Once a city boasting more than 3.6 million residents during its manufacturing and agricultural heyday in the 1950s, Chicago’s population dwindled to around 2.7 million in 2015, according to U.S. Census data released earlier this year.
The factors behind the flight out of Chicago are numerous. This edition of Medill Newsmakers explores many of them, while also discussing possible remedies to reverse Chicago’s population decline.
People are traveling like never before. In 2015 alone almost 1.2 billion people traveled around the world, an increasing of 44% compared to the year before. In this edition of Medill Newsmakers we try to understand what traveling means and why it’s so important to so many people. We also have tips and suggestions on how to travel safely around the world today.
Cricket has seen tremendous growth in Chicago in the last decade. In this episode of Medill Newsmakers, we will talk about the growth of cricket in Chicago. We talked to the general manager of American Cricket Conference, one of the biggest conferences in America. We also talked to players, presidents of leagues on the the culture, awareness and growth of cricket in the city.
When Dr. Joshua Renken opened his Springfield clinic in 2003 after getting his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, he didn’t foresee waiting for months to be paid $500,000 owed him by the state of Illinois for seeing its employees, suffering from a cash crunch, and borrowing from a commercial bank against his business assets, all while owing more than $100,000 in student debt.
The 10-month state budget impasse turns out to be a double whammy for thousands of Illinois dentists. They treat state employees at a discount without being paid, including the very politicians failing to pass a budget to pay their dentists. Furthermore, were dentists to renege on the contracts regarding state employees, retirees and dependents, they would risk losing a large swath of other patients in insurance plans offered by the same company.
Swamped with swelling unpaid medical claims and interest penalties despite shrinking funds to provide health care for its employees, the state of Illinois owes 9,000 dentists $150 million, or $16,667 per doctor on average, according to Dave Marsh, government relations director of the Illinois State Dental Society.
One in two black men, one in four Latino men and one in 11 white men who are gay or bisexual have a risk of contracting HIV in their lifetimes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released these latest statistics recently.
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago helped host an event called PrEP4Love at West Point Baptist Church in Chicago in conjunction with Women’s History Month and National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Kierra Gray brought three women from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago into the studio to discuss HIV and safer sex practices.
Artists and performers collaborated with local organizations in Chicago to promote safer sex practices at an event called PrEP4Love.
In this episode of Medill Newsmakers, we invited three guests to help us understand the black youth in Chicago.
Three topics were discussed during the show: how community violence impacts the black youth in Chicago, who the young activists are, and what the political scientist thinks about the protests led by the young activists in Chicago.
PHOTO AT TOP: Antonio Dyson talks about his experience as a young activist in Chicago. (By Jasmine Cen/ Medill)
African Americans own 1.9 million businesses in the United States, an increase of nearly 61 percent from 2002, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, American Express 2015 State of Women-Owned Business Report, Wells Fargo and Gallup’s Small Business and Diverse Segments Lending Study.
In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, black male entrepreneurs from Chicago, Austin and San Francisco discussed how they started their business, how race plays a role in their business and the future of black entrepreneurs.
Photo at top:Haydee Clotter with local Chicago entrepreneurs, John Thomas and Jimmy Prude.(Haydee Clotter/MEDILL)
The numbers of people killed by police each year are disproportionally Black and Latino. Eight people were killed by Chicago police officers in 2015 and seven of them were African American.
The pain, anger and fear felt every time there is a new name involved with police shootings incite anti-police terror demonstrators to continue fighting for justice. They walk around downtown Chicago chanting at police officers: “CPD, KKK how many kids have you killed today.”