Univision Chicago Breaks New Ground with Live-Stream of Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Town Hall

By Univision PR Team

Nov 29, 2017

CHICAGO – NOVEMBER 29, 2017 – Univision Chicago will live-stream, for the first-time ever, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) Town Hall from the Alumni Student Union Building at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago on Friday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Moderated by Univision Chicago’s Mariano Gielis, the three-hour Town Hall will feature a panel of experts in the major topics of interest to the Illinois Latino community; immigration, education, health and human services, energy and telecommunications, and economic development.

“Univision Chicago is laser focused on giving Latino voters a voice in Illinois,” said Doug Levy, president & general manager, Univision Chicago. “We are empowering our audience with the facts so they can go to the polls and make a difference. By covering the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus as a live event on social media, we are connecting Hispanic citizens to their elected officials in a way that enhances the public dialogue on the issues that matter to the community.”

“Due to the times we’re living through, it’s important that we communicate the steps that we have taken to ensure that regardless of what happens in Washington, the Latino community can continue to prosper in Illinois,” said state Rep. Fred Crespo, Co-Chair of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus. “Our goal is to give the community a clear understanding about what’s happening in Springfield and answer any questions families may have. I encourage everyone to join us and be a part of the conversation so we can make sure that all voices are being heard.”

The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) was established in 2002 with the mission to empower Illinois Latinos and increase access to federal, state and community programs; to provide college scholarships for young Latino men and women; and to support research and the widespread distribution of policy reports through the Illinois Latino Public Policy Institute.

The event will be live-streamed on Facebook by Univision Chicago and available in both English and Spanish-language. Admission is free; attendees must register online. For more information, visit the foundation’s website at or call 224-366-8512.

Visit for more information on UCI, and follow @UCIPRTeam on Twitter and Instagram.

CONTACT: Shavely Peralta 646.560.4842


Univision Chicago Amplia sus Horizontes con la Trasmisión en Vivo por Internet de la Asamblea Pública de la Fundación Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF)

CHICAGO – 29 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2017– Univision Chicago trasmitirá en vivo por primera vez la asamblea pública de la Fundación del Grupo Hispano de la Legislatura de Illinois (Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation o ILLCF) el viernes, 1 de diciembre de 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. desde el centro de exalumnos y estudiantes de la universidad Northeastern Illinois University en Chicago. La asamblea pública de tres horas contará con Mariano Gielis de Univision Chicago como moderador y presentará un panel de expertos en diversos temas de importancia para la comunidad latina de Illinois, entre ellos, inmigración, educación, salud y servicios humanos, energía y telecomunicaciones, y desarrollo económico.

“Univision Chicago está extremadamente dedicado a dar la palabra a los votantes latinos en Illinois”, dijo Doug Levy, presidente y gerente general de Univision Chicago. “Estamos empoderando a nuestra audiencia con hechos para que pueda acudir a las urnas y causar un efecto. Al cubrir al Grupo Hispano de la Legislatura de Illinois como un evento en vivo en redes sociales, estamos conectando a los ciudadanos hispanos con sus funcionarios electos de una manera que realza el diálogo público sobre temas de importancia para la comunidad”.

“Debido a los tiempos que vivimos, es importante que comuniquemos los pasos que hemos dado para asegurarnos que, independientemente de lo que suceda en Washington, la comunidad latina pueda seguir prosperando en Illinois”, dijo el representante estatal Fred Crespo, copresidente del Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus. “Nuestro objetivo es aportar a la comunidad un claro entendimiento de lo que pasa en Springfield y responder las preguntas que las familias tengan. Animo a todos a unirse a nosotros y participar en la conversación para poder asegurarnos de que se les escuche a todos”.

La Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) se fundó en 2002 con la misión de empoderar a los latinos de Illinois y aumentar el acceso a programas federales, estatales y comunitarios; otorgar becas universitarias a jóvenes latinos, y respaldar la investigación y diseminación generalizada de informes de política por medio del instituto Illinois Latino Public Policy Institute.

Univision Chicago trasmitirá el evento en vivo por Facebook en inglés y en español. La entrada es gratis. Los participantes pueden inscribirse por internet. Para más información, visiten el sitio de internet de la fundación, o llamen al 224-366-8512.

Visiten para más información acerca de UCI y sigan a @UCIPRTeam en Twitter e Instagram.

CONTACTO: Shavely Peralta 646.560.4842



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