Posts tagged "The Chicago Reporter"

Take a ride on the Green-Line to compare shopping options

Does where you live determine how far you can stretch a dollar on groceries?

Photos by Latricia Polk and Michelle Kanaar.

Food and justice: Taking up the SNAP Challenge

Food and justice: Taking up the SNAP Challenge
Food isn’t exactly the topic you’d expect to read about here. But more than you may think, it fits in with everything we cover at The Chicago Reporter. It’s an economic, it’s a justice and it’s certainly a social issue—all which we doggedly examine here. This week, food is much on your minds as we... Read more »

Crowds fill Humboldt Park streets for 38th Annual Puerto Rican Festival

Photo by Juan Labreche
The 38th Annual Fiestas Puertorriqueñas and Parade went into the books following four full days of music, dancing, a parade and carnival. Thursday through Sunday, Humboldt Park residents awoke to the sounds of salsa or reggaeton music that filled the streets. Sidewalks were crowded with Chicagoans clad in clothing donning the Puerto Rican flag while... Read more »
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Barber Shop Show review: Mid-Month Mash Up on gay marriage, demographic changes, and more

Each month, the Barber Shop Show features local journalists, bloggers and media personalities to get their take on the news of the month. For June’s Mid-Month Mash Up, the guests were Yolanda Perdomo, a host and producer with WBEZ; Jen Sabella, senior Chicago editor at DNAinfo Chicago; and myself representing The Chicago Reporter. The conversation... Read more »

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 »

What's Up This Week: Tuesday's special election; racial discrimination in public housing; undocumented immigrants discuss their status

What's Up This Week: Tuesday's special election; racial discrimination in public housing; undocumented immigrants discuss their status
Election Time. Voters are to head to the polls on Tuesday. On the primary’s ballot are several local contests, but the most-watched race is the 2nd Congressional District. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. stepped down from the seat in November. He and his wife have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges. Disparate Impact.... Read more »
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The Chicago Reporter awarded two grants to bolster data, immigration reporting

The Chicago Reporter awarded two grants to bolster data, immigration reporting
We’re excited to announce that The Chicago Reporter has won two grants that will bolster our data-driven reporting and will give us the tools necessary to look at immigration policy in Mexico. The first grant we won was for $5,000 from IRE Data Journalism Fund, sponsored by Google Idea, best known for applying technological solutions... Read more »

Calling all Chicagoans concerned with race and poverty: come party with us tomorrow night

Calling all Chicagoans concerned with race and poverty: come party with us tomorrow night
For the past 40 years, we at The Chicago Reporter have written stories for people who care about the myriad of issues surrounding race and poverty. Whether our readers are public-housing residents, activists, researchers, politicians, all or none of the above, we want our investigations to challenge and inform. And every couple months we get to... Read more »

Cook County leads the nation in exonerations while price of justice grows

Cook County leads the nation in exonerations while price of justice grows
We might need to add $10.25 million to Chicago’s long tab of legal settlements paid out to people who’ve been wrongfully convicted. The city’s council’s Finance Committee on Tuesday approved the payment to Alton Logan, a man who spent 26 years behind bars for murder while police swept evidence under the rug that he was innocent, the... Read more »
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What's Up This Week: Our 40th anniversary drop party, Emanuel on gun control and Chicago's false convictions

What's Up This Week: Our 40th anniversary drop party, Emanuel on gun control and Chicago's false convictions
Party Time. The Chicago Reporter has 40 years of groundbreaking investigative work to celebrate, and we hope you’ll join us for Thursday’s drop party. There will be complimentary copies of our 40th anniversary issue available, as well as snacks and cocktails. Guns. The nation has gun control on its mind, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is... Read more »