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<!–:en–>Rep. Gutierrez:“I Have Unfinished Business, So I Will Not Be a Candidate for Mayor of the City of Chicago”<!–:–>

The following is a statement by Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL): When I make important decisions I try to think about Roberto Clemente. Roberto Clemente had everything.  A great career.  A rifle arm.  A big contract.  Fans who adored him. And yet, he risked it all to help others.  He made a...

In Times When Boricua ‘Pride’ Isn’t Enough

Puerto Rico, how ironic is our love for you? We never cease to profess our sincere pride. We display it everywhere and in any way possible; from tattoos, t-shirts, to temperaments, we declare our profound orgullo. Yet our love and pride – as deep as it goes – has limits, lines...

IPRAC inaugurates “Everyone Matters” Art Exhibit

Over 300 people gathered on October 8 for the opening reception of Everyone Matters . . . Wellness as a Way of Life, an art exhibit showcasing the artwork, crafts and oral stories by over 100 local community residents sharing personal messages of resilience and positive life choices. Curated by...

The Restoration of La Crucifixion De Don Pedro

After nine years of struggle to save one of Chicago’s largest and oldest murals, the Puerto Rican community of Humboldt Park is closer to wining the right to the contentious adjacent lot. On Wednesday, September 27th, Raul Echevarria, Deputy Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, received word that...

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