Dashed Hopes. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said it will focus on deporting immigrants with dangerous felonies. But a recent visit to immigration court found this doesn't quite live up to the reality on the ground. Read the full story on Chicago Muckrakers today.
Spotlight on South Shore. Chicago is looking to fill the recently vacated seat of 7th Ward alderman. Many residents have said they’re interested in replacing former Alderman Sandi Jackson. A South Shore community group is hosting a candidate forum Friday.
Real Jobs for Disabled People. Illinois is helping people with disabilities find jobs, but they're not great ones. Most of the positions pay below minimum wage, with little chance for promotion. We look at what's out there--and what isn't--for employment of the disabled community.
40 Years of Immigration. If there's one trend in immigration over the past 40 years, it's been that there is more of it. More foreign born people in Chicago, more foreign language speakers, and more people deported. Look out for our infographics on the changes this week.
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