Pilsen Artist Battling Cancer Loses Job, Insurance Coverage

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    Francisco Mendoza was a Chicago Public Schools art teacher from 1985 until April of last year, when he found out he had life-threatening multiple myeloma. (Published Friday, Feb. 18, 2011)

    A Chicago art teacher is out of work, battling cancer and without insurance.

    But some friends are coming to his aid and are hosting a fundraiser:

    Fiesta Silent Art Auction (Art, food, music)
    National Museum of Mexican Art
    1852 W 19th Street, Chicago, IL
    Sunday, February 27, 3-7pm