Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Free Expungement Workshop, Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees State Conference, Martha L. Lopez, Open House Chicago, William Luna, State Sen. Landek's Fall Fest, CTU Strikers, Wildcats Mass, Slugfest "Chico" Corrales

Jorge Montes & Blanca Jara at the
1st (2003) Annual Expungement
          FREE WORKSHOP: The 2nd Annual Little Village “Expungement Workshop” will be held this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at New Life Church, 2657 S. Lawndale Ave. The purpose of the workshop is to help ex-offenders with information on how to clean-up their criminal record. Six lawyers will donate their time to assist, give advice and offer free consultations to ex-offenders. The workshop is bilingual and open to the public.
          ADULTS AND JUVENILES will learn from experts how to apply for clemency, sealing records and expungement. Other services available for ex-offenders will be information on employment, job training, and health care. Participants must bring their rap sheet to the workshop.  
          HOSTING the expungement workshop is the Little Village Community Council in conjunction with Attorney Jorge Montes, State Senator Steve Landek, State Representative Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, State Representative Democratic candidate Silvana Tabares, Blanca Jara, Clerk of the Circuit Court office and H.O.P.E. organization [Baltazar Enriquez] and Carlos Charneco, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Rosana Tanon, Secretary of State office and SER Jobs for Progress.
          FOR MORE INFORMATION call Attorney Jorge Montes at 312/850-9844 or 312/286-3405.
Martha L. Lopez
          STATE CONFERENCE: The Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees [IAHSE] will host their 25th Annual IAHSE Conference and Dance; “A Leading Voice—Enlightening a New Generation”. The event will be held this Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave. from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 
          THE CONFERENCE will conduct a state legislator’s session, workshops, an award luncheon and job fair. There will be plenty of networking opportunities and information on upward mobility. The celebration dance will have live music presented by Everaldo y Su Flota and DJ music by D.J. Lopez. 
          TICKETS are $20 or two for $50. Cash bar. VIP reserved tables $500. Call the Hilton Chicago at 312/922-4400 for reservations. Parking is $22 onsite. Call IAHSE office 312/814-8942 or go the website: www.iahse.org and email: jahse.assoc@illinois.gov 
          IAHSE has a membership of 500, mostly state employees. Board meetings are held monthly and the mission of IAHSE is to properly serve the Latino communities statewide, involvement with getting bilingual pay for state workers, passed the Hispanic Employment plan requiring state agencies and universities to report on their efforts to hire more Latinos. 
William Luna
          IAHSE BOARD of Directors are Martha L. Lopez, President; Jose M. Prado, Vice-President; Veronica Aguirre, Secretary; Rosario Guerrero, Treasurer and Carlos Charneco, Past President.
          OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO: The Museum of Mexican Culture and History, 3610 W. 26th St. has been listed on the Chicago Architecture Open House Chicago tour list for Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historian and Curator of the Museum, William Luna, may be contacted at 773/551-4750. 
          CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE Foundation is presenting the “Open House Chicago” featuring 150 cool places to visit. The experience will offer behind-the-scene access to over 150 buildings, in over a dozen communities, across Chicago. See Chicago’s great places and spaces without the wait! 
          CAROLINE STEVENS is Program Coordinator for Open House Chicago and the event is sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Phone: 312/922-3432, ext. 317. For more information log on openhousechicago.org 
August Sallas, Silvana Tabares, Steve Landek
          FALL FEST: State Senator Steven Landek [11th District] and the Democratic Party of Lyon Township hosted “Fall Fest Open House” Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at the Democratic Party of Lyons Township Office, 7678 W. 63rd St. in Summit, Illinois. Friends, supporters and visitors enjoyed an old-fashion cookout while meeting many November 2012 Democratic candidates. 
          DEMOCRATIC candidates at the cookout were U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski, Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, State Representative Michael Zalewski, State Representative [21st District] candidate Silvana Tabares, Recorder of Deeds candidate Karen Yarbrough, Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, Cook County Commissioner 16th District Jeffrey Tobolski, Judicial candidates Ed Maloney and Terry Gallaher, Township Supervisor William “Bill” Mundy and Lyons Township officials and local officials. Sen. Landek represents part of the 22nd Ward/Little Village. More than 150 people attended the cookout. 
Striking teachers at Castellanos Elementary
          CTU STRIKERS:  Starting on Sept. 10, 2012 and for seven days the Chicago Teacher’s Local 1 Union members went on strike. Here are some Little Village teachers who walked off their jobs in protest of the unfair treatment by CPS. CTU members began voting on a 3-year contract Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. CTU President Karen Lewis refuses to predict if the contract will be ratified, but hopes it would. 
          WILDCATS: The Fraternal Order of St. Francis Wildcats will celebrate a Memorial Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at the John Paul II Newman Center, 700 S. Morgan St. at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The celebration is in memory of Wildcat members and some friends of the Wildcats who have passed. Included in the Mass will be the memory of Father Pat McPolin who died this year. After Mass a breakfast will be served in the dining room. For more info contact Memorial Mass Chairman Rudy Aguirre at 708/749-2814. 
Diego "Chico" Corrales
          GRANDES PELEAS:  A DVD slugfest from video archives of the bouts between boxer DiegoChico” Corrales vs. Jose L. Castillo and Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Miguel Angel Gonzales will be featured in a matinee showing  at 2:00 p.m. at the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St. The matinee will be Saturday, October 13, 2012. Free admission. 
          CORRALES was an American boxer. He received the prestigious “Fight of the Year” award for his acclaimed lightweight bout with Jose Luis Castillo on May 7, 2005. Both boxers fought toe-to-toe throwing hard combinations and power punches throughout the entire fight. A rematch between Corrales vs. Castillo was dubbed “The War to Settle the Score.” Corrales, 29, was killed riding a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle in an accident near his Las Vegas home May 7, 2007. If you are boxing fan, mark your calendar now, you don’t want to miss seeing this fight.