Chicago Neighborhoods

Culture

Ongoing Battle with Homeless Teens Reveals Residents’ Lack of Empathy

In 2011, tensions ran high at a town hall meeting in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, as several residents challenged the presence of an LGBTQA-focused youth services center. After a single street brawl in the summer of 2011, and a … 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

Food Justice

Food Co-ops: Good for America

Food co-ops may be able to lead the way to a healthier, greener America, but first they must compete with capitalism and carve out a space in mainstream American consumerism. Location is an important factor as they are essentially all … Continued

Immigration

Chicago’s Hometown Heroes

I was born and raised in the Chicago-area. I grew up going to Cubs games with my dad, and playing catch in the backyard. I spent most of my childhood in a suburb where one enjoyed the best of the … Continued