A national youth-organizing group based in Chicago is releasing its policy agenda for black America. The policy report offers several recommendations: from raising the minimum to wage to addressing predatory lending.
We wrap up this week’s biggest news headlines with NPR reporter David Schaper and Jon Hansen of DNAinfo Chicago. We discuss the Illinois pension reform law which has been ruled unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court; the historic reparations package for victims of torture at the hands of former CPD commander Jon Burge; the resentencing of Cook County inmate Adolfo Davis; and more.
As many of you are already well-aware, it’s allergy season. If you’re like Niala, that means a sore throat and itchy, watery eyes. Maybe you have a runny nose. Or headaches. We’ve got a panel of specialists to take questions and offer tips on how to cope during allergy season.
John Evans, a Northwestern University founder and major donor and trustee, was governor of Colorado at the time of a brutal 1864 massacre of Native Americans. But until recently, the university has scarcely acknowledged that part of Evans’ past.