Chicago Mayor

Critics Slam Chicago Mayor’s Push for a New Mandatory Minimum, Plan Protest

Illinois legislators are considering a state law that would increase mandatory minimum sentences for gun-related charges. The state legislature will convene for a special session on Tuesday, December 3, where they will have a chance to vote on the bill. … Continued

Back to School: Demolition and Displacement for Students of Color

  Last week, a small library and community center in a Mexican American neighborhood in Chicago was bulldozed, sparking outrage and attracting national media attention. At first glance, the building - a small, freestanding field house on the grounds of … Continued

Politics

Chicago Immigrant Rights Activist Faces Deportation After Traffic Stop

Rigo Padilla is a 21 year-old college student facing deportation after a traffic stop. Padilla was detained and interviewed by the public defender. After the public defender found out that Padilla was not a US citizen, he walked out of … Continued