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Shelters, such as You Can Make It Family Shelter in the Englewood neighborhood, have been taking steps to help the city’s large homeless population since the start of Chicago’s five-year housing plan in 2014 

Large-scale homeless shelter coming to Humboldt Park

September 19, 2016

New housing for homeless youth and families is coming to Humboldt Park, according to a Sept. 9 announcement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sol Flores, executive director of the organization heading the project, La ...

Task force prescribes more paid sick days

Working Families Task Force Recommendation graphic

By metro editor

April 11, 2016

The city of Chicago’s Working Families Task Force released its recommendations April 4 for more paid sick leave, paid family and medical leave and considerations of measures that will increase schedule ...

Riot Fest founder fights alderman for place in Humboldt Park

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

As the summer's music festivals approach, music lovers are busy trying to secure their spots at Pitchfork and Lollapalooza.Some are even turning to overpriced online ticket sellers in a last-ditch effort to join their pals to see some of the season’s biggest acts.But not everyone is excited about the upcoming festivities. As reported in the article on Page 38, Alderman Roberto Maldonado (26th Ward) is trying to push one of th...

Teachers want CPS to “Let Them Teach”

March 17, 2014

Angry parents, teachers and Chicago Teacher's Union members gathered March 10 outside the Teacher's Academy of Math and Science, 501 W. 35th St., to boycott the Illinois Standard Achievement Test and ...

Caravan for Peace marches through Chicago

By Dannis Valera

September 10, 2012

The Caravan for Peace marched through Chicago’s Little Village earlier this week calling for changes in policy and strategy concerning the war on drugs.The caravan first started Aug. 11, after crossing the Otay Border into San Diego. In total, the caravan will travel through 26 cities and will eventually end up in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.Mexican poet Javier Sicilia started the caravan because of the loss of his son, J...

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