Posts tagged "poverty"

The potential power of the Wilson Red Line Stop

The potential power of the Wilson Red Line Stop
If there was one factor that shaped Uptown’s rich history as Chicago’s hub for film, theater, jazz, and mob activity, it was the construction of the modern-day Wilson Red Line stop. The Wilson terminal was built in 1900 and for years was the northernmost stop from downtown. It spawned a cultural and economic boom that... Read more »

April 5, 1968: the day that sapped life out of Chicago's ghettos

April 5, 1968: the day that sapped life out of Chicago's ghettos
Chicagoans that have never seen other cities’ ghettos might assume that all poor neighborhoods are sparsely populated, rife with vacant lots, and starved of commerce. This condition - the de-institutionalized ghetto – is actually  not symptomatic of all ghettos. Differences in density – of people, residences, banks, churches, grocery stores, social service centers, etc. – between rich and poor neighborhoods are far... Read more »