Amid the doom and gloom of MAGA’s resurgence in the race for governor in Virginia, a little good news from Illinois . . . The Democrats stuck it to those dastardly Republicans in the congressional remapping. Though you wouldn’t know that to hear centrist Dems wracked with guilt over the possible demise of Congressman Adam […]
Census data shows the biggest population increases in the Loop and along the lakefront. What does this mean for the rest of our neighborhoods?
For nearly 20 years, the United States was on the verge of adjusting the census and eliminating the Black undercount.
Latinx immigrants in three south side neighborhoods—Back of the Yards, Pilsen, and South Chicago—share their fears and hopes as the 2020 census count comes to an end.
As time runs out, some of the neighborhoods in Chicago with the lowest census response rates are those with high numbers of Latinx immigrants.
How the census impacts arts funding
Don’t let those who wish to disempower you scare you. Be counted.
As some hunker down at home and others man the front lines of coronavirus transmission, the census goes on.
Amid fears about immigration policies, electoral canvassing pressures, and a turn to digital, how “hard-to-count” South Asians are filling out the census.
Local groups say it’s essential for people to participate even if they don’t see a racial/ethnic category on the form that fits them.
Also, the Independent Police Review Authority brings in outside lawyers to review past police shootings, and more.
In a segregated city, growing poverty is easy to ignore
We’ve read a lot lately about Chicago’s shifting demographics. The 2010 census illustrated how Chicago is a shrinking city. The suburbs are growing, changing our economy. Public housing that once defined parts of the Chicago is gone. Yet for all the alterations Chicago has undergone, it remains a case of the more things change, the […]
What if instead of gerrymandering wards we moved to a grid system?
Racial segregation remains Chicago’s most fundamental problem. Why isn’t it an issue in the mayor’s race?