Archive for the ‘In Chicago…’ Category

First Chicago charter school closes, citing state budget impasse

Posted on: June 20th, 2016

The charter school serving about 236 children, 97 percent of them poor, becomes the first in Chicago to fall victim […]

Here Are All Of Chicago Public Schools’ Lead Test Results

Posted on: June 20th, 2016

Chicago Public Schools has tested 58 schools and more than a dozen have shown elevated lead levels in their water. […]

The Negative effects of Chicago Demolitions

Posted on: June 1st, 2016

Should Chicago Be Celebrating Demolitions?

Since 2008, the city tore down more than 3,100 buildings — the equivalent, on average, of […]

Englewood to Flint mission to provide supplies is rousing success

Posted on: May 18th, 2016

“Englewood is plagued with many challenges, such as crime, poverty and joblessness, but although we face these issues, we are […]

Brown: City promises housing for homeless living in tent camps

Posted on: May 5th, 2016

“Patterned after a “housing first” model that has shown promise in other cities, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is aiming to […]

I Grow Chicago Adds Environmental Justice Program

Posted on: April 21st, 2016

Nonprofit I Grow Chicago’s mission is to provide a safe, inter-generational haven for children and at-risk community members. Through sustainable […]

Natalie Y. Moore digs into the ways that segregation continues to shape the politics of her hometown, as well as her own life.

Posted on: April 13th, 2016

Talking Housing Segregation And Chicago With WBEZ’s Natalie Y. Moore

Library hires employee to work with homeless, at-risk people

Posted on: April 6th, 2016

Adecade of serving Oak Park Township as its youth interventionist has given Robert Simmons plenty of experience working with the […]

‘I Put It Out There, I Did. And It Got Crushed.’

Posted on: March 31st, 2016

“Almost nine months. That’s how long the state of Illinois has been operating without a budget. For many agencies that […]

Chicago retains its dubious title as one of the nation’s most segregated cities

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016

A century after the start of the Great Migration and 50 years after the Kerner Commission Report declared “our nation […]