A look at the state’s emerging communities of color in light of the Republican primary.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has obtained a preliminary injunction requiring a copper smelter in Chicago's mainly Hispanic Pilsen neighborhood to reduce lead emissions.
A father and son set to be deported to Peru won a last-minute, temporary reprieve on Tuesday after an Illinois senator intervened on their behalf.
The resistance to the immigration enforcement program Secure Communities has reached a deafening roar as immigrant rights groups ramp up their organizing to demand an end to the Obama administration’s aggressive deportation initiative.
With regards to Secure Communities, the message to states and localities is both unequivocal and disheartening: We don’t want your input — we just want your fingerprints.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed the Illinois DREAM Act to make scholarships available to undocumented high school students via a private Illinois fund.
Marcelo has shown he's not a threat to this country. Yet, inexplicably, the Illinois police officers who took him into custody and the ICE agents who placed him in detention and in deportation proceedings see something else.
The population of Latinos has exploded, and they want their voices heard not just in the halls of schools or on the growing number of Spanish-language radio stations, but also in Congress.
It’s kind of sad to think that a federal judge is going to have to spend time deciding in coming days whether or not a heavily-Latino town in the Chicago suburbs has a mayor who goes about using ethnic slurs.
Hispanics fight for more representation based on booming population.
Latinos will break participation records in next year's presidential election, according to a study released Thursday by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund.
If Mr. Morton really wants advice from experts, he already has the testimony of police chiefs and sheriffs, leaders of immigrant communities and a growing number of state politicians. They say the best thing that can be done with Secure Communities is to shut it down.
Illinois Republicans and Texas Democrats have few things in common. But they are borrowing from the same playbook when it comes to congressional redistricting — both are prepping lawsuits aimed at increasing their respective states’ Hispanic-majority districts.
The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund may well have a mass of lawsuits it files this year against several states, all of which it thinks did an inadequate job of acknowledging the Latino population growth that occurred in their states.