Chicago’s Very Own: Robert Renteria

Posted 8:15 PM, September 26, 2014, by Lourdes Duarte, Updated at 09:01PM, September 26, 2014


As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we highlight the work done by Chicago’s growing Latino community.

Robert Renteria has made it his mission to get kids to move away from gangs and look to education.

How did he do it?  Growing up in one of the worst neighborhoods in the country to become a top business man?  His story is inspiring kids who are looking at his words on paper to find a better path.

WGN’S Lourdes Duarte introduces you to one of Chicago’s Very Own.

And the book being recognized was voted the best graphic novel in 2012 in Latin America for addressing youth issues.

For more info on how to get the book go to

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