The sun still shines

Lately we've had a lot of bad news... the failure of DREAM, police checkpoints after fires in California... well there is still is news to strengthen us and let us know we can continue to fight!

New efforts to open arms to immigrants

...""I don't think we as a community embraced what was happening at the time," Green said. He said he wants to do better this time and has reached out to his new constituents by forging a sister-city relationship with the town of Yuriria in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, where many hail from.

With similarly modest efforts under way elsewhere in Illinois, Singer and others point to the state's New Americans initiative as an ambitious -- if not fully realized -- example of the kind of programming needed for large-scale integration."