Blacks who historically lacked access to banks capitalized on the opportunities provided by ShoreBank. But did it work? What is the economic health of Chicago’s black community, and how much has black wealth grown over the past couple of decades?
Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Egypt today in the largest demonstration yet. Estimates fluctuate between one and two million people. Though the exact number is uncertain, the demand for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office is clear.
A new report ranks Illinois fifth in the nation for having the largest combined pension and debt burdens per capita. The Moody's Investors Service report attempts to hone in on how pension liabilities will affect credit ratings.