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Sep 18, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, September 18, 2021 - Full Show

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.

Sep 18, 2021

ProPublica: DCFS Not Providing Services for Spanish Speakers

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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Sep 18, 2021

Advocates, Opponents Weigh In on Mexico’s Abortion Stance

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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Sep 11, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, September 11, 2021 - Full Show

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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Sep 11, 2021

Little Village Arch Granted Preliminary Landmark Status

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. 

Sep 11, 2021

Chicago’s Workforce After More Than a Year Into the Pandemic

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. 

Sep 4, 2021

Mexican Independence Day Parade Canceled, Fiesta Boricua Encouraging Vaccination

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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Sep 4, 2021

How Health Care Workers Are Handling COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns

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.

Sep 4, 2021

Catching Up on Chicago Baseball

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.

Sep 4, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, September 4, 2021 - Full Show

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. 

Aug 28, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, August 28, 2021 - Full Show

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.

Aug 28, 2021

La Última Palabra: Ignacio Lopez

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

Aug 28, 2021

Report Raises Questions About ShotSpotter Technology

According to a new report from the city’s inspector general, alerts by the gunshot detection system ShotSpotter used by the Chicago Police Department “rarely” lead to evidence of a gun crime. 

Aug 28, 2021

Chicago Public Schools Parents on Return to In-Person Learning

Chicago Public Schools students are scheduled to return for in-person classes Monday. But what will that return look like amid an ongoing pandemic? CPS parents join “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” for a panel discussion.

Aug 21, 2021

Analysis: Lightfoot Appointments to Key Posts Did Not Keep Pace with Growth of Latinos in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s picks for key city posts during her first two years in office failed to keep pace with the growing number of Latino Chicagoans, according to an analysis by WTTW News.