CHICAGO — Vice President Kamala Harris was in town Sunday to celebrate civil rights leader
Rev. Jesse Jackson, who is stepping down as leader of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. Plus, there was a busy City Council meeting this week.
See what Block Club Chicago reporters captured while covering the neighborhoods this week.
Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago Vice President Kamala Harris holds hands with Rev. Jesse Jackson as he was recognized during the 57th Annual Rainbow/PUSH Convention at the Apostolic Church of God in Woodlawn on July 16, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago Supporters listen as Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks during the 57th Annual Rainbow/PUSH Convention at the Apostolic Church of God in Woodlawn on July 16, 2023. Read more: As Rev. Jesse Jackson Steps Down, Vice President Kamala Harris, Other Leaders Celebrate ‘One Of America’s Greatest Patriots’ Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st) claps in support of commenters criticizing Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez (33rd). Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson answers questions during the press conference after a City Council meeting on July 19, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago Saru Jayaraman speaks on the One Fair Wage movement during a City Council meeting on July 19, 2023. Read more: Mayor, Alderpeople Introduce Ordinance To End ‘Subminimum’ Wage For Tipped Workers In Chicago Credit: Noah Glasgow/Block Club Chicago Christian Bird, a rising senior at the University of Chicago, has spearheaded WHPK’s efforts to appeal the funding cut.
WHPK, University Of Chicago Radio Station With Deep Ties To The South Side, In Trouble After Funding Slashed Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago Andrea Kersten, Chief Administrator at COPA, gives an update on the allegations of sexual misconduct against asylum seekers by Chicago Police officers on July 18, 2023. Read more: Police Oversight Agency Says It Can’t Find Migrants Who Were Allegedly Sexually Abused By Cops Credit: Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago Scott Collis of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory speaks during a tour of the new Chicago State “supersite” for climate research on July 18. Credit: Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago Researchers gather outside of the prairie-based instrument station on Chicago State University’s campus before a tour of the new Community Research on Climate and Urban Science “supersite” on campus. Read more: Chicago State Climate Change Lab Aims To Give South Siders The Data Needed To Fight For Environmental Justice Credit: Alex Wroblewski/Block Club Chicago SEIU Healthcare President Greg Kelley speaks outside Loretto Hospital on July 19, 2023. Credit: Alex Wroblewski for Block Club Chicago A protester holds a sign to block the sun at a press conference outside Loretto Hospital. Employees at the hospital said they plan to strike over what they said was staffing shortages and unfair wages. Read more: Loretto Hospital Workers Deliver 10-Day Strike Warning Over Wages, Conditions: ‘Do The Right Thing’ Credit: Jacqueline Cardenas/Block Club Chicago Wilfredo Cintron inside of his ice cream truck parked in front of The StopAlong. Read more: Bucktown Neighbors Rally Around 82-Year-Old Ice Cream Man After He Was Robbed Credit: Noah Glasgow/Block Club Chicago Tyrone Muhammad, an activist arrested earlier this year for attempting to block the arrival of migrants at Woodlawn’s Wadsworth School, opposes the Douglas shelter plan for migrants. Read more: Vacant Near South Health Center Will Become Migrant Shelter This Week — But Neighbors Say They Had Little Notice Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago Roberto Clemente Community Academy gives a tour to open a pilot CPS welcome center for newly arriving families on July 17, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson speaks at a press conference at Roberto Clemente Community Academy. Read more: CPS Opening Welcome Center For Migrant Families At Clemente High School As Hundreds Remain In Police Stations Credit: Crystal Paul/Block Club Chicago Neighbors protest at a Levav Properties-managed building in the Beverly neighborhood July 19, 2023. Levav abruptly sent non-renewal notices to more than 100 residents, many of them older people on fixed incomes. Read more: Beverly Tenants Fight To Stay In Apartments They’ve Called Home For Decades After New Landlord Moves To Boot Them Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago A property leased by the U.S. Marine Corps in North Park. City officials have considered moving asylum seekers there. Read more: North Park Marines Building Could Become Migrant Shelter Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago Chicago Loop Alliance ambassadors Aaron Woolridge and Ronnae Lockette — part of the youth ambassador program — interact with people along State Street in the Loop on July 13, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago Ronnae Lockette, a youth Chicago Loop Alliance ambassador, poses for a photo along State Street in the Loop on July 13, 2023. Read more: South And West Side Youth Are Patrolling The Loop This Summer Under Street Ambassador Program Credit: Madison Savedra/Block Club Chicago Angie Hernandez holding some of her hand-made earrings. Read more: Pilsen Native Opens Craft Store On 18th Street, Featuring Work From More Than A Dozen Local Artists Credit: Ariel Parrella-Aureli/Block Club Chicago Gunnar hangs out in The Brig’s backyard on July 13, 2023 in Jefferson Park. Read more: The Brigadoon, Longtime Jefferson Park Tavern, Reopens As The Brig With Rock-And-Roll Vibe Under New Owners Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago A neighborhood cat on Hadden Avenue in Humboldt Park on July 17, 2023. Watch our “On The Block” TV show on The U, CW26 and MeTV. Listen to “It’s All Good: A Block Club Chicago Podcast”: