On Nov. 3, the United States was set to begin removing protections from immigrants under the Temporary Protective Status program — removing deportation protections from nearly 300,000 Haitians and Central Americans. Nearly two thirds of these immigrants are Salvadoran. Here’s what Chicago’s doing about it.Read more
More than a quarter of all reported hate crimes this year targeted Jewish people or institutions, the most of any category. Fourteen incidents through September this year were anti-Jewish, compared to 12 last year.Read more
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.Read more
Former President Barack Obama is bringing his Obama Foundation Presidential Center to sweet home Chicago, with plans to build the center’s library on a 20-acre public space in Jackson Park. But some community activists and long-time residents of the South Side are hesitant to embrace what the foundation has called the opportunity to “give back to the community.”Read more
Global leaders came together this week to welcome Barack Obama back home.
This time around, however, the former United States president did not meet with high functionaries and heads of state. Instead, he and former First Lady Michelle Obama discussed activism and leadership with nearly 500 young community organizers from across the world during the first-ever Obama Foundation Summit.Read more
A bill likely to be heard in the state legislature this week could make it easier for undocumented immigrants who are victims of crimes to obtain a U visa that lets them stay in the U.S. The measure would streamline how local law enforcement agencies statewide fill out paperwork confirming that immigrants cooperated with law enforcement and are hence eligible for the visa.Read more
Panaderia Nuevo Leon has become a staple on the iconic 18th Street since it opened in 1973. Sauceda sells a variety of traditional Mexican baked goods, tortillas and beverages. Most individual pastries cost less than one dollar.Read more