Tag: rights

Citywide Housing Rights Bus Tour takes the streets (video)

On June 8, three community organizations united to tour neighborhoods they identified as the hardest hit by housing issues in Chicago. In the hopes of putting a face on foreclosures and evictions, organizers of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction, and Centro Autónomo de Albany Park organized the Citywide Housing Rights... Read more »

The Barber Shop show: Strong feelings on both sides of the gun rights debate

On the issue of gun rights, people on either side of the debate have strong feelings. Pamela Bosley takes on gun violence because it was an illegal gun that was used to kill her son on an early April evening in 2006. For Colleen Lawson, a close brush with burglars left her feeling vulnerable. But... Read more »

News Roundup: Illinois continues to struggle to educate students who are poor, minority

Out of the 491 Illinois schools that are at least 90 percent poor and 90 percent minority, only one has also managed to get 90 percent of its students to meet state testing standards.   More at chicagoreporter.com Also in the news.. Six of 15 convicted corrupt building and zoning inspectors allegedly used connections to... Read more »