Posts tagged "disabled"

What's Up This Week: A peek into immigration court, South Shore community meeting and a look at employment for the disabled

What's Up This Week: A peek into immigration court, South Shore community meeting and a look at employment for the disabled
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... Read more »

Majority of Chicago's disabled population estranged from the labor market

This week, we’ve chronicled the plight of disabled people working or trying to work in Chicago. It’s certainly not easy. On Tuesday, we showed how people with a disability make substantially less than people who work around them, especially in the most well-to-do neighborhoods. On Wednesday, we showed that only a small percentage of the... Read more »

In some Chicago neighborhoods, only a tiny fraction of disabled people work full time

Does being disabled mean you can’t hold down a full-time job? While it shouldn’t, in many Chicago neighborhoods, it seems so. When The Chicago Reporter took a look at the number of people working full time in Chicago from 2009 census data, between the ages of 16 and 64, we found a lot of neighborhoods... Read more »
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