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Nov 5, 2022

Advocates Look to Combat Election Disinformation Campaigns Targeting Latinos

Latinos are the fastest growing racial and ethnic group in the U.S. electorate since the last midterm elections. A total of 34.5 million Latinos are eligible to vote, making them a crucial demographic for politicians. Latinos are also increasingly the target for disinformation campaigns. 

Oct 29, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 29, 2022 - Full Show

An outbreak of violence in Brighton Park. Calls for shelter locations to house migrants from Texas. And learn about the flower that adorns ofrendas for Dia de Muertos.

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Oct 29, 2022

‘Flor de Muerto’ Cempasúchiles Make Día de los Muertos Ofrendas Bright

The vivid orange and yellow cempasúchiles, known as marigolds in English, frequently adorn Día de los Muertos ofrendas. Native to Mexico, the flowers bloom at this time of year just in time for the holiday.

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Oct 29, 2022

Community Organizations Speak Out After Violent Weekend in Brighton Park

Three shootings resulted in four people dead and three injured, with the deadliest incident taking place during a street takeover at Archer and Kedzie avenues. In the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 23, more than 100 cars gathered at the intersection to watch a “drifting” event that ended with an exchange of gunfire. 

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Oct 29, 2022

Migrant Arrivals in Chicago Have Somewhat Slowed, But Local Aid Groups Still Working to Meet Needs

The infrastructure the city and state has built to receive migrants aims to ensure individuals and families are stabilized before they move on in their journey. 

Oct 22, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 22, 2022 - Full Show

Health professionals push flu and COVID vaccines — what you need to know. Calls for more Latino political representation. And exploring mental health through dance.

Oct 22, 2022

Advocates Push for More Latino Representation in Politics

Despite a growth in population size, the Latino community is underrepresented in politics, with less than 2% of Latinos in elected positions nationwide. 

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Oct 22, 2022

Health Care Officials Expect Rough Winter for Respiratory Illness

Winter is on the way, and with it come respiratory illnesses like cold, flu, and COVID-19. And nationwide, hospitals are seeing an alarming rise in cases of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.

Oct 15, 2022

Owners of La Michoacána Shop Sharing Mexico’s Ice Cream Culture With Chicagoans

The history of La Michoacána goes back decades to a small town named Tocumbo in Michoacán. The brand name has given people like the Garcias opportunities to open their own independent businesses.

Oct 15, 2022

Post-Incarceration, Women Often Face Difficulties Rebuilding Their Lives

Since she returned home after incarceration 22 years ago, Celia Colon has turned much of her energy to helping other women rebuild their post-prison lives through her nonprofit Giving Others Dreams. But she says having a record has hindered her forward progress.

Oct 15, 2022

‘La Ultima Palabra’ on Bringing Latino Stories Center Stage

The stories that can be told on a stage are limited only by the storyteller’s imagination. But just who gets to write those stories and bring them to life on Chicago’s stages is too often limited to a privileged few.

Oct 15, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 15, 2022 - Full Show

Challenges facing women post-incarceration. Talking with kids about sexual abuse. Highlighting Latino art. And a sweet treat as Hispanic Heritage month comes to a close.

Oct 15, 2022

Regular Conversations Needed to Protect Kids from Sexual Abuse, Nonprofit Founder Says

For any parent, child sexual abuse is a tough topic to even think about. But as uncomfortable as it might be, talking about sexual abuse with kids is one way parents can help protect them.

Oct 8, 2022

Half Gringa Blends Bicultural Upbringing into Country-Tinged Music

Ask Isabel Olive, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who performs as Half Gringa, about her stage name and you’ll get an understanding of where her music comes from, too.

Oct 8, 2022

Family-Run Dress Boutique in Little Village Part of Quinceañera Tradition

A quinceañera is all about the details. A family-run business in Little Village has been playing a part in the quinceañeras of area girls for years.