Target announced it will close two of its stores on Chicago’s South Side, and community leaders, including U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush, have condemned the action as disinvestment in an underserved area.
Meanwhile, the Emanuel administration is responding to an investigation by the Better Government Association that showed Chicago’s recycling program is among the worst in the nation among large cities.
And an investigation by ProPublica Illinois and WBEZ into inequitable traffic ticketing in the Chicago has started to yield results as well.
All that and more on this week’s Friday News Roundup hosted by Kyra Kyles.
GUESTS: Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica Illinois reporter
David Greising, longtime business journalist, CEO of the Better Government Association
Lee Edwards, Block Club Chicago reporter covering Englewood, Chatham and Auburn Gresham