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North Lawndale: What Stopped This Neighborhood From Thriving?

North Lawndale: What Stopped This Neighborhood From Thriving?

North Lawndale, located on Chicago’s west side, is home to about 36,000 people of the entire city’s population of approximately 2.8 million. This neighborhood has a very rich and historical past but in the last few decades has taken a turn for the worse.  Crime, poverty, low funded schools, and many other issues currently plague […]

Illinois Becomes Better One Joint at a Time

Illinois Becomes Better One Joint at a Time

Marijuana may soon be free from current recreational restrictions for those ages 21 and over in Illinois. It will be a time for joy for responsible users and a time for concern for some residents who fear the legal consequences. During Governor J.B. Pritzker’s campaign, he boldly expressed favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. Pritzker branded this as a […]

Global Warming Impact on the Midwest

Global Warming Impact on the Midwest

Global warming has been a widely known issue in the world for three-quarters of a century, with it comes extreme winters and severe summers. Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, was a reminder that snowstorms in Chicago are still capable of causing damage. Branches from trees broke off and fell onto power lines, because of the strong […]

Chicago’s Political Structure Encourages Citizen Participation

Chicago’s Political Structure Encourages Citizen Participation

Understanding politics is important. Chicago’s political system is designed to help its citizens. It is structured so the people can take part in the process. People can voice their opinions about what elected officials are doing in their communities. When there is a Chicago City Council vote scheduled community members are encouraged to state their feelings on their […]

Prioritization of Jobs and Educational Welfare in the Eyes of Phalanx

Prioritization of Jobs and Educational Welfare in the Eyes of Phalanx

Phalanx Family Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping remove employment barriers for Chicago residents. The agency began working with low-income black communities in 2003 and continues to do so by consistently seeking funding for those in need of assistance. The organization’s prime objective is finding permanent solutions needed to reverse the decline of Chicago’s […]

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