WATCH: Pilsen site acquisition offers opportunity for affordable housing

Pilsen mural

By Jane Vaughan Medill Reports Although affordable housing and gentrification have recently been issues in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the acquisition of a six-acre lot there presents an opportunity to help address those needs. Chicago plans to purchase the lot in order to build nearly 300 affordable apartments. Community leaders look forward to conversations that will […]

LISTEN: Pregnancy complicates public, private life during pandemic

Amanda Hawkins with her children

By Jane Vaughan Medill Reports During a recent Zoom interview, Madi Louis was breastfeeding her 5-month-old, Wiley, in a moment that demonstrates how the boundaries between public and private life shifted during the pandemic, especially regarding pregnancy.  Louis said it was harder to tell people her big news since she wasn’t coincidentally running into them […]