Monday, February 24, 2014

"Cuts By Cupid" Marathon All Nighter, America's Career Institute, Business Of The Week, Jose Campillo, LV Community Meeting, Primary Election March 18th, Early Voting, Stats on Hispanic Voting

Ashley Contreras, 9, donated 10" of  her hair
for cancer patients. Hair stylist, Inez Perez,
cuts Ashley's hair at America's Career
           MARATHON ALL NIGHTER: “Cuts by Cupid” was 24 hours of cutting hair for children cancer patients and to break the current Guinness Book of World Records. The event, at America’s Career Institute Inc.[ACI], 3437 W. 26th St., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60623, began at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13th and ended at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14. 2014. This marathon hair cutting event attracted more than 250 people willing to cut their hair for a great cause and to try and break the Guinness record of collecting 200 lbs. of hair within a 24 hour period.
           “UNFORTUNATELY, we were only able to collect 30 pounds of hair. We didn’t realize how light hair is,” said Eduardo Caraballo, Director of Admissions. “A man with four long pigtails [two in front and two in back of his head] donated the most hair,” said Rogelio Carabello, ACI Admissions Recruiter. 
          SEVERAL ACI students cut hair the entire 24 hours. “It was amazing how many parents and children participated; our school was crowded. Everyone, from technicians, to participants, to on-lookers, were friendly and patient. It was festive! I believe everyone enjoyed the event,” said Josefina Caraballo, ACI School treasurer. All the hair collected will be donated to the Michigan based organization, “Children With Hair Loss”. The organization will have wigs made for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or from any disease which causes hair loss. “Cuts by Cupid” will be an annual event in Little Village.
          AVAILABLE ACI CLASSES: Cosmetology [Spanish], Cosmetology [English], Cosmetology [Instructor] and Nail Technician [English]. For more information call ACI Salon Services at 708/795-1500; Admission: 708/785-1510. Or visit ACI at  
Jose Campillo
          BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Owner Jose Campillo has opened his new restaurant, “D Chile”, located at 3443 W. 26th St.  D Chile specializes in cuisine from Mexico City where Jose was born. Jose said: “we serve many delicious Mexican dishes; for example, Quekas [$3.99] papas con chorizo, Chicharron, en salsa verde, Asada, Tinga de pollo, Pastor, Lengua [Queso]; El Huge Guaraches [$5.99]; El Sope Frito [$3.99], El Concentido [$3.99] Bistec, tortilla hecha a mano y nopal, and Sopa, just to name a few. The sope menu changes every day with many more creative dishes. D Chile also has a carry-out service. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday, telephone: 773/522-3443. We wish Jose and “D Chile” much success.
THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014
2524 S. Keeler Ave.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Agenda: Housing Project
26th St. & Kostner Ave.
Invited: Ald. Ricardo Munoz
“Be involved, be informed”
          NO VOTES: Here are the stats of how many registered voters voted and how many did not vote in the eight Chicago Latino wards in the Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Democratic Primary election. 

                               Registered Votes            Votes
                                     Voters                          Cast                     NOT Cast
WARD 1:                     26,893                         3,661                      23,232
WARD 12:                   13,134                         2,195                      10,939
WARD 22:                   14, 961                        2,582                      12,379
WARD 25:                   21,023                         3,285                      17,738
WARD 26:                   22,029                         2,697                      19,332
WARD 30:                   19,794                         2,184                      17,610
WARD 31:                   20,085                         2,912                      17,173
WARD 35:                   21,860                         3,603                      18,257

          THE QUESTION we have to ask ourselves [Mexican and Latino leaders in Chicago] why aren’t
voters, in our respective Wards, voting? Are voters indifferent? Is it apathy, uninformed, lack of interest in politics, or merely a matter of not caring? For those of us who are involved in politics we must encourage our Mexican/Latino communities to VOTE. Para el futuro de nuestros hijos! For the future of our children!
           THE NEXT Primary Election is Tuesday, March 18, 2014.  Early voting BEGINS March 3-15 at 51 Chicago sites. All sites are open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call the Chicago Board of Elections at 312/269-7900.