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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Aug 21, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, August 21, 2021 - Full Show

A new City Colleges program for students facing financial barriers. A new analysis of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s hiring trends. And a barbershop with a side of vintage music.

Aug 21, 2021

City Colleges to Provide Over 60 Free Short-Term Programs This Fall

New fall programs offered by the City Colleges of Chicago system aim to help city residents start or resume their college education amid the pandemic.

Aug 21, 2021

Del Pueblo Barbers & Records Blends Midwest and Mexican Cultures

Nearly 700,000 Chicago residents claim Mexican heritage, and over the years, Mexican culture has become woven into the city’s tapestry. A new business in Little Village explores the space where the Midwest meets Mexico by combining haircuts with deep cuts.

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Aug 14, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, August 14, 2021 - Full Show

Chicago Public Schools requires all teachers and staff to get vaccinated — we hear from the district’s interim CEO. A musical collaboration highlights Puerto Rico. Chicago teens learn camping skills. 

Aug 14, 2021

Concert Collaboration Builds Musical Bridge ‘From San Juan to Chicago’

“Un Puente Musical” weaves the Chicago Philharmonic’s chamber orchestra with the instruments, musicians and composers of La Isla del Encanto.

Aug 14, 2021

Back to School: CPS Interim CEO, City Health Official on Plans to Return to In-Person Learning

Students and teachers at Chicago Public Schools head back to the classroom this month. We speak with the district’s interim CEO and an official from the health department about returning to school as COVID-19 cases rise.

Aug 7, 2021

Communities and City Collaborate for Safer, More Accessible Transportation

The city’s transportation department has been installing a new grid of bike routes in Belmont Cragin and Hermosa as part of the Chicago Works Capital Plan to modernize infrastructure and improve access to and safety of transportation.

Aug 7, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, August 7, 2021 - Full Show

Efforts to make transit accessible across communities. A controversial new Target warehouse. And does the city make the cut in clearing weeds from vacant lots?

Jul 31, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 31, 2021 - Full Show

A plan of action for climate change in Illinois. An exit interview with a 30-year veteran of the city. And a group of street vendors are now the proud owners of a shared kitchen.

Jul 31, 2021

After More Than 30 Years With the City, BACP Commissioner Rosa Escareño Retires

While she was originally planning to stay for just the first year of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s term, the pandemic delayed Rosa Escareño’s retirement plans – and gave her a firsthand seat to the massive blow COVID-19 dealt to the local economy.

Jul 31, 2021

How Communities Are Taking Action Against Climate Change and Steps Toward Environmental Justice

Black and Latino neighborhoods in Chicago are more likely to be burdened by industries that pollute the air, ground and water, making environmental justice an important part of the equation as the country moves forward.