Posts tagged "Action Now"

A new proposal for Chicago's vacant property woes

In 2011 alone, 6,274 homes in the city of Chicago went through the final stage of foreclosure and were auctioned off, according to data from Woodstock Institute. A vast majority, 94 percent, ended up in the hands of banks. Thousands are still sitting vacant. Many are in communities where the housing market is weak, to... Read more »

At the People's Shareholder Meeting, we all are CME shareholders

According to the collection of non-profits that came out in force to protest the annual shareholder meeting of CME Group Inc. Wednesday, I’m a CME shareholder, you’re a CME shareholder and all of their members are CME shareholders. The company, the parent of futures exchanges Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, was a... Read more »

Vacant properties around schools threaten the safety of students

When a young girl was raped at gunpoint between two vacant buildings only two blocks from Earle Elementary School at 8:45 am on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the issue of unsecured vacant properties around schools and how they affect neighborhoods like West Englewood came up again, with renewed urgency. The CBS story about the assault advised... Read more »