Posts tagged "James Meeks"

City's black, white and Latino districts will see new faces in Springfield

This year, about a dozen state legislative districts in and around Chicago will elect a lawmaker who is new to the district. Scanning the contests–in African-American, Latino and white districts–there are few that, up to this point, have not been hard-fought battles. For instance, remapping has forced incumbents Steve Landek, the current 11th District state... Read more »

News Roundup: Local Chicago businesses show signs of recovery

The neighborhood around Ford’s South Side assembly plant was hit hard two years ago after the recession caused the plant to lay off 800 workers. Now, with the recent addition of 1200 jobs, the area is showing signs of recovery. Economic indicators show that the nation is slowly recovering, calming fears of a “double dip”... Read more »

News Roundup: Chicago's mayoral contenders officially climb into the ring

Congressman Danny Davis, Rev. James Meeks, former Chicago Board of Education President Gery Chico, and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel lined up outside of the Chicago Board of Elections early this morning to officially kick off the municipal election season. They brought with them their nominating petitions and stacks of thousands of... Read more »

News Roundup: New estimate predicts record poverty rate increase: more than 1 in 7 in poverty

The highest increase in the country’s poverty rate since the 1950s may have happened last year. Census data being released this week is expected to show that the nation experienced the large single-year increase in 1959. Also in the news: U.S. Rep. Luis Guiterrez and State Sen. James Meeks have begun to take steps towards... Read more »

Guess who's running for mayor?

With so many people putting their names in the hat to be the next Chicago mayor, it’s hard to keep them all straight. Take a look at the potential candidates – who’s in, who’s out and who’s just a rumor – in our photo gallery. Also, check out Progress Illinois’ great database of mayoral candidates.... Read more »