Thursday, August 16, 2012

MALDEF Banquet Johnny Canales, Passport Day, Jugoterapia Juanita Santillan, Expungement Workshop, Calendar of Events

Johnny Canales
          MALDEF HONOREE: Johnny Canales, 65, legendary Mexican performer, will be honored by the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund organization at their MALDEF 2012 San Antonio Awards Gala Banquet, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. The banquet will be held at the Westin Riverwalk, 420 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. Canales is famous for, “U got it! Take it away!”
          MALDEF will also be paying tribute to Amparo H. Ortiz, Community Affairs and Promotion Director, Univision 41/TeleFutura 17 and the Honorable Justice Patricio M. Serna, New Mexico Supreme Court.
          CANALES’ popular “Johnny Canales Show” aired on Televisa in Mexico and Univision in the United States from 1988 until 1996. He showcased emerging bands from Mexico and the United States and credited with one of the first live performances of Selena by her thirteenth birthday. He took Selena y Los Dinos for their first concerts in Mexico. Some of the rising stars on the Johnny show included Nancy, La Mafia, Mazz, Intocable, Grupo Pegasso De Emilio Reyna, Fama, Jaime y Los Chamacos, Jennifer Pena and Los Tigres del Norte.  Canales was the Executive Producer of his show and a former Tejano singer. 
          FOR YOUR enjoyment, link on to YOUTUBE for Johnny Canales’ videos interviewing Selena and performances of Selena y Los Dinos.
          FOR MALDEF EVENT information or to purchase tickets, contact Stephanie Loera at 213/629-2512 or email
          PASSPORT DAY: Do you need a passport? For your convenience, the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St. will host a “Passport Day”. The event will take place when at least 25 people pre- register for a passport at the LV Council office.
          UNITED POSTAL Service personnel will come to the Little Village Council on “Passport Day”, take passport applications and process the forms. The cost of a Passport Book is $150 [Passport book $110; processing fee $25; photo $15].
          PASSPORT SERVICES FOR A MINOR: A New Passport for a minor [under 16 years old] is $105.  If your child’s  passport is lost or damaged it must be renewed. Applicants must re-apply for a new Child Passport every 5 years until their 16th birthday. Passport cards fee: adults $55; for children $40. Fees must be paid with a money order.
          PASSPORT SERVICES FOR LOST/STOLEN: If you lost and/or had your passport stolen, you must re-apply for a new passport. You can request extra Passport Pages if you do not have enough pages for your next international trip.
          IF YOUR PASSPORT will expire within the next 6 months you will need to renew your passport. If your name has been changed you will have to re-new your passport. If your passport is badly damage, you will need to have it renewed.
          PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: Proof of U.S. Citizenship [certified copy of a birth certificate], proof of identity [driver’s license, State ID, Military ID with photo] and two passport photos. Passport Photos Requirement: Passport Photos can be taken in your local area and must be sent along with the rest of your documentation for processing.
          AS YOU can see by the illustration given, Passport Photos have certain requirements and should be professionally taken due to the US Passport Agency standards. When you take your passport photos you will receive two identical photos to submit. Both photos must be sent in for processing. For more passport information, log on web address: OR call 312/286-3405.
Juanita Santillan
          JUGOTERAPIA: Learn the secrets of a long and healthy life with Drs. Juanita Santillan’s Jugoterapia. A fun and delicious culinary experience that will change your daily routine. Santillan says, “No need to go on fad diets, let’s all eat healthy!” Open for showings this August and September. Make an appointment at your home or at Aloe Plus today. Juanita’s Price: $39.00. List Price: $65.00. Call: 773/991-5500 or 773/436/4500.
          ALOE PLUS CORP. is located at 5215 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632; “Committed to Your Health!”
          EXPUNGEMENT WORKSHOP: The 2nd Annual Little Village Expungement Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the New Life Church, 2657 S. Lawndale Ave. Registration at 8:30 a.m. - doors close at 5 p.m.
          SPONSORING organizations are Little Village Community Council, Attorney Jorge Montes & Associates, State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, State Sen. Steve Landek,  H.O.P.E., Cook County Clerk’s Office [Blanca Jara], Illinois Department of Employment Security [Carlos R. Charneco].
          EX-OFFENDERS: Adult and juveniles will learn from experts
how to apply for clemency, which includes pardon, expungement and sealing of criminal record. Bilingual lawyers will be present. Ex-offenders need to bring their rap sheet to the workshop.
          VOLUNTEER lawyers will be on site to help with expungement and sealing of applications. Additional services for ex-offenders will be information on employment, job training, health care and others. For more info call 312/286-3405.

                 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

          FRIDAY, AUGUST 24—“Labor Organization & Politics” at Chicago FOP Lodge #7, 1412 W. Washington Blvd. from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. A panel discussion with panelists Jim Garity [AFSCME], Ted Street [Illinois Fraternal Order of Police], Christine Boardman, SEIU Local 73, Patrick Devaney, Associated Firefighter of Illinois. Judge-elect Jessica O’Brien is a co-moderate of the panel discussion. Individual Union Member advance ticket only $25; at the door $30. For more information call Michelle Ferrara 708/278-7278. 
          SATURDAY, AUGUST 25—Women’s Boxing Challenge sponsored by Chicago Youth Boxing Club, 2300 S. Millard Ave. Tickets $10, free to ages 12 and under. To register contact Mike Quiroz at 773/987-4303 or call 773/521-9555.
          AUGUST 24-25-26-- Mexican Fiesta, a Milwaukee destination! Summerfest Ground from Noon to midnight International Expo, 2997 S. 20th St., Milwaukee, WI. For more info. Tele: 414/383-7066 or, e-mail:
          AUGUST 24-26—Ald. Roberto Maldonado invites you to Taste of Latin America. On Armitage from Central Park Ave. to Avers Street. Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring authentic cuisine from countries across Latin America. Food, wine & art festival. Admission is free. For more info call 26th Ward Office: 773/395-0143. 
          SUNDAY, SEPT. 9—“El Grito” 5K Run will start at Piotrowski Park, 31st St. & Keeler Ave. in Little Village. Register online  Event time: 7 a.m. Check-in; 8 a.m. Start of 5K Walk/Run; 9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony. Registration fee: Adult [18+] $30, youth [6-17] $15. Questions call Nilda Esparza at 773/521-5387 or 773/521-5387. 
          SUNDAY, SEPT. 9—26th Street Mexican Independence Day parade. Kickoff: 12 Noon. Parade route 26th St. & Kedzie Ave. west to Kostner Ave. Hosting the parade is the Little Village Chamber of Commerce. Call: 773/521-5387.
          WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12—5th Annual “Go to Bat for Anita” a Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez fundraiser. U.S. Cellular Field on the Fan Deck at 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers. Donation $200. For more info call Dana at 312/ 977-4543.