Advocates praise Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new measures meant to help low-income communities survive the crisis, but say much more is needed in a variety of areas.
Every Democratic presidential candidate plans to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, but they differ in how to get there.
Most new grocery stores were built in areas with plentiful access in recent years, and those added to high-need areas were not enough to mitigate the effects of longstanding disinvestment and segregation, according to a new study.
In a booming economy failing to provide enough living wage jobs, the city can more than afford to try Ald. Ameya Pawar’s proposal to relieve poverty.
The “model minority” stereotype masks the diversity of experiences and racial inequities faced by the city’s Asian Americans, as detailed in a new report.
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Black and Latinx communities in Chicago are more likely to be food insecure than predominantly white communities and this follows a national trend. According to USDA Food Security and Nutrition Assistance data, food insecurity rates are highest among single mothers, households with income below the poverty line, and Black and Latinx households. Across racial households […]
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Stark disparities in the impact of the crisis emerge as the state marks one month of staying at home and officials are pressed to do more to protect the most vulnerable, including essential workers and the incarcerated.