21 Shot, 3 Dead, in One Day from City’s Gun Violence

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Three people are dead and about  21 others are wounded from gun violence on the city’s South and West Side yesterday, with no suspects in custody. Around 9:40 p.m. last night, four gunmen opened fire and shot seven people gathering around a park bench in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, the … Continue reading 21 Shot, 3 Dead, in One Day from City’s Gun Violence

Anti-violence protest shows unity among activists; division within city leaders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szWF_kGa5tM   By: Nana Aduba-Amoah On Saturday, July 7, thousands of people marched on the Dan Ryan Expressway to protest the ongoing violence occurring within the city of Chicago. Families and friends who lost their loved ones to violence, activists, and politicians flooded the inbound lanes of the 79th street expressway that morning, alongside the … Continue reading Anti-violence protest shows unity among activists; division within city leaders

Minimum Wage in Chicago Rises to $12

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Chicago workers might see an increase in their paycheck soon. Effective today, the minimum wage is officially $12 per hour in the city of Chicago. "We used to pay people $8.25 an hour," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a press release from his office. "Starting July 1, it goes up to … Continue reading Minimum Wage in Chicago Rises to $12