Minority group advocates say Illinois took a big step Monday toward protecting their political voices with the signing of the Illinois Voting Rights Act of 2011.“The rules in the districts are gerrymandered so they are rigged against anyone who may have a group in a particular area,” sai
DuPage County has abandoned a bid to keep new places of assembly out of unincorporated residential neighborhoods. That's a major concession to those who feared new churches, mosques, and temples would be frozen out of the very communities they aim to serve.
Asian-Americans say they’re proud to see one of their own finally win a seat on Chicago’s City Council, and that the electoral success was inevitable because their community is growing at a fast rate. Thirty-year-old Ameya Pawar unexpectedly toppled the 47th Ward’s polit
More immigrants to the area are bypassing the City of Chicago completely and moving directly to the northern suburbs, according to a new study by the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The report finds that the foreign-born popul