career development and more.

Feb 22, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 22, 2024 - Full Show

Chicago officials are closing four migrant shelters. State lawmakers weigh in on Pritzker’s budget proposal. And a local group’s effort to diversify figure skating.

Feb 22, 2024

Chicago Group Gets Kids on the Ice With ‘Figure Skating on Your Block’

The Chicago Youth Foundation offers a new program to introduce figure skating to diverse neighborhoods across the city.

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Feb 15, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 15, 2024 - Full Show

City Council votes on a push to upend the police discipline system. Early voting locations open downtown. And we take you inside a lounge serving up Asian and Latino flavors.

Feb 15, 2024

Early Voting Begins in Chicago for March 19 Primary. Here’s What You Should Know

With early voting kicking off at two downtown locations, election officials are calling on voters to make a plan to vote early. Early voting in all 50 wards will begin March 4. The Illinois primary election is March 19.

Feb 15, 2024

Bridgeport Restaurant Blends Mexican, Asian Cuisine: ‘We Try to Mix It All Up’

The owners of Belly Bowl Asian Kitchen and Lounge experiment with different spices and flavors, offering a blend of cultures.

Feb 8, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 8, 2024 - Full Show

The White Sox are out with dazzling plans for a new stadium. Pushback to a mining proposal on the Southeast Side. And what warm February temperatures could mean for Chicago.

Feb 8, 2024

Proposal to Allow Mining in Chicago Raises Environmental, Public Health Concerns on Southeast Side

Developers have a massive underground warehouse dream for the Southeast Side. But for some, the project is potential environmental and public health concern.

Feb 8, 2024

What Warm February Temperatures Could Mean for Chicago

Temperatures reached a high of 57 degrees in Chicago on Thursday. As the city experiences an El Nino year, 2024 is seeing temperatures about 1 to 3 degrees above average.

Feb 2, 2024

Cosmetology School Owner Looks to Teach, Inspire Others From Immigrant Backgrounds

At a cosmetology academy in Back of the Yards, Jaime Romero is using his entrepreneurial spirit to guide his students through the beauty industry. He also knows what it’s like to face obstacles because of undocumented status. 

Feb 2, 2024

New Book Helps First-Generation Latinos Navigate Finances, Cultural Expectations

For first-generation individuals, building wealth can be intimidating. And while learning how to navigate finances can be challenging, it is possible. Giovanna González has made it her life’s mission to teach others how to tackle their finances while unpacking cultural and systemic barriers.