AImee Garcia and Michael Pena
Chi-Town: 15 Latino Celebrities From Chicago
By Cristina Arreola | 01/11/2015 - 10:00

Halfway between Los Angeles, California and New York City, lies the lively midwest city of Chicago, Illinois.

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25 Signs You Grew Up Latino in Chicago
25 Signs You Grew Up Latino in (And Near) Chicago
By Yanira Garza | 07/10/2014 - 12:30

It is not until you travel to another city, that you realize that growing up in Chicago (pronounced SheCAAAAgo) may be a bit different than the rest of the U.S.

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7 Shows Set in Latino Hotspots
7 Shows Set in Latino Hotspots
By Cristina Arreola | 09/20/2013 - 14:42

While Latinos and Latinas have certainly been undercast on TV shows for decades, culturally-vibrant Hispanic cities around the United States have served as the backdrop for some amazing shows recently. Here are 7 that center around a Latino hotspot: 

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Lilia Martinez and husband with check from the Illinois Lottery
Chicago Latina Wins Lottery!
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/31/2013 - 09:24

When Chicago resident Lilia Martinez walked into her local grocery store to buy a $1 lottery ticket, she never expected the great news that would soon be headed her way.

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Broadway singer and actress Bianca Marroquin
Introducing Broadway Actress & Singer Bianca Marroquin
By Samantha Leal | 06/20/2012 - 18:00

Bianca Marroquin has definitely earned the title, “trailblazer.” From being the first Latina to crossover from a local production to Broadway, to becoming the star of the new Spanish-version of Mary Poppins, she’s certainly making her mark in show business. We caught up with her to talk musicals, acting and how being a Latina has played a role in her life. 

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got interested musical theater? 

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America Ferrera to Debut on Broadway!
America Ferrera to Star in 'Chicago'
By Amaris Castillo | 10/11/2011 - 09:49

We will soon see our cover girl America Ferrera on a Broadway stage! Pop Watch is reporting that the Honduran-American actress is set to join the cast of Chicago next month.

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Immigration Roundup: Illinois Signs DREAM Act Into Law, Federal Gov't Prepares to Sue Alabama
Immigration Roundup: Illinois Signs DREAM Act Into Law, Federal Gov't Prepares to Sue Alabama
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2011 - 18:00

Since Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 caused a frenzy last year (and was later ruled unconstitutional), it seems as though the topic of immigration has remained in the headlines and will likely stay a hot button issue until at least the 2012 election.  Some states have made headlines with their own efforts to pass immigration laws or—on the other end of the spectrum—pass their own versions of the DREAM Act.

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Quiero Mi Boda
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Quiero Mi Boda’ Star Teaches Her Husband How to Salsa
By Amaris Castillo | 08/01/2011 - 16:35

Tonight on MTV Tr3s’ reality series, Quiero Mi Boda, we meet Chicagoan couple Christina and Orlando, whose bond first bloomed in middle school.  Both remained friends while Orlando served a four-year Marine tour in Iraq.  Christina, who is of Filipino descent and comes from a strict Roman Catholic household, sparked a bit of controversy after changing her religion to marry Orlando, who is Puerto-Rican.  In addition, Christina’s stressed compounded as she struggled to find a balance between the weddin

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Rahm Emanuel's Removal May Pave the Way for First Latino Mayor of Chicago
By Fox News Latino | 01/25/2011 - 08:47

Now that former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is temporarily out of the race for the mayor of Chicago, there is an opening for the Latino candidates in the race. Emanuel, a heavy favorite for the positiion, was forced to suspend his race when an Illinois Appeals Court ruled that his name can't be on the ballot due to residency issues. The Associated Press reported that a lawyer for Emanuel will appeal the ruling.

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Countess of the Clink: Sofia Vergara in "Chicago"
By Grace Bastidas | 05/13/2009 - 15:30

Sofia Vergara has come a long way since she was Chasing Papi. The Colombian model, actress and Cadillac driver (remember those sultry commercials?) is now a Broadway thespian. She’s currently starring in Chicago as prison matron “Mama” Morton (Queen Latifah played the role in the film version of the musical).

I caught the show over the weekend and was impressed by her performance. Not only is the bombshell one hot “mistress of murderers row,” but she can also sing. Who knew?!

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