Poverty

(Credit: New York Times)

Poverty Rates In Many Chicago Neighborhoods Near 60 Percent

Significant proportions of Chicago, especially on the South and West sides, are living in poverty, according to U.S. Census data.

04/22/2014

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Hospital Bed Generic

State Senate OKs Measure Requiring Free Medical Care For Poor

Illinois hospitals would be required to provide free care to some poor people under a bill being considered in Springfield.

05/29/2012

Haiti Quake: One Year Later

Haiti Still Suffering, But Advancing, 2 Years After Earthquake

On this day two years ago, a devastating earthquake shook Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people and leaving more than a million homeless. Here is a look at the advances made since.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2012

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Report: Poor Families Pay High Income Taxes In Illinois

Poor families face higher income taxes in Illinois than in all but a handful of other states, according to a new report.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

U.S. Capitol Dome

Activists Protest Federal Budget Cuts To Poverty Programs

The poor – and those who work to help the poor – held a large noontime rally in the Loop to protest what they say are federal budget cuts that will leave them in the lurc

03/02/2011

School lunch (CBS)

Many Chicago Schools Offering Dinner

Dinner is joining breakfast and lunch on Chicago school menus lately.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2011

Homes (CBS)

Suburbs Take Hit As US Poverty Climbs In Downturn

Poverty is moving to the suburbs. Some of the numbers from the Chicago area are shocking.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2010