|Speaker Michael Madigan & State Rep. Lisa Hernandez|
REP. HERNANDEZ explained her new district which includes part of the southwest side of Chicago--Little Village. Rep. Hernandez introduced the following Democratic candidates present: Judge Jean Prendergast Rooney, Judge Jesse G. Reyes, Judge Stanley L. Hill, Ald. Ricardo Munoz, candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court; Judge Alfred M. Swanson, Judge Diann Karen Marsalek, Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown, Karen Yarbrough, candidate for Cook County Recorder of Deeds and supporter Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey R. Tobolski [16th District]. The General Primary Election is Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Lisa also introduced her husband Charlie Hernandez, Democratic Committeeman for the Town of Cicero.
ON MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2011, Rep. Hernandez is hosting a College 101 Workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Morton East High School [Senior Cafeteria-2nd floor], 2423 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero. Students and parents will have an opportunity to learn about financial aid resources, college admission and speak with representatives from state agencies and local universities. For more information or to RSVP, call Rep. Hernandez's service office at 708/222-5240.
POST OFFICE: The Otis Grant Collins Station, formerly known as the Hawthorn Station, 2302 S. Pulaski Road in Little Village is on a list slated to be closed. This Post Office serves the North and South Lawndale communities of zip code 60623.
|Otis Grant Collins Station|
2302 S. Pulaski Road
COPIES OF THE proposal and optional comment forms are available upon request at the Otis Grant Collins Station, Cicero Branch and Otis Grant Collins station. If you choose to use the optional comment form and need additional space, please attach additional sheets of paper.
PLEASE RETURN the comment form to: ELVIRA PEREZ, 433 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60699-9998. For more information, you may call Elvira Perez at 312/983-8047 or write to the above address. Thank you for your assistance." /signed/Donald Nichols, Postmaster.
THE OTIS COLLINS STATION is in Congressman Danny Davis', 7th Congressional District. However, it also serves Little Village residents in Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, 4th Congressional District. The Postal Service claims they will save an estimated $2,374,372 over the next ten years by closing the Collins Station. There are 64 craft employees assigned to this unit.
A MEETING was held on October 25, 2011 with representatives from the Postal Service at the New Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4301 W. Washington Blvd. to answer questions and provide information to customers.
THE LITTLE VILLAGE Community Council is requesting that U.S. Postal Service [bilingual] representatives hold a meeting in Little Village for residents to express their opinions. As of this date, no meeting has been scheduled for Little Village residents. I've called Elvira Perez four times and left a message for her to call me. Perez has not returned my calls.
|Ald. Rey Colon|
REFLECTING the Latino population increase, the City Council Latino Caucus is seeking the creation of 14 Hispanic majority wards. The Latino caucus is pursuing six  Hispanic wards on the north side and eight  on the south side of the city.
LATINO CAUCUS MEMBERS are: Ald. Joe Moreno [1st Ward], Ald. Danny Solis [25th Ward], Ald. George A. Cardenas [12th Ward], Ald. Ricardo Munoz [22nd Ward], Ald. Ariel E. Reboyras [30th Ward], Ald. Ray Suarez [31st Ward], Ald. Roberto Maldonado [26th Ward], and Ald. Ray Colon [35th Ward].
ALD. DANIEL SOLIS, Chairman of the caucus, said the city should have 14 wards with a Latino population of at least 65 percent. It also should have two "Latino-influence" wards, with populations that are 35 percent and 55 percent Latino, he added.
BASED UPON Latino Census numbers, it is imperative that the Latino Caucus members take whatever action necessary to create the 14 new Hispanic majority wards. Based on our numbers we should be fully represented in the political process.
WE COMMEND the Latino Caucus members for their foresight and urge them to hold steadfastly to the 14 Latino wards recommendation to the City Council.
TURKEY DINNER: The Asociacion Pro Derechos Obreros [APO/Workers' Rights Association] and the Mexican-American Veterans Association [MAVA] are inviting veterans, friends and residents of the Pilsen community to join them for a FREE Thanksgiving Day dinner. The free Thanksgiving dinner will be on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Benito Juarez Community Academy, 2150 S. Laflin Ave. [22nd St. & Ashland Ave.].
SPONSORS and contributors of the Thanksgiving dinner are: Mount Sinai Hospital, Benito Juarez Community Academy, Mexican American Veterans Association [MAVA], AMVETS Dr. Hector P. Garcia Post #326, Manuel Perez Jr. American Legion Post 1017, Kristopher's Cafe, APO Arts Center, Cafe Jumping Bean, La Casa Del Pueble, El Nopal Bakery, Nuevo Leon Restaurant, Nuevo Leon Barkery, Del Rey Tortilleria, El Trebol Liquors, El Mazcal Restaurante, La Esperanza Restaurante, El Taconazo Restaurante...Kudos to APO and MAVA for their community service.
|SPINA BIFIDA |
ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
TOY DRIVE FOR KIDS
WITH SPINA BIFIDA
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2011
2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Drop-Off @ Aaron’s Sales & Lease
4830 W. Diversey, Chicago
3017 S. Cicero Ave., Chicago
New, Unwrapped Toys,