Archive for the ‘In Chicago…’ Category

Cure Violence and the Interruptors

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 No Comments

CeaseFire Chicago is taking the local anti-violence campaign to the wider world with its new name. Cure Violence.  Yet, it remains [...]

Putting a face on poverty

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014

Chicago’s Heartland Alliance recently started a new Tumblr project, Questions that Matter, featuring interviews with members of the served population.

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Posted on: August 27th, 2014

This organization works with housing non-profits, monitors homeless youth, and attempts to mobilize resources for legal and social justice.



Rogers Park Based Chicago Light Brigade

Posted on: August 20th, 2014

Have you seen people standing at events with messages about social justice issues spelled out in strings of lights?  Well, [...]

Chicago-Based Inter-Religious Environmental Justice Group

Posted on: August 6th, 2014

Faith in Place is a Chicago based environmental justice organization that works with religious institutions, provides educational materials, engages in [...]

Opportunities for young voices in Illinois Politics

Posted on: July 28th, 2014

The Roosevelt Institute sent an email regarding a project, they call NextGen Illinois, that’s trying to get college-age students engaged [...]

Rogers Park Food and Environment Initiative

Posted on: June 30th, 2014

A Rogers Park based initiative, looking at environmental and food based issues, providing opportunities to grow and teach children to [...]

New website reveals whether there’s sewage in the Chicago River

Posted on: May 20th, 2014

Companies sometimes dump raw sewage into the Chicago River to avoid it flooding the city, which has significant effects locally and beyond.

Bike2Campus Points to Broader Possibilities for Campuses to Embrace Cycling

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

The inaugural Bike2Campus Week seeks to spur students’ budding interest in bicycling to reach Chicago’s many university and college campuses.

Mayor Emanuel Calls for Air Conditioning in All CPS Schools Within 5 Years

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

44.3% of CPS buildings have partial air conditioning or none at all.