If you're an immigrant and need information about things like visas, citizenship, ID cards, and passports, check out Chicago's Consulate General of Mexico website or go to its new building at 204 S. Ashland (even Mexican President Vicente Fox was there for the opening). And for those who can't make it to the building, the consulate sends out mobile units to communities several times a month--and the units help people obtain IDs & bank accounts, and assist with travel, citizenship, and much more. Its most recent mobile unit was at Iglesia San Esteban Martir in Carpentersville yesterday.
So a message to all immigrants--take advantage of the Mexican consulate! The number is (312) 738 2383 and it's open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (for passports, the hours are from 7 a.m. to 10:30 AM).