Citing safety concerns, Chase Bank has barred Ja’Mal Green from its properties. But the activist vows to continue his protests.
A group says Chicago should donate some of the thousands of empty lots it owns for affordable home construction on the South and West sides.
Cate Cahan wasn’t just an editor. She was a mentor, a leader, a public radio doyenne – and even officiated WBEZ reporters’ weddings.
The nation’s largest bank tells Chicago activists and elected officials it will improve its lending record in the city’s Black neighborhoods.
Chicago’s and Illinois’ treasurers will hold a public conversation with top bank officials on Friday, looking for ways to increase lending in black neighborhoods.
The protesters are calling for reparations from Chase to make up for wildly unequal mortgage lending patterns.
Activists are calling on the largest bank in the nation to make reparations — or face “massive protests” at Chase Banks throughout Chicago.
City officials respond to WBEZ reporting that shows how banks lend 12 cents to black neighborhoods for every $1 to white.
Collins wants banks to answer for the racial divides in their home purchase lending.
In Chicago, lenders have invested more in a single white neighborhood than all the black neighborhoods combined. Call it modern-day redlining.