Emanuel Calls For Citywide Focus On Disadvantaged Kids In Second Inaugural SpeechAfter taking his second oath of office, the mayor said he and aldermen have a lot of important work to do, but Emanuel shied away from discussing the city’s major financial problems – massive budget deficits and severely underfunded employee pension funds – and focused almost entirely about the plight of disadvantaged youth.
Advocates For Poor Hoping Rauner Will Step Up Fight Against PovertyIn light of a new study showing Illinois lagging in efforts to help fight poverty, advocates were hoping state officials rededicate themselves to the task.
Poverty Rates In Many Chicago Neighborhoods Near 60 PercentSignificant proportions of Chicago, especially on the South and West sides, are living in poverty, according to U.S. Census data.
Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The SameMitt 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.
State Senate OKs Measure Requiring Free Medical Care For PoorIllinois hospitals would be required to provide free care to some poor people under a bill being considered in Springfield.
Haiti Still Suffering, But Advancing, 2 Years After EarthquakeOn 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.
Report: Poor Families Pay High Income Taxes In IllinoisPoor families face higher income taxes in Illinois than in all but a handful of other states, according to a new report.
Activists Protest Federal Budget Cuts To Poverty ProgramsThe 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
Many Chicago Schools Offering DinnerDinner is joining breakfast and lunch on Chicago school menus lately.
Suburbs Take Hit As US Poverty Climbs In DownturnPoverty is moving to the suburbs. Some of the numbers from the Chicago area are shocking.