A discovery of high toxin levels in Lake Erie prompted Chicago to re-test the water from Lake Michigan--and results showed that the lake was safe from algae bloom contamination.
After thousands of motorists have been tagged with $100 fines, a group of aldermen are asking for a watchdog to investigate Chicago’s red light camera program. Last Monday, Chicago City Council spoke on the issues of the program and mainly, whether or not there’ll be refunds for motorists wrongly issued.
A new legislation will put African-Americans in charge of minority-focused programs. Sen. Mattie Hunter proposed a bill, SB 121, that will allow African-Americans to be included in the planning process of local community groups.
Last Friday marked the National HIV Testing Day. Greater than AIDS, a coalition leading public information through campaigns and community outreach, teamed up with Walgreens to provide free HIV testing for more than 250 of its stores within the U.S; including 27 store locations in Chicago.
On Wednesday night, the Illinois Humanities Council hosted the “When Soccer & Politics Collide” event in the Pilsen neighborhood. Activist and educator Barbara da Silva was a guest speaker at the event discussing Brazilians' anger towards FIFA and the country's disparities caused by the hosting the tournament.
Two neighborhood groups in Lincoln Park filed a lawsuit to stop the Children's Memorial Hospital redevelopment site. Mid-North Association and Park West Community Association filed last Monday against the $350 million project that will transform the former 6-acre hospital site.
The Trauma Center Coalition are protesting the University of Chicago for a trauma center. Many residents within the community said gun shot victims possibly could of survived if there was an adult trauma center closer to the southside.