What's Up This Week: Obama comes home, SRO protest slideshow and segregation in the CHA

What's Up This Week: Obama comes home, SRO protest slideshow and segregation in the CHA
Lakview Action Coaltion and supporters rally outside Ann Sathers restaurant demanding that Alderman Tom Tunney come outside to talk. The crowd was asking Tunney to step up on behalf of residents of single-room-occupancy buildings. Photo by Lucio Villa.

Obama Returns. President Barack Obama will visit Chicago Friday to discuss the gun violence in his home town. The announcement of his return comes shortly after the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old student who performed at Obama's inauguration ceremony and was fatally shot on Jan. 30.

SRO Protest. The Lakeview Action Coalition had a demonstration outside 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney’s Ann Sathers restaurant. The crowd demanded to meet with him, but he wouldn’t come outside. Stay tuned for our slideshow on the incident.

Segregation in CHA. How segregated is Chicago’s public housing? This week we use infographics to look at the demographics of the Chicago Public Housing Authority.

CPS School Closing Hearings. Another week of community hearings about school closings in Chicago is coming. Some of the hearings so far have been raucous.

Ex-offenders’ Employment. The City Council's Committee on Budget and Government Operations will consider an ordinance on whether to extend an employment program for ex-offenders. If passed, the city comptroller will be able to hire people with criminal backgrounds to help perform debt collection for the city.

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  • Did you post the SRO slide show yet?

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