Jose Guerrero is from San Antonio. His nifty wife Margaret, who doesn’t want to talk, is from Tennessee. She sits in the corner, laughing at our jokes. I’m not sure they’re all that funny, but she’s a good-humored woman, and probably doesn’t need the prompting.
A Pentecostal leader with controversial views about homosexuality is jumping into Chicago’s mayoral race. Rev. Wilfredo De Jesús, senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Humboldt Park, is planning to announce his candidacy Thursday at the park’s boathouse.
Officer Eric Jones, a sweet and thoughtful man, seems to really enjoy his career with the Chicago Police Force. I’m more aware of [local crime in my home life] now as a police officer, but back around the turn of the century, I lived in Humboldt.
A former punk enthusiast, Office Eric Jones was a new member of the Chicago police force when I first met him a few years ago. One of the first interviews I conducted for this project, Eric remains an intriguing character: a friend of a friend, who happened to also be a cop.
Leida Villegas, known also as Lady Sol, was a dancer herself before starting the FootworKINGz. I grew up in the mid ‘70s. Throughout the ‘80s, Humboldt Park was still a very gang-infested neighborhood.
A federal prison in downstate Illinois is scheduled to release an Oak Park and River Forest High School alumnus today. Carlos Alberto Torres once topped the FBI's Most Wanted list. After his 1980 arrest in Evanston, prosecutors called Torres a terrorist.