VIDEO: Rauner budget cuts threaten many with homelessness

by Adriana Cargill Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts for supportive housing and other homelessness prevention services will impact more than 12,500 of Illinois’s most vulnerable households, according to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Housing Action Illinois. Supportive services, like those offered by Mercy Housing in Chicago, provide safety nets like mental and substance […]

Constellation Brands boasts strong earnings, propelled by beer business

by Adriana Cargill Constellation Brands Inc. exceeded analysts’ expectations for its fourth quarter and projected strong gains in sales and earnings, driven by booming import beer sales in the U.S. But the stock, which has enjoyed a strong run in recent months, barely budged. In the quarter that ended February 28, the Victor, N.Y.,-based leading […]

Garcia makes last minute push to get voters out

by Adriana Cargill With two hours left to go, voters this afternoon reported empty polling stations and low turnout in Chicago’s first runoff mayoral election. Turnout could prove critical to the outcome of this election, especially for the grass-roots campaign of Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, who has cast himself as a man who […]

VIDEO: New park ranger, residents look to future of historic Pullman

By Adriana Cargill The Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side has always been a place where worlds and ideas collide. Some of America’s most important disputes between factory owners and factory workers, African Americans and white Americans, and preservationists and city planners have taken place here. Following Pullman’s designation as a national monument by President […]

VIDEO: First large-scale green roof in Chicago

By Adriana Cargill Chicago’s first permitted large-scale commercial green roof farm is set to open in the West Loop this summer. The two Chicago companies behind the project will begin planting in mid to late April.  They hope this will be the start of something big. According to City of Chicago Data from 2010, there […]

VIDEO: Obama to designate Pullman as first national monument in Chicago

By Adriana Cargill President Obama will arrive this Thursday in the Pullman Historic District to officially designate the neighborhood as the first national monument in Chicago. Pullman will join the ranks of the Statue of Liberty  in telling the nation’s story. Related Stories President to dedicate Pullman Park as Chicago’s first national monument George Pullman […]

VIDEO: Early voting for municipal elections remains popular

By Adriana Cargill With election day for Chicago’s new mayor quickly approaching on February 24, early voting has already begun. The last mayoral election counted 73,000 early votes. At the end of the first week of early voting 21,000 ballots have been cast so far. The city started its early voting program in 2006. In […]