Archive for the ‘In Chicago…’ Category

“Transit Future” campaign calls for dedicated investment in transportation

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

Campaign calls for dedicated funding source to maintain and expand the transit system in Chicago and the rest of Cook County.



Activists Stage 2-Day Demonstration To Protest Deportations

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

Protesters in Chicago and across the country urge President Obama to put an immediate halt to deportations and make good on his promises of immigration reform.



Income Inequality: A look at how all cities are not created unequal and some are more unequal than others

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

Ensuring that large segments of the population are not being left behind economically is necessary for a city like Chicago to truly thrive.



Openly Anti-LGBT Politician Wins Republican Primary for Loyola’s Congressional District

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

Susanne Atanus believes that LGBT rights are to blame for tornadoes, autism and dementia, as well as this past winter.



Illinois “LEEDs” the Nation in Eco-Friendly Buildings

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

New data indicates that Illinois has more LEED-certified green building space per capita than any other state.



Questioning Academic Freedom at Columbia

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

A Palestinian professor says his courses are being cut because of the language he uses to discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict.



Experimental Station Reports on 61st St Farmer’s Market

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

In the right food environment, shoppers with LINK (food stamp) cards consistently make healthy choices.



UIC Faculty On Strike

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

Faculty call for pay increases, promotion opportunities, and shared governance in the name of serving marginalized students.



Fired Snarf’s Sandwiches Employees Reinstated with Back Pay

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

Employees’ termination three days before Christmas after participating in national minimum wage strike raised objections from labor advocates.



Interactive Map: Where Most Chicagoans Don’t Own Cars

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

An interactive mapping tool identifies which neighborhoods have very few cars, a useful tool for community advocates when discussing how best to distribute resources.