Posts tagged "women owned business"

What's up this week: Prisons bursting at the seams; County workshop for set asides; Protesting Harvey's lax take on vacancies

What's up this week: Prisons bursting at the seams; County workshop for set asides; Protesting Harvey's lax take on vacancies
Illinois House members are holding a meeting in Chicago on Wednesday, April 11 to discuss overcrowding in state prisons. The meeting follows Governor Pat Quinn’s suggestion in February that eight state prisons be shuttered in order to save the state $60 million. Tamms “Supermax” prison is on that list and has gotten the most attention.... Read more »

How the city swindles minority- and women-owned businesses out of contracts

How the city swindles minority- and women-owned businesses out of contracts
It’s no secret that the City of Chicago’s MWBE–minority- and women-owned business enterprise program–isn’t so good. Established by executive order under Harold Washington and put into law by Richard M. Daley, the idea looks good on paper–make sure that all the citizens of Chicago, regardless of race or gender, get access to the millions the... Read more »

Does giving contracts to minority-owned companies matter?

A few weeks ago, my colleague Micah Maidenberg wrote about the city’s problems with “widespread fraud and abuse,” in Chicago’s contracting program for minority- and woman-owned businesses. In response, we received a pointed question–one I think a lot of people think but never ask aloud. RogerClegg said 2 weeks, 6 days ago Why do race,... Read more »
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