A South Side entrepreneur believes one of the best ways to positively impact the black community is to offer social wellness services at an affordable cost. As part of our coverage of Black History Month, LeeAnn Trotter takes us to the Haji Healing Salon.
‘I feel cheated’: For some South Side Chicago residents, losing 2 Target stores isn’t just an economic blow
With the recent closing of two Target stores and a Marshall’s on Chicago’s South Side, bricks and mortar have been replaced with worry and disappointment.
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In December 2016, Moe Pacheco paid $35,000 to buy a two-bedroom bungalow at 420 North Trumbull Avenue, a few blocks from the Garfield Park Conservatory. He set out to renovate the home and resell it.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush is skeptical of Target’s claims of declining profits; he has asked the company to provide details and work with residents.
A decision by Target to close two Chicago stores in predominantly African-American neighborhoods has sparked outrage, with community leaders and a congressman fighting back.
An Illinois Congressman is calling on Target to delay the closures of two stores on the South Side. Representative Bobby Rush says the company is abandoning the area by moving to shut down locations in Chatham and Morgan Park. The closures are set for February, shortly after the holiday shopping season.
This update of the Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) Cook County House Price Index highlights changing prices for single-family homes through the second quarter of 2018 in 16 City of Chicago submarkets and 17 submarkets primarily in suburban Cook County. A detailed discussion of the Index is below. To view a full page interactive graph with a map and data for all submarkets go here. Underlying price index data can be found here.
Since 2010, the number of children in Chicago declined by 40,000. Chicago ranks near the top of cities in the nation for child population declines, right behind Cleveland and Detroit. As our research shows, the losses are coming exclusively from low- and moderate-cost neighborhoods. Higher-cost Chicago neighborhoods, in contrast, saw the number of children increase. The trends are visualized by age group and market type in Figures 1 and 2 below as well as by community area in the map at the bottom of this page.
It’s no wonder that Chicago’s population decline has been the subject of quite a few recent news stories. Since 2013, Chicago has been alone among the top US cities to record annual population declines – and the slight increase in population since 2010 is still the weakest growth recorded among peer cities by a mile. Population changes are important for a number of reasons including the distribution of federal dollars, school enrollment, and the health of labor markets.
This monthly e-newsletter from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Community Development and Policy Studies division will keep you up to date on the latest community development research, publications, and events.
Residents across the Chicago area are honoring and remembering fallen service members during Memorial Day.
If you think you’ve been seeing a lot more bright young people living in Chicago lately, you have. Between 2010 and 2016, the city of Chicago gained more households in a key c…
Developers are putting up fancy new apartment towers in Streeterville and River North, but many apartment investors these days are making more money in places like South Shore and Woodlawn.
A temporary art installation, We Honor You, was recently on display in Brown Memorial Park to honor 200 first responders who live or serve in the Greater Chatham community. We Honor You was a collaborative effort between the Greater Chatham Initiative (GCI), the Greater Chatham Alliance, and the Brown Memorial…
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Forrest Claypool and Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. recently held a press conference and broke ground on a new regulation artificial turf football, soccer field and a baseball…
St. Sabina Parish and community groups teamed up Tuesday to offer free box dinners for parishioners and others in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
Former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit Saturday evening in Chicago during an event aimed at helping young people make an impact in their communities.
Chicago is an affordable city. I know that sounds antithetical to what we’re accustomed to hearing. I’ll let you read this sentence again. Give it a moment to sink in. Yes, Chicago is affordable.
Jahmal Cole is on a mission to change the conversation about the South Side of Chicago. He runs an organization called My Block My Hood My City that is focused on introducing teenagers from the South Side to the many other cultural elements the city has to offer. “Their whole worldview is shaped by the infrastructure of…
The first permanent tiny homes in Chicago could be built in Auburn Gresham as part of an effort by Catholic Charities to get homeless veterans off the street. Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Charities unveiled plans during a hearing Tuesday at City Hall designed to explore whether the hot home design trend could…
Milik Clay has been meeting with clients and designing and building signs for block clubs in Englewood and Chatham. The 15-year-old is a part of a six-week summer program at 301 E. Garfield Blvd. taught by instructors from the University of Chicago. Milik and his class have been commissioned by block club presidents to design and…