Rogers Park Development Fuels Tensions over Gentrification

Construction crews broke ground November 28 on a mixed-use development despite continued efforts by local community groups to obstruct it, or at least negotiate a better deal. The Rogers Park Community Benefits Coalition says the development, called the Concord at Sheridan, will pull traffic away from local businesses, funnel profits out of the neighborhood and displace Rogers Park residents by accelerating the gentrification that is already at work in the area.

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How Each Democratic Candidate for Illinois Governor Would Advance Queer Justice

Support for LGBTQ equality is practically a prerequisite for running on the Democratic ticket in the race to be the next governor of Illinois. So it’s not surprising that at a recent forum the candidates – State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), Madison County Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber, anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman, businessman Chris Kennedy, and venture capitalist J. B. Pritzker – agreed on the basics. But their answers revealed subtle distinctions that LGBTQ voters are sure to notice.

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For a Bright Orange Tent: How one practical survival item caused the rise and fall of Chicago’s Tent City

Residents of Uptown Tent City had two things that made them different from the city’s larger homeless population: They had bright orange tents, and they knew their rights. Those two things became their undoing.

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Massive Chicago gang database under fire: Database is racially skewed, data shows; and violates spirit of sanctuary city, advocates say

Chicago’s notorious police gang database has been highly criticized by advocacy groups who claim that the list doesn’t honor Chicago’s “sanctuary city” status and is demographically skewed.

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