Posts tagged "New York"

Chicago lags four other major cities in income mobility

Chicago lags four other major cities in income mobility
Bootstraps, anyone? The chance that a child from a Chicago family at the bottom income level can ever climb to the highest level is lower than in four other major cities – New York, Los Angeles, Houston or Philadelphia. A Chicago child raised in a low-income household has a 6.1 percent chance of earning more... Read more »

Low-wage workers use minority unionism to fight for $15 minimum wage

Low-wage workers use minority unionism to fight for $15 minimum wage
When Judith Luna went to work at Sears, she never expected to be paid so little that she would seldom be able to shop at the clothing retail store. Nine dollars an hour barely covered her living costs, and it was especially hard when the store barely gave her enough hours to qualify as part-time... Read more »

Second city takes first in 17-year-old arrests

Second city takes first in 17-year-old arrests
Jemarco Baldon was 17 when he was arrested in Chicago and tried as an adult for selling $40 worth of heroin to an undercover cop. A 17-year-old is significantly more likely to get arrested in Chicago than he is in any of the nine other largest cities. In fact, arrests in Chicago in 2009 nearly... Read more »
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Government programs pulling more Americans from poverty freefall

A record number of Amercians–an estimated 1 in 6– are being served by federal anti-poverty programs like Medicaid, unemployment insurance, food stamps and welfare, according to USA TODAY. Also… Northwestern University is trying to boost minority enrollment by opening its doors to its neighbors in Evanston and Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The “Good... Read more »