Eman Hassaballa Aly, an Egyptian-American, grew up in Chicago but has many family members in Egypt, including her cousin, Noura Hassaballa. Eman has been following the events during the past few weeks by translating tweets for the website Alive in Egypt. She joins us in studio.
Some community leaders on Chicago’s West Side don’t like the way Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is doling out funds in a $31 million program to combat Chicago-area youth violence. They wonder why aldermen are involved and why the pastor of Ald.
For a sixth year in a row, foreclosure filings climbed in the Chicago region last year. Collar counties saw big year-over-year jumps. That’s according to data from the housing research group Woodstock Institute.
Cook County topped the country in the number of black-owned businesses in 2007, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That year the number of black-owned companies in the county reached 84,000, about 50 percent more than in 2002.
If you own a business or property in Chicago, the city has a message for you: grab a shovel. Now that more streets are passable, people are turning their attention to sidewalks. The city of Chicago requires that property and business owners clear their own sidewalks.