Report: Blacks, Latinos At Risk Of Undercount In 2020 CensusUndercounting could diminish power and money in those areas for the next decade. The 2020 census determines the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal spending on schools, transportation and health care, as well which states gain or lose U.S. congressional seats.
Record Number Of Latinos In CongressXochitl Torres Small and Jesús "Chuy" García are two of ten Latinos — nine Democrats and one Republican — who will join the freshman class of the 116th U.S. Congress and bolster the ranks of Latino lawmakers on Capitol Hill to a record high of 42.
Study Shows 'Troubling Trend' In African American, Latino SuburbsAlden Loury, director of research with the Metropolitan Planning Council, says some communities are losing both people and jobs.
Rush University Study To Explore Alzheimer's Disease In LatinosStudies show Latinos may be at higher risk of developing dementia over other ethnicities, but are less likely to get medical help for it.
Commissioner Wants Medical Examiner To Stop Identifying Latinos As Black Or WhiteA Cook County commissioner has asked the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office for a Latino designation when identifying the race of those who die in the county.
Study: Many Young Minority Voters Could Be Turned Away Due To ID LawsA sizable number of young minority voters could find themselves turned away from polling places in November because of new photo ID laws.
Wells Fargo Settles With Atty. Gen. Madigan Over Subprime Lending PracticesIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a $175 million settlement with Wells Fargo on claims that the bank steered African-Americans and Latinos into risky subprime loans.
Hispanic Aldermen Propose City Council Map With Only 25 WardsIn the feud over the Chicago ward remap, a familiar, but oft-dismissed push to cut the City Council in half is resurfacing.
Emanuel: City Council Will Resolve Ward Remap IssueMayor Rahm Emanuel says he thinks aldermen will stay "laser-focused" on reaching agreement on a remap plan to keep taxpayers from financing an expensive court fight.
Mayor Emanuel Stays Out Of Ward Remap ScuffleMayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to stay out of the very contentious talks among aldermen about redrawing the City of Chicago’s ward boundaries.
LGBT Community Center Receives $1.6M Grant For HIV/AIDS OutreachThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given a grant of more than $1.6 million to the Center on Halsted LGBT community center, which will use the funds to expand its services for young African-American and Latino men.
Meeks Backtracks Even More From Remarks On Minorities, WomenThere was another new twist Friday in the flap over state Sen. James Meeks comments about who should and should not get a boost in city contracting.
Meeks Backtracks On Comments About Minority ContractsMayoral Candidate James Meeks was clarifying some comments he made about which groups should and should not be included in minority contracting set-aside programs.
Political Heavyweights May Be Forming Anti-Rahm AllianceLatino and African-American political leaders seem to be forming an alliance to knock Rahm Emanuel out of the race for mayor of Chicago.
Is Gutierrez Mayoral Favorite In Latino Community?Congressman Luis Gutierrez may be the favorite mayoral candidate in the Latino community. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the race is taking on an increasingly ethnic and racial tone.