Posts tagged "West 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 »

Photo Gallery: The Peace Corner is a safe haven from the violent streets

The Peace Corner Youth Center (PCYC) is a non-profit organization in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side. It was created to provide the neighborhood youth a safe place from gang violence and drug dealing.
When Sebastian Longstreet ended up in Stateville Correctional Center for selling drugs, he started talking to the man who indirectly led him to prison in the first place: His father. Longstreet’s path to prison began when he was about 12 and his father was incarcerated on a life sentence for murder. Wanting to help pay... Read more »

State Rep. Ford wants state's help with job creation in West Side district, but will it deter violence?

State Rep. Ford wants state's help with job creation in West Side district, but will it deter violence?
On the heels of yet another bloody Chicago weekend, 8th District state Rep. La Shawn Ford plans to have a town hall meeting tonight to discuss how to curb violence in high-crime neighborhoods. Ford has said state-assisted job creation could be a boon for many of the low-income, high-crime communities in his West Side district... Read more »
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