Protesters blocked stores along Michigan Avenue on “Black Friday,” November 27, 2015, in protest of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a white police officer.
Chicago Police Department superintendent Garry McCarthy was fired by Mayor Emanuel last Tuesday,…
The Better Government Association (BGA) recently discovered that the CPS program to allocate CTA fare cards for students who are homeless or in unstable housing is a huge mess, with many of the fare cards missing or stolen.
On July 8, 2015, the Obama administration affirmed new housing rules aimed at our country’s legacy of segregation. The ruling, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), is intended to help local leaders better identify segregation and address the effects of social isolation by ensuring residents’ access to needed resources and services.
The CHA has been sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars in cash reserves. On Wednesday, July 8 the secretary of the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office reiterated this fact at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the former site of the Stateway Gardens public housing development, now re-christened as a mixed-income development called Park Boulevard.
School and housing segregation, and their detrimental effects on students, are directly linked. A report by Richard Rothstein reveals the role of the federal government in promoting housing segregation.