Chicago’s next Mayor confronts economic stagnation, unemployment, and budget and pension shortfalls. The lack of good jobs, the root of neighborhood economic and social dislocation, cannot be addressed through more or better policing, education, or additional human services, needed as they are. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Tue, 03/17/2015 - 18:49
By Dr. Anne Scheetz.
About 200 Illinois health advocates and service providers attended the "Medicaid and Budget Advocacy Summit" Friday March 6th and vowed to ramp up pressure against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to slash the state’s Medicaid program next fiscal year by $1.5 billion. Read more »
The first public aldermanic debate for the race in the 33rd ward was held at Bateman Elementary School on Tuesday night, and featured: incumbent Deb Mell, high school history teacher Timothy Meegan, and community organizer Annisa Wanat. Read more »
Like many mothers raising children in Chicago's housing projects in the 1990s and 2000s, Seitia Harris was afraid of the drugs and violence that were pervasive in the neighborhood where she lived, Altgeld Gardens on the city's South Side. Read more »