Posts tagged "immigration reform"

Once foes, Rahm and Rep. Gutierrez get chummy over immigration reform

Once foes, Rahm and Rep. Gutierrez get chummy over immigration reform
Two political rivals appear to have buried the hatchet, or, at the very least, saw the political value of uniting in a carefully orchestrated backslapping session over an issue likely to be huge in this fall’s election. Together at Little Village High School Tuesday to announce a proposed city ordinance aimed at immigration reform, Mayor... Read more »

Barber Shop Show Preview: Obama, the Dream Act, deportations, and the chance for permanent reform

Barber Shop Show Preview: Obama, the Dream Act, deportations, and the chance for permanent reform
“This announcement brought hope, but it only works if it’s implemented. We will continue to push forward.” That’s what Alaa Mukahhal, a 26 year-old Chicago-based Dream Act activist facing deportation, told Maria Zamudio this week about President Obama’s announcement that he will stop deporting undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria. The plan allows these young... Read more »

Who issued green cards to the Pilgrims?

It’s week four of the National Conversation on Race, and this week is a toughie. Our moderators over at Equity Blog are pushing all of us to go past the “lowest common denominator” conversations that we usually have about race and actually talk about finding solutions to serious problems. The two they propose aren’t easy... Read more »
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News Roundup: Foreclosures spiked in Cook County in August, some blame law

An April 2009 law intended to better manage foreclosures caused foreclosure filings to spike 66.4 percent in August, compared to a year earlier. Overall, foreclosures fell 5.5 percent over the year nationally and dropped 16.9 percent in Cook County since July.   Also in the news… The Elgin Police Department is making creative use of... Read more »