Tag: Community Renewal Society

The Chicago Reporter: Decades of dedication

The Chicago Reporter: Decades of dedication
By Laura S. Washington “In 1972, veteran civil rights activist John McDermott imagined a monthly publication that would investigate and analyze racial issues. McDermott and co-editor Lillian Calhoun met to plot the first issue, Calhoun recalled years later. “To save money, we decided on a newsletter, printed in good, clean Helvetica,” she said. “We chose... Read more »

Nursing homes protest targets Comstock, industry leaders

Ongoing nursing home negotiations stopped yesterday when lobbyist Pat Comstock left the room in tears after learning about a protest aimed at her and other industry leaders. Rich Miller of The Capitol Fax Blog wrote:> The Community Renewal Society showed up at the office of the Health Care Council of Illinois and denounced the lobbyists... Read more »

The background on Alden Nursing Home Meeting

  This May protest contributed to a July 24 meeting between elected officials, public health leaders and a representative from Alden Management Services. Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune. You don’t always get to see concrete results from your work in journalism, so it’s rewarding when that happens. This story began in early May when 84-year-old... Read more »