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The Germans Have Illinois Surrounded

There are 38 million Americans who speak Spanish in the United States, according to a 2011 Census study.


Elpidio "Juan" Contreras (Chicago Police Department)

Spanish TV Personality Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl

Juan Contreras inappropriately touched the now 11-year-old girl while giving her voice lessons at his office in the 2000 block of North Cicero Avenue, prosecutor Heather Kent said.


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Best Places For Computer Classes In Chicago

From learning how to turn on a computer to setting up a business network, computer classes can help those who need the basics or just want to improve their skills. The Chicagoland area offers a variety of locations for computer classes ranging in price from free to more than $100.


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Best Of Spain In Chicago

Ok, we are not a city on the sea, lauded for our fresh seafood and salty air, but there are several spots in Chicago that live up to the essence of what it’s like to be in Spain. Until you can save up enough Benjamins to make it to the real deal, you’ll have to settle for all the Spain that Chicago has to offer. Which is actually quite a bit…


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North Chicago Schools Reach Out To Spain For Bilingual Teachers

A school district in Lake County had to reach halfway around the world in its search for new bilingual teachers.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011