Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cristo Rey Students, Raul Aguirre Jr., Teresa Nieto, Fraternal Order of St. Francis Wildcats Banquet, Daniel Gutierrez, Condolences Miriam Cruz

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School sophomores [left to right] Maria Ocampo,
Sandra Marceleno, Kenia Marcias, Jennika Jimenez
Many students from the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, 1852 W. 22nd Place, Chicago have been fulfilling their community service hours at the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St., Chicago.

          EACH STUDENT must complete 20 hours of community service hours each year of high school. Over the past four years more than 250 students have been volunteering since their freshmen year at the Little Village Community Council.         
Left to right: Cristo Rey Jesuit H.S. Sophomores: Christopher
Hernandez, Carlos Hernandez, Abdon Solis and
Arthur Sandoval

           STUDENTS HELP with the variety of free services LVCC offers:  Saturday’s free food pantry, free clothing, free haircut and manicures, and the free health fair. They participate with community events: Voter registration; “Back to School” block party for elementary students by making and giving out free popcorn, soda, and hot dogs; Halloween candy distribution; and decorating the community council for the Christmas holiday season. When special occasions are over the students participate in street clean-up campaigns, computer, office and maintenance work. In the winter months they have shoveled snow for senior residents.
          ALL CRISTO REY Jesuit students do their service hours enthusiastically. “We like coming to the Little Village to help clean up the neighborhood,” said a student. The boys do the heavy lifting of boxes, tables, chairs, the popcorn machine and food boxes. “They are all good students and we appreciate their service in Little Village,” said August Sallas, President of LV Community Council.
          ALL THE students are proud to have a Jesuit in Pope Francis. “We are all excited about Pope Francis,” said Arthur Sandoval.
           CRISTO REY Jesuit High School principal is Patricia Garrity and student body of 550 students.

Raul Aguirre Jr.

        ENDORSED: Raul Aguirre Jr. is an endorsed Democratic candidate for Stickney Township Assessor. Aguirre was formerly an administrative assistant for Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. at the Cook County Board of Review. Based on his experience, Aguirre is well qualified to hold office as Stickney Township Assessor. He is a certified Illinois Assessing officer; State licensed Real Estate broker; former State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser. The Stickney Township Regular Democratic Organization’s Committeeman Michael Looney has endorsed Aguirre.
           AGUIRRE WAS the former Chairman of Burbank Zoning, Planning and Development Commission; graduate of the Realtors’ Institute, former Board of Review Administrative assistant.
           HE HAS HELPED taxpayers with commercial, industrial, mix use, apartment buildings, vacant land and single family residential homes; and conducted Tax Appeal seminars in Stickney Township. Cities in Stickney Township are 40% Latino.
           AGUIRRE proudly served in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division and awarded the Bronze Star while in Vietnam. Election is April 9, 2013. 
            FUNDRAISER: The Committee to Elect Raul Aguirre, Jr. and Latinos of Berwyn are hosting a fundraiser at Cicero Social Center, 6033 W. Roosevelt Road, Cicero from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday, April 6, 2013. Donation: $25 per person. To contact Raul Aguirre, Jr. call 708/846-3300.          

Teresa Nieto
          SENIOR MEETING: Teresa Nieto, authorized agent, will host a meeting for seniors with both Medicare card “A” and “B” on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St.  Seniors will learn about the advantages of the medical and disabilities benefits. This workshop is for Seniors 65 or under 62 with disabilities, or low income who may qualify for assistance. 

           MEDICARE "A" is for hospital cost and Medicare "B" is for visits to the doctor. Included in the program will be information on medicine cost. Seniors are encouraged to attend this workshop. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Nieto may be reached at 847/967-7358 or at 773/558-9631 for more information. Or, Email: 
           ST. FRANCIS Wildcats organization is celebrating their 75th Anniversary with their Annual Dinner Dance Scholarship and Award banquet, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills, IL. Ticket cost: $65.00. 
          THE WILDCATS will be honoring their “Person of the Year”, Daniel Gutierrez. Gutierrez is the owner of the Restaurant Nuevo Leon in the Pilsen community for the past 51 years. Gutierrez graduated from Notre Dame Grammar School and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1965. 
          GUTIERREZ was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and stationed in Yuma, Arizona serving as a medic. In 1968, Danny married his high school sweetheart, Maria Aguirre. They are the parents of four children: Lety, Daniel Jr., Marissa and Cynthia. 
           DANIEL GUTIERREZ is being honored by the Wildcats as a family man, businessman and generous humanitarian.
 Miriam Cruz
          CONDOLENCES: Miriam Cruz, sister of Rev. Ruben Cruz, Becky, Noemi and Dorcas, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Puerto Rico. Miriam was Assistant for Hispanic Affairs to Mayor Richard J. Daley. She was highly respected by the Latino community in Chicago.