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.
Some community leaders on Chicago’s West Side don’t like the way Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is doling out funds in a $31 million program to combat Chicago-area youth violence. They wonder why aldermen are involved and why the pastor of Ald.
Leida Villegas, also known as Lady Sol, pulled together some kids from the South Side and some kids from the West Side, called them the FootworKINGz, and got them a national TV commercial. After King Charles and Tee-Jay booked the commercial we shot a music video for this group from Chica
Leida Villegas, also known as Lady Sol, has been describing how she first met “King” Charles, which led to the start of the FootworKINGz.(by parthapc via Flickr) At the time, Charles was working at Popeye’s on the South Side and his dream was to ma
WBEZ has been receiving calls this week from Bentonville, Arkansas. They started Monday, when we reported some comments by a Wal-Mart executive invited to speak about health-care reform at a Latino civil-rights convention in Chicago. That executive, Dr.