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1st of August 2018

New restaurant open on Paseo Boricua: El Faro Caribbean Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Come and join us! We are the newest restaurant on Paseo Boricua in W. Division bringing Puerto Rico’s seafood, cocktails and the Best Puerto Rican’s typical plate the stuffed mofongo to the city of Chicago’s community. Follow us on Facebook for more info. And reviews. For carry out service call us at 773-661-6496  


9th of July 2018

2018 West Town Health Market is Open!

The West Town Health Market is back! Join us every week on Thursday from 3-7pm at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (2233 W. Division) from June 14 – December 13. You will find locally grown fruits and vegetables, flowers, organic meats, farm-fresh eggs, organic raw honey, and artisanal skin care products at the […]


28th of June 2018

IRS: If / Then Scenarios for Taxpayers Who Get Phished

The IRS reminds taxpayers that the agency does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or text messages to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar information for credit cards, banks and other financial accounts. This is important for everyone to remember because thieves often pose as the […]


19th of June 2018

ComEd Honors Seven Local Diverse Suppliers at Annual Awards Celebration

Seven local companies owned and led by people of color and women were recognized for excellence in construction and professional services, environmental stewardship, community building, job creation, and more at ComEd’s third-annual Diverse Supplier Awards ceremony on Monday. In 2017, ComEd spent $711 million – 36 percent of its total supply chain spend – with […]


13th of June 2018

2018 Housing Summit: Strengthening the Puerto Rican and Latino Presence in Chicago

June 15, 2018 (Chicago, IL) – 2018 Housing Summit: Strengthening the Puerto Rican and Latino Presence in Chicago On June 15, 2018 at ChiArts located at 2714 W Augusta Blvd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, LUCHA, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and Puerto Rican Agenda will convene […]


Child Development Study at Northwestern University

Researchers at Northwestern University are trying to learn more about fussy behavior and tantrums in young children. If you are the biological mother of a baby between 9-15 months old and you speak English at home, you and your baby may qualify for the When to Worry (W2W) study. You will be invited to: • […]


30th of May 2018

It’s time for a paycheck checkup

The IRS encourages everyone to perform a “paycheck checkup” to make sure you have the right amount of federal tax withheld from your paycheck. Following tax law changes, you can do a paycheck checkup using the IRS’s Withholding Calculator and, if necessary, complete a new W-4 form. The calculator helps determine the right amount of withholding […]


29th of May 2018

Housing Application Workshops Available for Senior Citizens

Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH), a partner of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)’s Community Alliance is offering seniors and caregivers free educational workshops throughout Chicago in the neighborhoods of Belmont Cragin, Gage Park, East Side and New City. Highly skilled bilingual coordinators will explain what documentation is needed, the waiting process, and how to fill […]


23rd of May 2018

Bickerdike: Our Story Begins at Home

On Thursday, May 17 supporters gathered at the Radisson Blu Aqua to celebrate Bickerdike’s 50 years of community inspired development. The evening, emceed by Mark Rivera of ABC7 Chicago, also served to honor Andrew J. Mooney and Mary A. Laraia with the Community Builder Award, and Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez, former Bickerdike board member, with […]


2nd of May 2018

Mercy Home is here to help you and your child in need

Do you know a child who is struggling at home or in school? Have they faced difficult experiences, such as grief, loss, unstable living environments, or traumatic events? Mercy Home might be the solution to help these kids. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been helping youth since 1887.  We provide the young people […]