What's Up This Week: Pictures behind Chicago's violence problem, SRO sale fallout and reviewing sex-trade legislation

What's Up This Week: Pictures behind Chicago's violence problem, SRO sale fallout and reviewing sex-trade legislation
Photo by: Lucio Villa

#2young2die. Every day this week we'll be showcasing a photograph from our Too Young to Die series by photojournalist Carlos Javier Ortiz. Look out for them on our Facebook page.

Front Lines. It's women on the front lines of the sex trade who bear the brunt of harsh policing against prostitution. One of our blogs this week contends that will continue to be the case unless the bigger picture, putting the onus on pimps and johns, is addressed.

Honoring the victims. Community groups have held a flower vigil to remember the scores of young people lost to violence in Chicago. Our photographers were there to capture the moments.

Uncertain Future. Curtis Horton and his partner Henrietta Riley don't know what they are going to do when the Chateau, a single-room-occupancy hotel the two are currently living in, is sold. Read the latest part of their story at Chicago Muckrakers this week.

Celebrating Harold Washington. This is the 30th year of the election of Chicago's first black Mayor, Harold Washington. The Museum of Broadcast Communications will hold a month-long series of screening as well as a seminar Wednesday to celebrate his legacy.

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