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Week in Review

Week in Review
Census stats, homelessness and budget options were among the leading topics at The Chicago Reporter’s Muckraker blog this week. We continue to report about the increase in the number of poor people in the city. Eleven years ago, during its decennial count, the U.S. Census Bureau counted 556,791 individuals who fell below federal poverty thresholds... Read more »

Week in Review: more change and challenges at CHA

Week in Review: more change and challenges at CHA
Lots of news about the Chicago Housing Authority hit The Chicago Reporter’s Muckrakers blog this week. Much is at stake for the city’s public housing system as it deals with a spate of controversies and challenges, and embarks on yet another round of staff changes. On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Charles Woodyard will... Read more »

Week in Review: A poorer America

Week in Review: A poorer America
More and more Americans are living on less income, don’t have access to health insurance and are slipping in poverty. That was the story of the week on The Chicago Reporter’s Muckraker’s blog, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s snapshot of the economic state of households across the country. The numbers, simply put, aren’t pretty. As we noted... Read more »
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Week in Review: "Interrupters," Welfare Reform at 15, expungement resources

Week in Review: "Interrupters," Welfare Reform at 15, expungement resources
We wanted to start our recap of work produced by The Chicago Reporter over the last week by referring readers over to The Barbershop Shop at Vocalo.org. On today’s show, Reporter staff spoke with members of the violence-fighting team featured in the new documentary “The Interrupters” about the root causes of violence in Chicago and... Read more »

The Week in Review: Many problems, many protests

These may be the dog days of August, but there’s no quiet in Chicago. Over the past week, protests have mushroomed across the city. On Monday, youth organizers took the to street to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Damian Turner’s death and demand, yet again, that the University of Chicago Medical Center build an adult... Read more »

The week in review: wealth gaps, budget cuts, food disparities

Our first link in today’s Muckraker’s week in review will take you to an audio stream. Each Friday, staffers from The Chicago Reporter take to vocalo.org at 89.5 FM to discuss our work and complex issues that relate to race and poverty in Chicago on The Barber Shop Show. Today’s program included a powerful group... Read more »
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