Articles By Pascal Sabino
How Did These Students Get The City To Change The Name Of Douglass Park? They Built Collective Power And Didn’t Back Down
Students made history by pushing city officials to rename Douglas Park. They shared the lessons they learned with Block Club Chicago — and gave advice to other young organizers.
Lawndale is one of the neighborhoods that is supposed to be prioritized under the INVEST South/West initiative. Now the fund has reopened, and West Side leaders are encouraging applicants to try again.
North Austin Community Center, Set To Open Next Year, Will Connect West Side Youth To Mentoring, Sports And More
The project is modeled after the Pullman Community Center. Pullman saw significant decreases in crime, increases in home values and a boost to local business after the center opened.
West Side Community Stage At Historic Church Will Give Neighbors A Platform To Tell Their Own Stories
The stage being built at Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church will host plays, spoken word poetry and gardening workshops.
For Generations, The South And West Sides Have Been Shut Out Of Housing Near Public Transit. A New Plan Aims To Change That
"We want to make sure that these transit-oriented projects are led by the community and owned by the community and do not displace people when they get built," one community leader said.
The ruling follows a previous court order that required the sheriff to improve conditions inside the jail.
Residents and city inspectors say the smells coming from MAT Asphalt are so powerful, they start feeling sick within minutes of exposure.
The signs were removed just a day after the Park District Board voted to remove the name of Stephen Douglas from the park.
The board will rename the park after a 45-day public comment period.