Monday, July 30, 2018

Mexican Folkloric Dance Group Tlaloc, Yuririana Sanchez, Sheriff Tom Dart Fund-Raiser, Dart's Track Record, Condolences, Calendar of Events

FOLKLORIC: Performing at the Little Village Camp-Out held Friday, July 13, 2018 was the Mexican Folkloric Dance Group Tlaloc. Director of the group is Lorena Barrón. She started the
Folkloric Dancer Yuririana Sanchez, 12 years old
dance group in 2015 with the help and support of her parents, Raul and Carolina Barrón, and her dance teacher, Jose Luis Ovalle. Jose Luis is director of The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago.
THE DANCE group is dedicated to promoting our Mexican roots by performing dances from different states of Mexico. They practice at Mary Queen of Heaven Church located in Cicero and their ages range from 8 years old to the late forties.        
LORENA BARRON said: “It's my pleasure to have my mother be a part of the dance group and perform with us.”  Following are the names of the dancers who performed at the Camp-Out: Itzel Duran, Diana Polanco, Adamaris Polanco, Ariana Rodriguez, Georgina Hernandez, Carolina Barrón, Yuririana Sanchez, Jaqueline Palomino, Monse Rodríguez and Jarelly Muñoz.
OTHER ENTERTAIMENT was provided by the Mariachi Tradicion Juvenil, DJ Music and Break-Dancers. The well-organized Camp-Out was a huge success.
 FOR MORE information about the Folkloric Dance Group Tlaloc call the director at (708) 557-5105 or by email
FUND-RAISER: Friends of [Sheriff] Tom Dart are hosting a reception Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W. 17th St., Chicago from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tom Dart
SPONSORSHIP AND TICKET LEVELS: Host Sponsor:  $1,000.00; Supporter $500.00; Friend: $250.00 and Individual: $125.00. Tickets may be purchased at the reception or you can send a check to: Friends of Dart, 47 West Polk Street, #235, Chicago, Illinois 60605. 
SHERIFF DART’S TRACK RECORD: He successfully brought Cook County Jail out of decades of a federal consent decree, with the jail emerging as a national model that others are attempting to replicate.
·     LED A CAMPAIGN to reduce the jail population (from 11,000 to now under 6,000) and ensure that non-violent detainees can fight their cases from the community, saving millions of taxpayers’ dollars.
·        INTRODUCED dozens of restorative justice programs to help non-violent detainees pursue meaningful and productive lives -- including carpentry and cooking classes.
·        LED A NATIONAL movement to address the shameful criminalization of mental illness, educating the public that Cook County Jail has emerged as the largest mental health institution in the country.   
·   LAUNCHED and led a national coalition to eradicate the blight of human trafficking by addressing the demand side -- arresting johns while pursuing treatment and support for victims (instead of incarceration). FOR MORE information, contact Robert Harmening at (708) 297-6945 or
OUR CONDOLENCES to the families on the passing away of Olivia Fernandez [1922-
Edward E. Sadlowski
2018], a member of the Manuel Perez Jr. American Legion Post 1017 Women’s Auxiliary; Little Village Attorney Armando Almazan, 67; Joe Perrino, 64, [Home Run Inn]
and steelworker Labor Leader Edward E. Sadlowski, 79. All good people. May they rest in peace.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018—FREE Haircuts, Cannella School of Hair Design at

Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St. starting 9 a.m. until. Corte de pelo, completamente GRATIS.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018—LV Legal Clinic at Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St. starting 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018Musica de Nuestro Mexico, Mariachi Tradicion Juvenil, Russell Square Park, 3045 East 83rd St., 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. FREE.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018—Little Village Chamber of Commerce 49th Annual 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade, kick-off 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. starting at 26th St. & Kedzie Ave. For more information call: 773/521-5387.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Little Village Legal Clinic, Attorney Jesus Salazar, Board of Election, Bilingual Election Coordinators & Judges, Free Haircuts, Used Books, Gonzalo Rizo

LEGAL CLINIC: Attorney Jesus Salazar will be the lead attorney for Little Village Legal Clinic at the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St., Chicago. Robert Martinez, a
Jesus Salazar
senior law student, will be assisting Attorney Salazar. The Legal Clinic will serve low-income residents of the Little Village, Pilsen, Cicero, Back-of-the Yards and Humboldt Park communities. The legal service is bilingual: Spanish and English.
THE LEGAL CLINIC will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every second [2nd] and fourth [4th] Saturday of the month starting Saturday, August 18, 2018. Proof of income is required to receive free legal services. Clients must bring all letters, documents and records pertaining to the legal issue or case for the attorneys to review.
SERVICES provided will be:
  • Criminal offenses
  • Expungement of records [Must bring in rap sheet]
  • Traffic
  • Personal injuries

ATTORNEY SALAZAR was born in El Llano General Teran N.L., Mexico. He attended Holy Name Cathedral High School and earned his undergraduate degree from DePaul University. He graduated from John Marshall Law School and passed the Bar Examine in 1992. He has been in private practice for 26 years representing the Hispanic communities. He has extensive legal experience.
FOR MORE information on the Little Village Legal Clinic call 773/522-2552.
BOARD OF ELECTION: Bilingual Election Coordinators and judges are needed for the
General Election Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018. State law maintains that all election judges must be able to read and write in English. Election judges earn $190; Election Coordinators $350, if they complete training and serve all of Election Day. Applications are now being accepted.
     THE BOARD of Election announcement flyer reads: “Es usted ciudadano de EEUU y esta registrado para votar en el Condado de Cook?” “Usted habla con fluidez el ingles y el espanol? If so, contact us.” The Board of Elections needs 915 bilingual judges. For more details call 312/269-7984 or visit  Apply online:
            BOARD OF ELECTION Spanish Coordinator is Sarita Villarreal. If you have any questions, call Villarreal at 312/269-7987.
            FREE HAIRCUTS: Students from Cannella School of Hair Design will be giving free haircuts at the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9 a.m. until. No appointment necessary.
            USED BOOKS: If you have any used books that you would like to donate, call Gonzalo Rizo, founder to ArboLibro free books to give away to the community. Call Rizo at 773/406-0461.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Happy Birthday, State Rep. Lisa Hernandez, 8th Annual Golf Outing, Jose A. Caez, Bike Ride, 30th Ward, Ald. Ariel E. Reboyras, Mexican Dancers, Henry A. Roa

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez celebrated her birthday with family, friends, and supporters at her 8th Annual Golf Outing and Fund Raiser. The event was held at
L. to R.: Joshua Larson, Jose A. Caez, State Rep. Hernandez,
Sonny de Rama, Ryan McLaughlin
Gleneagles Country Club in
Lemont, Illinois on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. After dinner, the crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to Rep. Lisa Hernandez and slices of birthday cake was given out.
THERE WERE door prizes, a raffle with many gifts and plenty of refreshments for everyone to enjoy.  
MORE THAN 200 golfers participated in this annual celebration. The day was beautiful but a hot day to golf. Golfer Jose A. Caez said: “Everyone had a great time. The weather made golfing a pleasure and enjoyable.”
CAEZ is WeCare Labor Consultant, Sonny de Rama is WeCare Regional Vice President of Sales, Ryan McLaughlin is X2F Chicago Executive Director and   Joshua Larson is a Montini High School varsity team golfer.
SPECIAL GUESTS at the outing were State Sen. Steve Landek, Cicero President Larry Dominick, Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey R. Tobolski and State Rep. Michael J. Zalewski.
“LISA” HERNANDEZ, a long-time Cicero community activist, was re-elected and is serving a fifth term as the Democratic State Representative of the 24th District. Lisa is focused on people’s work. She held several immigration workshops. Lisa is presently hosting a Community Shred Day. Please join Lisa on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at L Strip Parking Lot, 2137 South Lombard Avenue in Cicero. For more information call 708/222-5240.
REP. HERNANDEZ’s district includes a sliver of Riverside bounded by Herrick on the north and Gage on the south and includes much of the southern half of Brookfield. The district also stretches from Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood to Brookfield.   
BIKE RIDE: Join Alderman Ariel E. Reboyras at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 in the
Ariel E. Reboyras
15th Annual “Bike the 30th Ward” starting from Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. to Riis Park and returning to Kilbourn Park. This is a police force escorted family ride. For more information call the 30th Ward office at 773/794-3095.
ARIEL REBOYRAS is a council member of the 30th ward in the City of Chicago. He was first elected in 2003 and prior to becoming the Alderman; Reboyras was a Deputy Commissioner in the City’s Department of General Services.
ARIEL Reboyras was born in New York City in 1953 of Puerto Rican descent. He moved to Chicago with his parents at the age of twelve. Reboyras attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was Co-Captain for the UIC Flames baseball team. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, he taught at Roberto Clemente High School in Chicago's neighborhood of Humboldt Park.
ALD. REBOYRAS he serves on five committees as a member of the Chicago City Council. They are: Committees, Rules and Ethics; Housing and Real Estate; License and Real Estate; Police and Fire; and Transportation and Public Way. He is also a member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).
REBOYRAS IS involved with several Chicago charities and non-profit organizations. These include the Active Transportation Alliance, Test Positive Aware Network's Ride for AIDS Chicago, the Healthy Streets Campaign, as well as local little league baseball and youth football programs. Reboyras was also the co-founder of the Northwest Youth Basketball Association and “Maraton San-Juan,” an 8K Road Race held in conjunction with the Chicago Puerto Rican Parade. In addition, he serves as the Democratic Party Committeeman of the 30th Ward.
ALD. REBOYRAS is one of the hardest working Aldermen in Chicago. He is committed to education, community and safety.
Henry A. Roa
MEXICAN DANCERS: Henry Roa, Director of the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago announced that they are accepting beginners and experienced dancers ages 6 to 12 at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St. and Thursday at Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St. in Little Village.
EXPERIENCED and eager self-learner teenagers and young adults are also welcome Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Gage Park at 7 p.m. Contact Henry A. Roa at 773/247-1522 or

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Camp-Out, Peace & Community Unification, ACLU, Your Rights, Your Responsibilities, Colleen K. Connell, Executive Director

     CAMP-OUT: Little Village Camp-Out starts this Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday 5 a.m. at 2500 S. Sacramento Ave., Promoting peace and community unification. Open to the public. For more information call 773/943-2780.             
      ACLU SAYS: The American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] has produced a small brochure in
English and Spanish with information on your rights. This information is not intended as legal advice. The following information is being reprinted from the ACLU brochure.
HERE IS what to do if ICE, police, immigration agents or the FBI stops you:
   You have the right to remain silent. If you      wish to exercise that right, say so aloud.  
       *  You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car, or your home.
  •             If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave.
  •             You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately.
  •             Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, you have constitutional rights.
  •             Do stay calm and be polite
  •             Do not interfere with or obstruct the police
  •            Do not lie or give false documents
  •            Do prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested
  •            Do remember the details of the encounter
  •            Do file a written complaint or call your local ACLU if you feel your rights have been     violated
            THE ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. 
Colleen K. Connell
ACLU Executive Director
            THESE RIGHTS include: Your First Amendment rights—freedom of speech, association, and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.
            Your right to equal protection under the law—protection against unlawful discrimination.
            Your right to due process—fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.
            Your right to privacy—freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.
            THE ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population who have traditionally been denied their rights. These include people of color, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, prisoners, and people with disabilities. “If the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everybody's rights are imperiled,” says ACLU.
            FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact ACLU of Illinois. Colleen K. Connell, Executive Director, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone: 312/201-9740.