The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant to improve access to healthy food for African American and Latino Chicagoans.Those groups have higher rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And an $850,000 grant seeks to reduce health disparities.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a memorandum of understanding between the city and the University of Chicago. The university will undertake more than a billion dollars in capital development over five years.
University of Illinois President Michael Hogan says faculty at all three of the systems main campuses, including Chicago, could receive their first pay raise in three years this summer if current state budget proposals become reality.Hogan told The News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign on Monday that
Chicagoans who punch cards for their favorite aldermanic candidates might have the issue of crime on their minds. But depending on where they live, they will have heard more—or less—about crime from their candidates.
Blacks who historically lacked access to banks capitalized on the opportunities provided by ShoreBank. But did it work? What is the economic health of Chicago’s black community, and how much has black wealth grown over the past couple of decades?