Posts tagged "Pilsen"

Journalists and developers combine forces, explore immigrant issues at MigraHack

Journalists and developers combine forces, explore immigrant issues at MigraHack
It was a busy weekend for some of us at The Chicago Reporter. By 9 a.m. on Saturday, we were already glued to our computers at Cibola, a tech incubator community space in Pilsen, and it was nearly 6 p.m. before we ventured out into the evening’s chill. This wasn’t for a work project–it was... Read more »

Pilsen activist, cancer survivor wants 'clean' Fisk and Crawford sites

Pilsen activist, cancer survivor wants 'clean' Fisk and Crawford sites
Leila Mendez took a moment to compose herself after she was handed the microphone and told it was her turn to comment. “I’m a little emotional because this is a personal issue for me,” she told the Mayor Rahm Emanuel-appointed Fisk and Crawford Reuse Task Force in Pilsen. The panel held two meetings last week... Read more »

What's up this week: Council to consider pot ordinance; public meetings on future of Fisk, Crawford sites

What's up this week: Council to consider pot ordinance; public meetings on future of Fisk, Crawford sites
The city council will decide on Wednesday whether to OK an ordinance that would allow police officers to ticket people caught with small amounts of marijuana, rather than arrest them. Under the ordinance–originally introduced last year by 25th Ward Ald. Danny Solis and recently backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel–people 18 and over caught with 15... Read more »
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Obama's proposed hike to minimum rent for HUD-assisted families could put poorest in the street

Obama's proposed hike to minimum rent for HUD-assisted families could put poorest in the street
A proposal in the 2013 presidential budget  to raise the minimum rent in public housing could put the poorest families at risk of ending up on the street, say advocates. And what may be most surprising for some people, Pres. Obama’s proposed hike is more than what’s being asked for by the Republicans. Plus, it pitted... Read more »

Race and poverty roundup: See ya G8, foreclosure crisis hits churches and Honda comes under pressure

What’s moving in the world of race and poverty, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly. In a gasp heard around the city, Chicagoans found out that the long-planned G8 summit would no longer be held in Chicago. Instead, the leaders of the world’s most powerful nations will meet at Camp David. Occupy Chicago celebrated with a victory... Read more »

News Roundup: Recession ended last year, economic panel says

The recession that began in December 2007 ended in June 2009, according to a statement released by The National Bureau of Economic Research. While some would read that with skepticism, the bureau says that the end of the recession was when the economy was at its lowest. The data shows that the economy has, slowly... Read more »
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Latino youth speak out against Arizona immigration law

This weekend, organizers from the Chicago-based student group Immigrant Youth Justice League took their message of “undocumented and unafraid” back to the streets, this time in Pilsen, to protest Arizona’s newest immigration law. “It’s something that’s never been seen before,” the group’s founding member José Herrera told The Chicago Reporter, “youth coming out and saying... Read more »