Mayor Emanuel doesn’t have to fight City Council proposals he doesn’t like—he just buries them.
Urban farming and better care of vacant lots could reduce crime and improve life in poorer areas
Now it’s predominantly black, but 63rd Street Beach wasn’t always open to African-Americans
Richard M. Daley had a certain quality that Rahm Emanuel lacks, James Warren noted in Sunday’s New York Times—a quality that gave the outgoing mayor an advantage over the incoming one. “As the church-going child brought up in a Bridgeport bungalow, he had an organic tie to the city’s neighborhoods and their ways of life,” […]
The U. of C. wants to park bulldozers on a Woodlawn community garden, and it won’t take “let’s talk about this” for an answer.
The former garage at 6100 S. Blackstone was already home to a community of artists, artisans, and activists when Dan Peterman took over the title in 1996. The Resource Center–which had owned the ramshackle brick building before Peterman–pioneered recycling programs and neighborhood projects in Woodlawn beginning in the early 70s. “Recycling as a business sustained […]
Giving federal money directly to gang members for job training? A 1967 project was so crazy it almost worked.
That’s probably an overstatement. But Mary Bordelon isn’t taking any chances.