A report that Wal-Mart intends to open its first North Side Chicago store in the Lakeview neighborhood has already raised the hackles of many community residents and business types. But beyond making a Facebook page and complaining to their alderman, it’s no
Ten sculptors have put up outdoor pieces in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. The installation’s supposed to stay up for a year. The group says the purpose is to expose people to art that they might not be able to see otherwise.
In 2007, the SEIU poured $2 million into aldermanic contests. The union said the effort landed the group nine victories. Now that campaigning for the 2011 municipal elections is underway, the influential SEIU hopes to replicate its status as a key player.
Young Hispanics are now the fastest-growing part of the U.S. population, according to new data released in the U.S. Census Bureau's Demographic Analysis.Kenneth Johnson is a demographer at the University of New Hampshire.