Tag: Roseland

A vision for rebuilding Roseland: 'You've got to start somewhere' (photos)

Stephen Henry lives less than three blocks from the small, neighborhood church he oversees at the corner of 109th Place and Princeton Avenue. So there aren’t many places where his neighbors can sneak away to do their sinning. What’s surprising is that many don’t even bother to try. Just up the block from the church,... Read more »

A medical district for Roseland?

A medical district for Roseland?
The last several years have hit Roseland, on Chicago’s Far South Side, hard. The neighborhood suffers from high unemployment; it sits in a mini-Census region called a public use micro data area that suffered from a more than 20 percent jobless rate in 2009 and a poverty rate of 24 percent that year. There are... Read more »

Red Line extension would finally reach Chicago's far South Side black communities

Ever been to Altgeld Gardens? It’s a public housing community on Chicago’s far South Side. I’m there every Saturday volunteering with a group of kids. When people ask me where it is, these are my approximate directions: Drive down 94 until you’re absolutely sure you couldn’t be in the city anymore. Then get off the highway... Read more »