Thursday, December 1, 2011

Food Giveaway, Latino Alliance, Maggie Daley, Events

          FOOD GIVEAWAY: The Little Village Chamber of Commerce gave free turkeys, can goods, and other essentials to more than 400 Little Village residents. The event was held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at Piotrowski Park, 31st St. & Keeler Ave. "We want to thank our sponsors: Midwest Generation, Feed the Children organization, and Piotrowski Park for their generous donations and support," said Nilda Esparza, Executive Director of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce

          EMPLOYEES of Midwest Generation helped bring in the 400 Thanksgiving bags and giveaway boxes into the Piotrowski Park gym. The gym was full of excited residents patiently waiting in line to receive their free food. The well organized event is another success under the leadership of Esparza and her staff.

Nilda Esparza holding Midwest Generation food bags to give away.         Alma Cortez & child

                              Mirna Rodriguez                                                             Marina Lara                            

          YOUNG LATINO: Jose Aguilar, 21, a junior at Columbia College, is the Student Organization Council [SOC] representative for the Latino Alliance. The SOC is a group who enforces rules which govern all the organizations at Columbia College. Jose's responsibilities include giving members of the Latino Alliance monthly update reports.
Jose Aguilar
          LATINO ALLIANCE is a Latino student organization at Columbia College with 60 active members, including alumni who support the organization.
          MEMBERS of the Alliance attend Latino conferences for progression of Latinos in education. The recent celebration of "Dia de los Muertos" and a pen-pal program with students at the Benito Juarez high school are two examples of projects the Alliance is involved in. The group is looking to expand into community service and a soup kitchen for the hungry.
          ALLIANCE OFFICERS are Serafin Lopez, President; Alicia Valtierra, Vice President; Uri Brito, Vice President; Denise Perez, Secretary and Edgar Romero, Treasurer. For more information contact Serafin by e-mail:

OUR CONDOLENCES to the Richard M. Daley family on the passing of Maggie Daley
Her legacy and her radiant smile will not be forgotten.

Sat., Dec. 3--"The Pitmen Painters"
live show 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Timeline
Theatre, 610 W. Wellington. Ticket $65. 
Sat., Dec. 10-Vacunas gratis/free flu
shots from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little
Village Community, 3610 W. 26th St. 
Sat., Dec. 10- IBEW 1031 celebrating
its 75th Anniversary at Manzo Banquet,
1571 S. Elmhurst Rd., DesPlaines.
Cocktails at 6 p.m. Program at 7 p.m.
Business Manager/Financial secretary
Jose A.  Caez. Ticket: $100. 630/836-0449