Thirteen aldermen have introduced an ordinance to increase oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority as pressure mounts over continuing revelations of the agency’s hoarding of resources and failure to provide housing.
Ventra system parent company has deep ties to national security. Cubic Corporation provides weapons training for the military; offers technology that transmits surveillance data from unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones; and tracks assets all over the world for both private and military clients.
The recent round of big-city elections seem to indicate a shifting political landscape. And, it appears to be heading leftward. These results play out nationally as discontent grows within Chicago’s progressive quarters.
Pensions have become a thorny and contentious issue in Illinois, but that wasn't always the case. At one time, public jobs, and the long-term stability offered by public pensions, were an essential stepping stone for African Americans and, to a lesser extent, Latinos trying to move into the middle class.
Director Rodrigo Reyes' documentary captures the striking beauty of the border while giving viewers an unexpected—and often complex—look into the lives of the people who live there. Reyes described the film as “beautiful images of terrible moments.”