Take Back Chicago

More than a thousand people gathered Tuesday evening for the “Take Back Chicago” rally and town hall meeting at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum.

Getting by on SNAP

Thad Smith earns minimum wage and relies on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as food stamps, to get by. He receives about $200 per month.

Hope and faith

When Joletta Jordan moved into a private rental on the southwestern edge of Chicago earlier this year, the single mother thought that her luck had finally turned.

Barber Shop Show 133: The good, the bad and the WTF

This week’s show brought together three journalists from three different publications: Gabriel Piemonte of the Hyde Park Herald, Maudlyne Ihejirika of Chicago Sun-Times and Michael Puente of the North West Indiana Bureau Reporter at WBEZ’s sister station. Maudlyne Ihejirika gives us a recap.

Barber Shop Show 132: La Villita

This week featured a Little Village themed episode. Guests included Little Village Community Council member August Sallas, Executive Director of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce Nilda Esparza, Oscar Chacon of the National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities and board member of Latinos Progresando, and Victor Rodriguez of the Chicago Youth Boxing Club.

Healing community

An in-depth look at how Native American practices are building community and helping people heal on Chicago’s South Side through the work of Tomas Ramirez.