The report found that 20% of customers with delinquent water bills owe more in debt than a year’s worth of water bills.
Race, Class & Communities
The Race, Class & Communities Desk seeks to provide enterprise reporting on broad themes and trends related to race and income in the Chicago metropolitan area and to provide beat coverage of topical issues including housing, immigration, work/opportunity and demographics.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would. have turned 93 on Jan. 15. He was just 39 when he was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.
And Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said “our economy has never worked fairly for Black Americans — or really for any American of color.“
Here are the top things to know about Chicago’s new domestic workers ordinance.
Property owners can now request that their local county recorder remove illegal restrictive covenants from their home records.
A new Chicago law says employers must provide house cleaners, nannies and caregivers written contracts stipulating wage and work schedules.
People are still leaving their jobs at record high numbers, but they’re not leaving the workforce.
Since the variant arrived in December, the city has seen the state’s fastest growth in COVID-19 cases, particularly among Black residents and young adults.
Two state counties are challenging legislation that would require them to end federal agreements used to detain immigrants in local jails.
In her new book, journalist and author Celeste Headlee teaches us how to have effective conversations about race and racism.