Category: Chicago News

  • Chicago Newcomers Assistance Network

    Chicago Newcomers Assistance Network

    Supporting Asylum Seekers at District 1 Police Station (South Loop) See the website for an overview of how to help: Join this Facebook group to follow more closely: Make a tax deductible donation via our fiscal sponsor Life Quilt Foundation Purchase high-priority items off this Amazon Wish List (set up to be delivered directly to volunteers, not to…

  • YMCA Plans Downtown Center Inside New Apartment Building

    YMCA Plans Downtown Center Inside New Apartment Building

    The YMCA near Pritzker Park would anchor a new mixed-income building proposed for the corner of Van Buren Street and Plymouth Court. Developers still need to secure financing for the project. Melody Mercado  Sep 26, 2023   DOWNTOWN — A 14,000-square-foot YMCA will debut Downtown inside a mixed-income apartment complex potentially breaking ground in 2025.…

  • What is Plurality Voting?

    What is Plurality Voting?

    At an event sponsored by Indivisible Chicago, Andrew Silva spoke representing Fair Vote Illinois at Grace Place on October 17, 2023. He talked about plurality Voting.  People complain when a third party splits the vote like the Green Party for the Democrats or the Libertarian Party for the Republicans.  Ranked Choice Voting helps to avoid…

  • ‘The Janes’ Wins Best Documentary at the 44th Annual Documentary Emmy Awards

    ‘The Janes’ Wins Best Documentary at the 44th Annual Documentary Emmy Awards

    Editor’s note:   Patricia Novick, a resident of Dearborn Park, is a Jane.  The Janes were a group of women at the University of Chicago who counseled other woman toward a path to  a safe abortion when it was illegal 50 years ago, prior to Roe vs Wade.  The second night of the annual News and…

  • In That Number , Tortoise Books, Chicago

    Regan Burke is in Beth Finke’s Memoir Writing Class where I met her and heard many of her stories that are included in this book. In That Number is a memoir, a tortious travelogue, a confessional of sins, a remarkable example of the resilience of the human spirit.  If she had led a normal life,…

  • South Loop Update

    From South Loop Neighbors, a roundup of what’s planned or under construction in the South Loop, much like the presentation given at South Loop Neighbor’s annual meeting each year, is now available and kept updated in a new section of our ebite: SouthLoopUpdate. Check it out