From our sister publication, Catalyst Chicago: Anthony Martinez was one of thousands of CPS students led away in handcuffs from school by police. He’s hoping to get a fresh start when he begins high school in the fall.
Under fluorescent lights in a sparsely decorated basement classroom on Chicago's Southeast Side, three women begin their day with an affirmation: "I am better every day, in every way." Their teacher, Juhnna Hardin, hopes the words will convince the women, who have been on state assistance for yea
To get asylum, immigrants must prove that they have been persecuted or fear future persecution on the basis of race, nationality, religion, political opinion or a membership in a particular social group, and that they can't be protected in their country.
On Dec. 10, Gov. George Ryan's office announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had awarded Illinois a $21.6 million "high performance" bonus because of the state's successful welfare-to-work efforts. But welfare statistics can be confusing.