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Dec 18, 2021

Agricultural Labor Trafficking Growing Problem in Illinois

In Illinois, farming is big business. The Illinois Farm Bureau estimates that Illinois’ agriculture industry and related activity contribute more than $50 billion to the state’s economy. But the nature of farm work and the structure of our nation’s migrant labor program make the people who perform long hours of labor in Illinois’ over 72 million farms vulnerable to abuse.
Dec 18, 2021

Las Posadas: On the Road to Bethlehem in Buena Park

Parishioners of St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church are observing Las Posadas. It’s a Catholic tradition that commemorates the journey Joseph and Mary made seeking refuge where Mary could give birth to the Christ child. The parish adapted the tradition with a procession through the church’s neighborhood.

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Dec 18, 2021

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

Agricultural labor trafficking is on the rise. Last-minute holiday gift ideas? We’ve got you covered. And a Mexican Catholic tradition takes to the streets of Buena Park.

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Dec 18, 2021

Vicente Fernández, Revered Mexican Singer, Dies at 81

Vicente Fernández was known for hits such as “El Rey,” and “Lástima que seas ajena,” his command of the ranchera genre and his dark and elegant mariachi suits with their matching wide-brimmed sombreros.

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Dec 18, 2021

Shop at the Pop-ups for Last-Minute Artisan Gifts

If you’ve still got a few names to cross off your holiday gift list, you’re not alone. There’s still plenty of time to find handmade gifts that do good for artists and artisans not only in Chicago but also in countries all over the world.

Dec 11, 2021

Tips for Grads to Find Lucrative, Fulfilling Careers

The majority of Latinos entering higher education are the first in their families to attend college. This means they don't always have access to mentors or role models in their community to help usher them into professional careers. 

Dec 11, 2021

La Ultima Palabra on Diverse Perspectives in Conservation

In Chicago, predominantly Latino communities often bear the environmental burden of heavy industry, and residents of those communities say they have a hard time making their concerns heard.

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Dec 11, 2021

The ‘Cuban Comet’ Slides Into Baseball’s Hall of Fame

Minnie Miñoso, “the Cuban Comet” broke the color line for the White Sox when he joined the team in 1951. He was selected for induction by the Golden Days Era committee on Sunday, and University of Illinois professor Adrian Burgos Jr says, it’s an honor that was long overdue.

Dec 11, 2021

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

Combatting depression around the holidays. Celebrating Minnie Miñoso. Helping Latino college grads find their dream jobs. And a bakery fires up its oven after almost 30 years.

Dec 11, 2021

Managing Depression in the Holiday Season

It’s the time of year that Latino families across the country get their homes, churches and communities ready for holiday celebrations. This season is a joyous time for many, but for some, holiday gatherings can bring feelings of sadness, isolation, and anxiety.

Dec 11, 2021

Chico’s Oven Brings Bolillo Back to The Bush

Southeast Side native Jorge “Chico” Perez says there’s plenty of dough to be made in his neighborhood. He’s using the bakery his parents closed in 1994 — and the recipes his father taught him — to do it.

Dec 4, 2021

La Ultima Palabra on Building Sustainability

Alicia Ponce is an architect and one of the founding members of Arquitina, a professional leadership and licensure initiative that supports Latinas in architecture and encourages Latinas to join the industry.

Dec 4, 2021

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

A special Black Voices/Latino Voices crossover on the city's ward map battle. Plus, marketing to Latinos. A unique experience at a Pilsen shop. And La Ultima Palabra.

Dec 4, 2021

Speaking Spanglish: How to Reach America’s $1.7 Trillion Latino Consumer Market

Latinos now make up 19% of the country's population, and half of them are under age 29. And while America’s Latinos spend an estimated $1.7 trillion annually, the Hispanic Marketing Council says only 6% of overall industry investment is spent targeting the Latino community.

Dec 4, 2021

How the Wards Get Their Shapes and Why You Should Care: A Voices Crossover Conversation

A 5% uptick in the Latino population, a whopping 30% increase in the Asian population, and a 10% decrease in the Black population have translated into factions fighting for wards mapped to maintain racial majorities and all but ensure proportionate racial representation.