Some of the Best Mexican Pastries in Chicago

In a city like Chicago it can be overwhelming trying to decide on a place to eat. Anyone with a sweet tooth will find it especially hard because there is an endless amount of dessert and pastry choices from around the world. Some of the popular bakeries in Chicago are Mexican bakeries because they offer such a variety of sweets that are bound to satisfy any sweet tooth.

There is a variety of traditional Mexican pastries and sweets to try at these bakeries such as conchas, and orejas. These are just some of the popular pastries that can be found at any Mexican bakery, but there plenty of other goodies offered. All of these treats go great with coffee, milk, or traditional champurrado. Along with enjoying delicious pastries there is also the opportunity to emerge yourself into a new culture. Here is a list I put together of the top 10 Mexican bakeries in different Chicago neighborhoods.


The Most Anticipated Sporting Events

Two of the most popular sporting events are getting ready to take place, the FIFA World Cup in June 2018, and Super Bowl 52 in February 2018. These events are highly anticipated in the sports world due to the competitiveness and the high level of athleticism displayed. While the FIFA World Cup may still be a few months out that has not limited the conversation surrounding the event, and in some cases has had more searches than the Super Bowl. With the Super Bowl taking place in just a week there has been an increase in the searches while the FIFA World Cup searches have dwindled.

The graph displays a comparison between the two events over the course of the last six months. During this time the FIFA World Cup had more searches in October due to the fact that there were qualifying matches taking place. In December the World Cup also saw a rise in searches because the event was drawing teams for its group stage. The Super Bowl saw an increase in searches as the start of the NFL season as well as at the end of the season. Aside from these peaks the two events remained pretty close in searches over the six months. When looked at on a global scale the Super Bowl has dominated the searches in North America as well as some parts of South America and much of Europe. While the FIFA World Cup has dominated the searches in Asia, Africa, and Australia, along with some areas of Europe.

College Sports

College sports, whether it be basketball or football, are exciting events with a large fanbase across the United States. Two of the most anticipated events in college sports are the Football Championship, and the men’s basketball tournament also known as March Madness. These events are a time for young athletes to shine, and show off their potential as athletes for future teams and coaches if they want to pursue a professional career. It also provides young athletes the opportunity to compete at a high level while still pursuing an education.

There seems to be a lot of debate about which of the two college events is the more popular one. Looked at over the course of a year, the trend appears to be in favor of the Football Championship. Aside from the main event, March Madness, basketball never seems to beat out college football in searches. The Football Championship has had more searches throughout the year compared to the basketball tournament. Football appears to be the more popular sport between the two, with coverage of the football season taking place throughout the year even when the athletes are not on the field. Therefore, with more conversations happening in regards to the football season it is more likely that people will search for it. It was also discovered that both events were searched for only in the United States due to the fact that they are events that pertain to colleges in the United States, and not outside of the country.

Practice Story

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at It’s been repurposed with permission for this assignment:

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”
MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.

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