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Will County seats first Hispanic judge

JOLIET, Ill. | Will County has sworn in its first Hispanic judge.

August 14, 2013 6:15 pm
Ryan: Romney won't 'duck tough issues' on economy

Ryan: Romney won't 'duck tough issues' on economy

TAMPA, Fla. | Seizing the Republican National Convention spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan promised Wednesday night Mitt Romney "will not duck the tough issues" if he wins the White House this fall and their party will move forcefully to solve the nation's economic woes.

August 29, 2012 4:00 pm
GOP convention team reaches out to women, vets

GOP convention team reaches out to women, vets

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks Wednesday at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis.

August 29, 2012 3:12 pm

Republicans nominate Romney, lambaste Obama

TAMPA, Fla. | Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention scripted to propel him into a close race for the White House in tough economic times.

August 28, 2012 5:20 pm
'Day of the Dead' expanding in U.S.

'Day of the Dead' expanding in U.S.

Growing up in South Texas, Kiko Torres saw the Day of the Dead as an obscure holiday celebrated in southern Mexico. Few people dared to discuss it in his small but strong Catholic, Mexican-American community.

October 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Speaker connects Buffalo Soldiers to Hispanic history

SOUTH HOLLAND | The term Buffalo Soldier usually applies to a member of late 19th century all-black military units that fought in the West against American Indian tribes.

September 24, 2011 10:50 pm
Wine industry aims to attract more Latinos

Wine industry aims to attract more Latinos

Every night at dinnertime, Jose Placencia clinks a glass of wine with his wife or friends. He loves the taste, the socializing that unfurls and how wine brings out or calms the flavors of Mexican food.

June 01, 2011 12:00 am

House Dems to present own redistricting plan

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats will propose their own redistricting maps Thursday to counter Republican-drawn districts Democrats say may run afoul of federal law.

April 13, 2011 7:15 pm
Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Alicia Rios grew up in the Harbor, surrounded by Mexicans and native Texans who shared her Hispanic heritage.

April 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Merrillville Beauty College will teach cosmetology in Spanish

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Beauty College will announce its plans to teach cosmetology courses in Spanish at its grand opening on Thursday.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am

U.S. teen birth rate at all-time low, economy cited

ATLANTA | The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70 years of record-keeping — a decline that stunned experts who believe it's partly due to the recession.

December 24, 2010 12:00 am

U.S. teen birth rate at all-time low, economy cited

ATLANTA | The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70 years of record-keeping — a decline that stunned experts who believe it's partly due to the recession.

December 21, 2010 4:30 pm

Gutierrez will not enter mayoral race

CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Chicago Democrat who has been a leader in the fight for federal immigration reform, said Thursday he will not run for Chicago mayor.

October 15, 2010 12:00 am

Brady has little to say on immigration 'crisis'

BERWYN, Ill. | The Republican candidate for Illinois governor, state Sen. Bill Brady, said Wednesday he doesn't support amnesty for illegal immigrants, but he wouldn't say much else about immigration reform.

September 16, 2010 12:00 am
Latinos could be key in Chicago's mayoral race

Latinos could be key in Chicago's mayoral race

CHICAGO | Two days after Mayor Richard Daley announced he wouldn't seek a seventh term, a group of Latino activists pondered an idea that seemed implausible the last time Chicago chose a new leader: An outcome decided by Latinos.

September 15, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Emanuel would be best-known Chicago mayoral candidate

Emanuel would be best-known Chicago mayoral candidate

CHICAGO | If Rahm Emanuel decides to run for Chicago mayor, the White House chief of staff would easily be the best-known figure in the race, with national name recognition that few others could match and invaluable experience from helping engineer the Democrats' takeover of the House in 2006.

September 10, 2010 12:00 am
Chicago mulls future without Daley power at helm

Chicago mulls future without Daley power at helm

CHICAGO | The last time Chicago was left without a Daley at the helm, the next mayor was thrown out of office by voters angry because he couldn't keep snow off the streets.

September 09, 2010 12:00 am Related

'Dora The Explorer' may change a whole generation

Don't underestimate her just because she's a little girl. "Dora The Explorer" is a multibillion-dollar franchise that may be creating a more enlightened generation, more open to different people and cultures not their own.

September 08, 2010 12:00 am
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