By Sydney Boles Medill Reports A new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows that affordable housing is further out of reach for minimum wage workers in Chicago than it was in 2015. Someone working at the Chicago minimum wage would have to work 1.6 full-time jobs to afford a one-bedroom apartment, up […]
By Eunice Wang and Natalya Carrico Medill Reports Jacqueline Van, owner of Fantasy Nails, has been passionate about nail art since she worked at her parents’ nail salon in Michigan. Even while attending college, she had a part-time job at a salon. After she graduated, Jackie realized that she didn’t want to be stuck in […]
By: Hannah Wiley and Joey Mendolia Medill Reports Tina Hammond has brought a splash of color and a message of hope to her Englewood neighborhood. Buying a vacant lot next to her home for $1 through a city program, Hammond and her husband transformed the once bleak empty space into a garden of positivity.