- Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee
- Neal Boortz defends Hillary Clinton for representing child rapist
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
- Top federal judge uses pizza to explain complex Obamacare situation
- Obama, Biden overhaul job training programs
- Drought-plagued Californians turn to paint to keep lawns green
- ISIL now forcing Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in Mosul
- 11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die
- Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
- Turkish P.M. Erdogan won’t speak to Obama, but he’ll take calls from Biden
Chicago center for Midwesterners with Mexican ties
Question of the Day
The center - named the Casa de Estado de Mexico - is for people in the U.S. connected to the central state, which is adjacent to Mexico City. The idea is to help people with social and legal services, such as processing marriage and birth certificates.
The center’s director, Esther Burgos Jimenez, estimates there are 500,000 people in the Midwest with such ties. The center is similar to one that exists in Texas.
Quinn and Gov. Eruviel Avila of the State of Mexico stopped at the center on the city’s near West Side for a celebratory ceremony and called it a chance for the two entities to continue a dialogue into other issues.
Quinn and Avila met last year while Quinn was in Mexico for a trade mission. The two men met privately at Quinn’s downtown Chicago office Monday to discuss water issues and education before visiting the center, Quinn said.
He said that such center will create a stronger link between the two entities.
“It really helps with our commerce, our connection on culture and education,” Quinn told reporters after the event.
The center is paid for by the State of Mexico, Burgos Jimenez said. It opens for business next week. Illinois officials said no state money was used for the project but it could help serve as a liaison with state authorities.
Avila and a contingent of other leaders and artists from the State of Mexico are visiting Illinois for two days, including a stop at Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Also, university officials from the state of Mexico are expected to sign an agreement with Illinois and the University of Illinois to collaborate in the sciences, such as veterinary medicine and animal genetics. The orchestra of the State of Mexico - Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México - was scheduled to play a free concert at a Chicago high school later Monday.
Follow Sophia Tareen at http://twitter.com/sophiatareen.
TWT Video Picks
The president could pay the full price for ignoring Congress
- IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 computer hard drives
- David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston in Georgia Republican Senate primary runoff
- D.C. appeals panel deals big blow to Obamacare subsidies
- 'Straight White Guy Festival' supposedly set for Ohio park
- BERMAN & MADYOON: An Iranian-Turkish reset
- Beretta moving to Tennessee over Maryland gun laws
- Pentagon team dispatched to Ukraine amid crisis with Russia
- Ron Paul: U.S. partly to blame for Malaysia Airlines disaster
- CARSON: Costco and the perils of mixing politics and business
- Gen. James Amos, Marine Corps commandant, slams Obama's handling of Iraq
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq