Ambar Colón

Asst. Editor @ La Voz,
Audience Engagement Specialist

Ambar Colón is a staff reporter, editor, and audience engagement specialist for La Voz Chicago, the bilingual section of the Chicago Sun-Times. She attended DePaul University where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The DePaulia. During her undergraduate career, she worked as a Reporting Fellow at City Bureau and later as an intern at In These Times Magazine. She’s a Chicago native.

El aclamado grupo de salsa colombiano actuó en la noche inaugural de un festival de cuatro días en el Pabellón Jay Pritzker para celebrar el 20º aniversario del Parque Millennium.
The acclaimed salsa band from Colombia performed on opening night of a four-day festival at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion celebrating Millennium Park’s 20th anniversary.
Este año, más de 60,000 personas asistieron cada día durante el fin de semana del Día de los Caídos, lo que generó $243.7 millones en actividad económica para la ciudad. El nuevo acuerdo podría incluir la ampliación del festival de dos a tres días.
This year, more than 60,000 people attended each day over Memorial Day weekend, generating $243.7 million in economic activity for the city. The new deal could potentially include expanding the two-day festival to three days.
El año pasado se denunciaron 635 robos en restaurantes, la cifra más alta desde por lo menos 2001, y este año la ciudad está a punto de superar esa cifra.
There were 635 burglaries reported at restaurants last year, the most since at least 2001, and the city is on pace to surpass that number this year.
Algunos empresarios están llenando los vacíos existentes en comunidades que no cuentan con una cadena de café que ofrezca bebidas y comidas especiales.
Some business owners are helping to fill the gaps in communities that don’t have a chain coffee shop offering specialty drinks and food.
Community and business leaders have designated a stretch of Division Street in honor of the Caribbean island by using its precolonial name.