What's Up This Week: Taking from the rich, holiday cheer and a memorial to victims of violence

What's Up This Week: Taking from the rich, holiday cheer and a memorial to victims of violence

Take From the Rich. A new poll shows that a majority of Americans would rather raise taxes on the rich than cut programs for the poor. As the fiscal cliff negotiations are to continue, we take a look at what we learned from the Pew Research Center's poll.

Heart-Warming Chicago. Here at The Chicago Reporter, most of the stories we publish are about the heart-wrenching side of Chicago. But this week we'll bring in some holiday cheer and look at stories that made us feel good.

Christmas Protest. In fiscal year 2012, more immigrants were deported from the United States than any other year.  Immigrant rights groups will hold a rally on Christmas Eve outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters to pressure the Obama administration to stop deporting immigrants.

500 Stars. Hundreds of people are killed each year on Chicago's streets, and few receive even a fraction of the attention given to the victims of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Check out our photo essay and story on the 500 stars put together by some Rogers Park residents to make sure  the people lost to urban violence this year are not forgotten.

Foreclosure Fight-Back. Josue Pina, a Rogers Park resident, is fighting his foreclosure against TCF Bank while also trying to modify his loan. Housing advocates will rally at TCF Bank's mortgage location Friday to ask them to give Pina a reasonable loan modification and refrain from evicting him.

Photo credit: Tom Gill (lapstrake)

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