Listen to an extended recording of the community forum despite attempts by bad actors to silence a much-needed conversation on Cabrini-Green.
Read a message from President and CEO David Greising on the disturbing incident during our recent community forum.
The messy use of data by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Chief Judge Evans over electronic monitoring is particularly painful in a dispute where lives are at stake.
The odds of solving Chicago’s tragic crime problems are undermined by the fact that the city’s chief public-safety officials simply can’t get along. That has to stop—now.
Even in the face of an anti-democratic movement, there are some signs that the commitment to truly representative government is still at work.
With surging crime rates to close out 2021, Lightfoot hopes to execute a plan to curb the violence by summer 2022; however, the mayor should take her proposal back to the drawing board.
The struggle for dominance in City Council this time is between Blacks and Latinos, not Blacks and whites like in the 1980s.
The mayor should not just shrug off casino bidder Neil Bluhm’s warnings about the effects of stadium sportsbooks. If her administration gets this wrong, the economic and reputational damage could be substantial.
At the heart of the Invest South/West effort is a notion that the destructive powers of crime, disinvestment and other ills can be tackled with government and private resources.
Illinois is a case study in why plenty of good can come with the big bucks from billionaires.