Coffee & Incubation: How Chicago’s Little Village plans to fight youth displacement and gentrification

By Justin Horowitz Medill Reports Authentic Mexican restaurants, clothing stores and bodegas line Chicago’s historic 26th Street in the Little Village neighborhood. Beautifully colored murals brighten buildings, and flags of Mexican independence hang from storefront windows. Street vendors and patrons chat on the busy sidewalks that make up one of the most profitable commercial corridors […]

KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation Honors MLK with 11th Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend

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By Briana Garrett Medill Reports The Hyde Park temple KAM Isaiah Israel has hosted the MLK Food Justice and Sustainability weekend to honor the achievements of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., for the last 11 years. The event focuses on environmental and food security issues and brings together environmentalists, food experts, scientists and activists. […]