“You never know what you can make with this stuff, and I’m always trying to get creative with the park.” – Todd Agosto
Representatives of several South Side-based agricultural organizations agreed that one of the most important, and least often discussed, facets of sustainability is workers’ right to a fair wage.
Clytemnestra stands in the small foyer, laughing maniacally as she scrawls on walls that were once a pure white : Iphigenia. IPHIGENIA. IPHIGENIA.
“If we can inject food, quality food, into the area, then we’ll be able to feed people quality food, encourage people to come back [to Bronzeville], and bring jobs into the area as well.”
Pushcarts have been community staples for decades
“The basic question is, how did our cities get this way?”
The business-to-business loan market has been likened to that of payday loans; with misleading rates, APRs nearing 100 percent, and hidden fees, these unregulated lenders pose a serious threat to small business owners in Chicago and across the country.
“That corner we leave unpainted so that every day we remember our beginnings.”
Perhaps street vendors just make better tamales than restaurants do.
Over the last sixteen years, Pilsen’s Working Bikes cooperative has redistributed more than 50,000 bikes across the world. A decade and a half ago, those bikes flowed from a two-car garage on Claremont Avenue; today they’re refurbished in a two-story warehouse on Western Avenue. If lined up end to end, those 50,000 bikes would make a continuous line from the shop on Western up to the avenue’s north end, down all the way south, and back to Working Bikes’s front door—nearly fifty-five miles of bikes. Continue reading