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Sergio Salinas
January 14, 2014 | Blog

The recent progressive turn in many American cities was far from inevitable, but shows no sign of slowing. Continue reading

October 24, 2013

Historian Peter Dreier explains why Goehl is a part of a new wave of grassroots activists changing America. Continue reading

Chicago Aerial After_crop
October 10, 2013 | Blog

An artist and blogger re-envisions the skylines of major cities to reveal the gap between the wealthy and the poor. Continue reading

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October 4, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The Chicago Workers Collaborative works to fight racial discrimination and to improve wages and working conditions for temp laborers in the city. Continue reading

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September 2, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Low-wage, temporary employment is becoming the new normal in America, particularly for immigrant and minority workers. Producer Karla Murthy visits a temp agency in Chicago. Continue reading

Rev. Jesse Jackson was among the crowd protesting in Chicago yesterday at the American Legislative Exchange Council conference. (Twitter / @RevJJackson)
August 9, 2013 | Blog

The Nation’s John Nichols writes that the American Legislative Exchange Council celebrates its 40th anniversary this week with more attention than it may have wanted. Continue reading

August 2, 2013 | Blog

The foreclosure crisis hit African Americans particularly hard with disastrous consequences for many communities, writes Laura Gottesdiener. Continue reading

Harper High School; Courtesy of Harper High School website
March 29, 2013 | Blog
Last year, 29 current and recent students of Chicago's Harper High School were shot. Eight of them died. What's it like to live amidst persistent gun violence?
Sudhir Venkatesh
January 30, 2013 | Group Think
Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh says the self-policing citizens carry out unconsciously in lively, well-trafficked public spaces is one of the cheapest and best ways to fight violent crime.
January 30, 2013 | Group Think

the mapping of conflicts and gangs can help police target their resources, as opposed to engaging in a blunderbuss strategy such as stop and frisk, which tends to alienate the mostly minority residents of neighborhoods that most need positive relationships with their law enforcement agents. MORE

Alex Kotlowitz
January 30, 2013 | Group Think
Author Alex Kotlowitz says we need to widen the window of opportunity for the urban poor.
January 16, 2013 | Group Think

In this Group Think, experts suggest factors that both contribute to and curb gun violence in America’s inner cities. MORE

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January 4, 2013

From Portland to Philadelphia, city mayors are addressing climate change on their own turfs. Continue reading

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois delegates cheer as Senate candidate from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. September 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
September 6, 2012 | Blog

What will be the impact of Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former chief of staff, joining forces with a pro-Obama super PAC? Continue reading

June 26, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

Nuns on the Bus visits Mercy Housing in Chicago, and meets Shiesha Smith, one of its success stories, Continue reading

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