After 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.
In light of a new study showing Illinois lagging in efforts to help fight poverty, advocates were hoping state officials rededicate themselves to the task.
Significant proportions of Chicago, especially on the South and West sides, are living in poverty, according to U.S. Census data.
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.
Illinois hospitals would be required to provide free care to some poor people under a bill being considered in Springfield.
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.
Poor families face higher income taxes in Illinois than in all but a handful of other states, according to a new report.
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
Dinner is joining breakfast and lunch on Chicago school menus lately.
Poverty is moving to the suburbs. Some of the numbers from the Chicago area are shocking.