Marv Baldwin left his for-profit sales career to lead the effort in his church to help small farmers in Africa and Latin America live sustainable and dignified lives. For Global Activism, Marv will talk about his work as executive director of Foods Resource Bank, based in suburban Western Springs.
Illinois house lawmakers are poised to take up a bill that would speed up construction of the Illiana expressway. But the method for getting the land to build that highway, known as quick-take, isn't sitting well with many residents in its path.
One year after massive floods engulfed Pakistan and displaced 10 million people, many haris, or sharecroppers, face a difficult decision. Do they return home, where huge debts and impatient zamindars, or landlords, await?