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“Me Mataron A Mi Bebé…They Killed My Baby”

The Little Village community is again mourning the death of a child due to gun violence. Eight-year-old Melissa Ortega was running errands with her mother, Araceli Leaños, on West 26th street on Saturday when a gunman opened fire. Melissa was struck twice in the head and later died at Stroger Hospital. “Me mataron a mi…

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Chicagoland Study Shows Why We Need a MENA Category in The U.S. Census

We have major problems in this country in how we think about and get appropriate government assistance to Arab Americans. Social workers, translators, housing and transportation experts, health workers, and community-based funding agencies all face three substantial difficulties.  First, the U.S. Census folds Arab Americans into the category “white/Caucasian,” making it nearly impossible to access…

Featured Series : The Warehouse Archipelago

The Warehouse Archipelago pt.1

As many as four million workers labor in clusters of warehouses scattered across the United States. Many are mislabeled as ‘temps’; all are poorly paid, and on-the-job injuries are high. In the article “The Warehouse Archipelago”, John Lippert and Stephen Franklin investigate the current state of staffing in the warehouse industry. Part One of the Chicago Reporter series published every Monday provides insights into the plight of workers suffering from “wage theft, discrimination, and unhealthy and hazardous conditions.”…


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Black and Latinx owners are barely a blip on the cannabis revenue radar

Patrons waiting outside of a south suburban dispensary is becoming a common sight. Black and Latinx owners are barely a blip on the cannabis income radar. Kara Wright followed the rules and  could be considered a winner, since the state awarded her and her applicant team the right to maybe get cannabis dispensary licenses in…

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Health Disparities Exacerbated by the Pandemic Continue to Persist

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Illinois as winter nears and the temperature drops. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports more than 5,000 new cases in Chicago and nearly 30,000 in the state just this week. Experts say the cold weather is making people stay inside where it is easier for the…

Latinos In Need Turn To Paid Clinical Trials

His rent at a modest bedroom in a trailer park was due. Roberto, 43, had just emigrated to Miami from Cuba and lacked a safety net. Then, an immigrant friend recommended that he take part in a paid clinical trial and mentioned she had been making thousands of dollars through constant participation. The trials had…