National Library week!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE! National Library week is almost over so don't miss out on special offers at the Cicero Public Library!Sandoval Reading

Cicero Public Library is waiving recent late fees until the 18th and replacing lost or dusty library cards free!
Questions? Call 708.652.8084 ext. 5

Sandoval celebrates Latina Empowerment

Chicago- Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago), along with Latino radio personality Luisa Maria, will celebrate International Women's day by honoring several prominent Latina women.Latina Empowerment

One of Illinois' most impactful and dedicated Latina women, Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, will share stories of her life struggles and her determination to overcome them, which eventually earned her the title of Illinois' first female Hispanic lieutenant governor.


Solution to this year’s budget shortfall has arrived

SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) played a big role in getting the Senate to pass legislation that would eliminate the $1.6 billion gap in the state's budget for the current fiscal year.Sandoval and Gov. Rauner

"It was time to take care of last year's business so that we can focus on fiscal year 2016," Sandoval said. "The governor said he was willing to work across party lines to fix the budget and so am I. My vote reflected my words."


Same goals, 150 years later

SPRINGFIELD- After reflecting on Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2015 state of the state address, State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) had the following words to say:Sandoval-rideshare-cmte

150 years ago, a tall, self-made white man from Springfield called on the General Assembly to protect the rights of minorities by abolishing slavery and ratifying the 13th Amendment.

Last week, another tall, self-made white man who lives in Springfield called on the General Assembly to remove institutional barriers facing racial minorities.

He called for greater inclusion in trade unions, specifically noting the lack of racial minorities in apprenticeship programs.

He called for a 25 percent reduction in the prison population (overwhelmingly filled with racial minorities).

He pledged to invest in minority businesses and insist that government contractors work with minority entrepreneurs.

This man's name wasn't Abraham. His name is Bruce. And his sincere commitment to racial minorities should be acknowledged and celebrated.