Thursday, September 8, 2011

Free Expungement Workshop, Tribute to Mexico's Leaders, Fiestas Patrias, Old Newspapers

Jeb Stone
          VISITING ATTORNEYS: We are honored to have Attorney Jeb Stone, one of the best and famous criminal defense lawyers in Chicago as a volunteer for the FREE Expungement Workshop. The Workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at New Life Church, 2657 S. Lawndale Ave.  Mr. Stone’s firm, Stone & Associates, Ltd., is listed in the Bar Registry of Pre-eminent Lawyers. For over three decades, Jed Stone has provided thoughtful, aggressive and caring representation to persons charged with a crime.  He is also a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and a Leading Lawyer in criminal defense and appellate practice.            
          “ATTORNEY STONE is coming to Little Village to help our community. He is giving up a Saturday to be with us and we are grateful for his services”, said Attorney Jorge Montes.
Beth Johnson
            OTHER ATTORNEYS volunteering their services are: Attorney Juan Baltierres [a former parole supervisor], Baltierres Law Office; Criminal and Family Law, Attorney Neil Toppel, [a former Assistant Public Defender] Law Offices of Neil Toppel; Criminal Defense; Attorney Rosa Silva, an Assistant Public Defender, Attorney Jesus Salazar; criminal defense, Attorney Russell Knight; criminal and civil defense, and Attorney Beth Johnson; Staff Attorney, Cabrini Green Legal Clinic.
            ADULTS AND JUVENILE will learn from experts how to apply for clemency and expungement. Information on employment, job training, health care and other services for ex-offenders will be available. It is recommended that you bring your rap sheet to the workshop.            
            WORKSHOP REGISTRATION starts at 8:30 a.m. Doors close at 6 p.m. Joining the Expungement Committee are State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez and Ambrosio Medrano. Any questions, call Attorney Jorge Montes 312/850-9844.   

            AS A TRIBUTE TO MEXICO’s Leaders. How many do you know?

Top row: 1. Emiliano Zapata, 2. Vicente Guerrero, 3. Venustiano Carranza, 4. Francisco I. Madero, 5. Guadalupe Victoria, 6. Benito Juarez, 7. Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana, 8. Valentin Gomez Farias
Middle: 9. Sebastian Lerdo De Tejada, 10. Don Ignacio Allende, 11. M. Hidalgo y Costilla, 12. Miguel Aleman Valdez, 13. Anastasio Bustamante, 14. Pascual Ortiz Rubio, 15. Jose Ma Morelos y Pavon 
Bottom: 16. Victoriano Huerta, 17. Porfirio Diaz, 18. Francisco Villa, 19. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, 20. Lazaro Cardenas, 21. Lucas Alaman, 22. Alvaro Obregon.   

            FIESTAS PATRIAS: The annual Little Village community Mexican Independence Day Parade is this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Noon starting at 26th St. & Kedzie Ave. and heading west on 26th St. to Kostner Ave. This year’s theme: “Salute to Our Heroes”, “Saludos a Nuestros Heroes”. The estimated crowd is 100,000.
Little Village Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor of this event.
            THE PARADE will showcase floats from business organizations, schools groups, marching bands, dance groups, mariachis, charros on horses, decorated cars and trucks, clowns, military and community organizations, police and firemen vehicles’.
            LEADING THE parade will be officers of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce, local dignitaries, political officials and civic leaders of the Mexican communities.
            FOR MORE information on how to participate in the parade contact Vanessa Alvarez at 773/521-5387.

            OLD NEWSPAPERS: I’m a hoarder of newspapers. I had stacks and stacks of newspapers in my home and I decided to get rid of them. Rather than dumping them in the garbage cart I wanted to donate them to an organization which would put them to good use. 
            I CALLED the City of Chicago Commission on Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western Ave. 312/4747-1381, asking if they wanted my newspapers. They said, “Yes” and I took 38 blue bags, ½ filled of newspapers, to their facility.
            I RECEIVED a letter, 8/16/11, from Darlene Duggan, Operations Manager, which stated: “Mr. Sallas: Thank you so much for your recent donation of newspapers for our facility... we use the papers to line our cat cages which allows us to save money since we don’t have to purchase cage lining paper. We sincerely appreciate your donation and thank you for driving it over to us!” /signed/Darlene Duggan. 
            IF YOU have newspapers you don’t want, donate them to the Animal Care and Control.


Sat., Sept. 10—Mexican Civic Society Mexican Independence Day Parade, 12:00 noon, Columbus Drive from Balbo to Randolph St.

Sun., Sept. 11—Little Village Mexican Independence Day Parade, 12:00 noon to 4 p.m. starting at 26th St. & Kedzie Ave. west to Kostner Ave.

Sun., Sept. 11—The San Patricio Irish Soldiers video from 3 to 7 p.m. at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. Donation: $10.

Thursday, Sept. 15—Chicago Board of Election, Voter Engagement 2012 Community Forum, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. Must reserve your space by calling 312/269-7858.

Sat., Sept. 17Free Expungement Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at New Life Church, 2657 S. Lawndale Ave.

Sat., Sept. 24—Feria Del Mole, 12 Noon to 8 p.m. Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave. Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at door.

Fri., Oct. 7—Friday Nite Boxing, Teamster Local 705 Hall, 328 S. Marshfield Ave., Door Open 6 p.m. Ticket: $20.