Posts tagged "black caucus"

Asian Americans meet resistance from city in attempt to map community's future

Asian Americans meet resistance from city in attempt to map community's future
Before Chicago’s new ward map was speedily approved on Thursday, much of the ostensible conversation about changing boundaries centered on race and population change: the two factors that, by law, prompt redistricting. But activists from the city’s Asian-American community, the fastest growing racial group in Chicago, were unable to convince 41 aldermen–the number of votes... Read more »

Consensus Shmonsensus: Meeks and Davis proclaim they should be mayor

Last week, on our weekly radio show, Chicago Reporter Editor Kimbriell Kelly asked a good question: will Chicago’s black and Latino communities ever unite to support a minority candidate for mayor? No way, replied one patron of Carter’s Barbershop in North Lawndale. The black community can’t even unite behind one candidate, so how are we... Read more »

News Roundup: Illinois about to get big bill

Illinois will soon have to pay the interest on the $2.2 billion borrowed from the federal government to replenish a depleted Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. The $250 million interest payment is due in the next 15 months, and is just one in a backlog of unpaid state bills and pension obligations. While the borrowing has... Read more »
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