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Top 10 Mexican Spots to Try in Chicago

Everyone knows Chicago has amazing pizza and we can all get in to an argument about which is best too. However, since Chicago is home to many Hispanics there are quite a few amount of Mexican restaurants all around the city. I have not been to every single restaurant but I have my favorite top ten. These are all restaurants that I have gone to since I was a little girl, some I discovered on my own and some I tried first with friends. Here are ten top restaurants that serve amazing Mexican food from tacos to pozole rich in flavor, via Google Maps.

Although the steak tacos are great at all these locations, I recommend you browse the menu for other dishes. For example, El Indio serves the best green pozole. They add bacon bits and ham chunks aside of chicken. They serve it with veggies on the side to add to your liking.

Atotonilco has the best pork tacos but ever since they’ve been under new management and ownership they no longer add the spicy sauce it has been served with over the past few years, unless specifically asked for. There are a few locations of Atotonilco as well but the best one in my opinion is the one on 26th.

From tacos to tamales, Mexican food is a must have in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Google Trends: Netflix Remains Popular, Greta Thunberg to the Rescue

Netflix Still Top Streaming Service 

Netflix, Inc. has been around for about 22 years now, and although Hulu and the Amazon Fire Stick (including the jail broken version of it) are providing us streaming services of their own, Netflix continues to be the most trendy according to Google Trends search data.

Amazon is every college students’ convenient best friend with their free 1 day delivery, book rental services, and so on. Recently their fire stick has become popular too amongst other items and there are plenty YouTube tutorials on even jail breaking it to get around paying for media streaming services.

Hulu is another streaming service subscription available, unlike Netflix but similar to the fire stick, Hulu uploads new episodes as soon as they are out. It is exciting to be able to have new episodes available for viewing when there isn’t a cable subscription to depend on at home.

Netflix has raised their monthly subscription fee in the past years but it remains popular around America including other countries. It streams some newly released movies often times and keeps seasons of popular shows on, unfortunately there is rumor that Friends will be going bye-bye, once again. It continues to be many students’ daily routine to pull out all the homework due the next day and turning on Netflix just to binge-watch our favorite episodes all night with zero progress to report. 

Greta Thunberg Activist Raising Global Warming Awareness

At just 16 years of age, Greta Thunberg– a young environmental activist, has brought so much awareness to this climate change around the globe. Young Thunberg has called for stronger climate action and asking politicians to be held accountable for the crisis. This past Friday, September 20, many students took their protest to the streets during school hours to bring awareness to the climate change all around the world.

Thunberg has already been called the ‘Next Generation Leader’ and has been more of trend search than the actual topic themselves recently. Global Warming has been a trendy search as well but Thunberg has shot up right past it in the past few days, with the Paris Climate Agreement being the least popular search. Thunberg has been featured on magazines and interviewed over her well written speech and about her thoughts on our climate change crisis. 

She wants the next generations to actually have a future, in order to have a future, the planet should be taken care of today. Simple things to ‘Go Green’ would be less gas emissions, for example, walking rather than driving non eco-friendly cars. Thunberg herself has given up meat because livestock is responsible for about 14% of those manmade gas emissions.

This young leader today might just be able to bring a lot of awareness to this climate change through her perseverance and commitment to our future of tomorrow.

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at RedLineProject.org
By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”

MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.
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MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.
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Lack of Affordable Health Care for Chicago Residents

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By Carolina Manrriquez and Eric Nwachukwu

Jocelyn Garcia, 25, is an administrative assistant at Access Community Health Network and has been uninsured for over two years.

“I am still with the same concerns I’ve had over the past two years,” she said. “What if I get into an accident, or I slip and I fall?”

Jocelyn Garcia, 25, an administrative assistant at Access Community Health Network and uninsured for the past two years. Photo by Carolina Manrriquez

When Garcia received the renewal form for Medicare, she submitted it and shortly discovered she had been denied due to her income of $2,000/month. Garcia is currently making minimum wage, $13/hr and works a full 40 every week.

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