As a Muslim kid growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the 1990s, I had a really strong interest in astronomy. That's because my holidays off from school, which are the greatest reprieve for any child, followed a lunar cycle.
With Congress poised to tackle comprehensive immigration reform, some are worried about what will be left out. In particular, there's concern that a policy overhaul might eliminate some categories of family visas.
As immigration reform continues to percolate, some states and communities are taking measures of their own. In California, the state senate approved a bill that, if it becomes law, would prohibit local agencies from working with a specific federal immigration program.
A corrido is a Mexican ballad that lays out an epic tale of a hero — or antihero. But while many are written about drug traffickers and cartel kings, a Mexican American mayoral candidate in Chicago recently got a corrido of his own.
According to a former Trump biographer, the US leader claims to own the original "Two Sisters (On the Terrace)," an oil-on-canvas painted by the French master Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1881. But the Art Institute of Chicago begs to differ.
Barack Obama's election campaign fund has decided to re-pay donations from relatives of a fugitive, Juan Jose Rojas-Cardona. The family has also sought a pardon for Rojas-Cardona, who fled to Mexico in 1994 to escape a variety of fraud and drug charges.