Chicago area public libraries offer staff social workers to link patrons to resources

By Kimberly Jin Medill Reports Out in the bitter cold air, Daniel Palmer waves his crumpled cardboard sign — “homeless anything helps” — at people and cars passing by. Every day the 34-year-old stands here, at the intersection of South LaSalle Street and West Congress Parkway, patiently panhandling for hours. This is his “spot,” he […]

Young women’s march draws hundreds amid furious snowstorm

By Kimberly Jin Medill Reports Amid fierce wind and heavy snowfall, hundreds gathered on Federal Plaza in Chicago on Saturday to support women’s rights and young local activists committed to human rights, social justice and health care. Jazmine-Marie Cruz, a freshman at Roosevelt University, organized the rally after learning that Women’s March Chicago won’t be […]