Posts tagged "North Side"

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 »

Author of study on inequality in TIF-funded CPS schools highlights potential dangers

Author of study on inequality in TIF-funded CPS schools highlights potential dangers
A Roosevelt University study released last week outlines several disparities in how the city has funded several Chicago Public Schools construction projects through Tax Increment Financing. The report, penned by sociology professor Stephanie Farmer, found that the majority of TIF dollars spent on CPS projects, 52 percent, went to selective enrollment schools. Those schools make... Read more »

News Roundup: Weis to move officers to high-crime areas

Police Supt. Jody Weis revealed plans Tuesday to reassign officers from districts with low crime to neighborhoods with high levels of crime. His statements drew criticism from 38th Ward Ald. Tom Allen, as well as some concerns from North Side residents afraid that criminals will commit more crime in the area knowing fewer police will... Read more »
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South Side vs. North Side: Who got the worst of the CTA's doomsday service cuts?

Photo courtesy of flickr/Stephen Vance By many accounts, riders of Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains have brushed off the agency’s “doomsday” service cuts and still manage to make it to work without great difficulty, save the inconveniences of a longer wait, standing instead of sitting and leaving home a little earlier. However, an analysis... Read more »