By Janel Forte The Chicago Police Department Homan Square facility located at the corner of Fillmore and Homan is alleged to be a ‘secret site’ where police use illegal interrogation tactics and deny detainees basic constitutional rights such as a phone call or an attorney. Allegations that the building is home to a Guantanamo Bay-style black […]
The #FlatsProject’s inaugural business is now up and running. Public Barber opened its doors March 2nd after winning the #FlatsProject small business acceleration project competition. The barber shop offers traditional grooming with an emphasis on customer experience and aims to facilitate community development.
By Janel Forte Imagine having to go further than 2 miles from your home to get fresh produce, and even then it’s not guaranteed that it’ll be affordable. That’s a reality for many people throughout the Chicagoland area. Despite efforts by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cut the number of food deserts, many Chicago neighborhoods still […]
By Janel Forte Record breaking low temperatures and snowfall have caused Chicago Public Schools to cancel class for the three times already this year. For parents who still have to go to work on these inclement weather days, finding last minute child care could be a challenge.
By Janel Forte With a push for modernization within its fleet, the CTA is retiring its oldest model of rail cars – the 2400 series.CTA held a fan-fare studded final ride for the cars, which had been in service for 38 years. The train took its final laps around the Loop and its original routes […]
By Janel Forte Chicago’s Pedway is a series of tunnels, bridges and concourses spanning over 40 blocks downtown. Completely enclosed, it allows pedestrians to avoid inclement weather. During the winter months especially, businesses see a hike in profits.