Residents must now respond to the census by Sep. 30, but response rates in some parts of Chicago are less than half the national average.
Race, Class & Communities
The Race, Class & Communities Desk seeks to provide enterprise reporting on broad themes and trends related to race and income in the Chicago metropolitan area and to provide beat coverage of topical issues including housing, immigration, work/opportunity and demographics.
Social justice groups demand an end to the arrests of Black Lives Matter protesters and to delays in processing citizenship applications.
Reset explores solutions to violence in Chicago beyond the criminal justice system.
Chicago recently passed three measures to slow rapid change in the city’s neighborhoods.
Kwynn Townsend Riley of BYP100 says Congressman Lewis ‘stood for the good trouble, and that’s what we continue to do.”
The number of suicides among Black residents in Cook County has nearly doubled since this time last year.
“Considering we’re in the middle of a pandemic and economic crisis, this is going to impact DACA recipients in more than one way,” said one Illinois recipient.
With the rule change, local governments can now simply say that they have a fair housing plan — without showing it or proving it.
State Rep. Lamont Robinson of Chicago endorsed the former South Bend mayor’s run for president.
Two Christopher Columbus Statues Removed By City ‘Until Further Notice’ Mayor Lightfoot Orders Temporary Removal Of Two Christopher Columbus Statues
The Christopher Columbus statues in Grant and Arrigo parks were temporarily removed early Friday morning.