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Despite Eviction Moratorium, Chicagoans Fear Housing Loss

Three residents share stories of loss, displacement, resilience and hope during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The Voices Of The Uncounted And Undercounted Immigrants On The Census

Latino immigrants in three South Side neighborhoods — Back of the Yards, Pilsen and South Chicago — share their fears and hopes as the 2020 Census count comes to an end.

Back of the Yards

Left Out of Federal Benefits, Undocumented Immigrants Are Running Out of Options

As debate rages in Washington, undocumented immigrants fear that federal relief may never come. Southwest Side community organizers see a need for systemic change.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Bureau’s Open Gov Report Card Gives A Big-Picture Look At Transparency In Chicago — And It’s Not Pretty

Nearly 150 of Chicago's public agencies averaged a D-minus on transparency and accessibility, according to a new City Bureau report.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Has Your Alderman Been Indicted? New Website Highlights The History Of Corruption In City Hall — And Hopes You’ll Hold New Leaders Accountable

City Bureau's new website,, includes information on the aldermen for all 50 of the city’s wards.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Pregnant Women Can Now Text Reporters For Free To Get Tips, Ask Questions And Share Stories

The free text service, called The Cord, is part of a project where reporters are looking into maternal health in Chicago.


This Group Wants To Help West Side Residents Live Longer By Investing Thousands In Their Small Businesses

West Side United has raised $10.5 million to fund projects, including business loans, to dramatically shorten the 16-year gap in life expectancy between residents in Garfield Park and the Loop.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale