Posted inImmigration

‘No podemos esperar’

Originally published on July 20, 2021 in English “Estoy cansada”, dijo Elizabeth Cervantes desde el podio en una demostración de inmigración frente al Thompson Center en el centro de Chicago el 8 de julio. “Estoy cansada de esperar a tener los mismos derechos básicos que todos los demás. ¿Cuánto más debemos esperar?” El viernes, 16 […]

Posted incoronavirus/COVID-19

La desigualdad en la vacunación aumenta en los suburbios del sur de Chicago

This is post 5 of 6 in the series “Life After COVID?” This bilingual collaboration includes the Institute for Nonprofit News, The Beacon/KCUR 89.3; Bridge Michigan/Side Effects Public Media; Cicero Independiente/South Side Weekly; Detour Detroit/Planet Detroit/Tostada Magazine; Evanston RoundTable/Growing Community Media; Madison365/Wausau Pilot & Review; and MinnPost/Sahan Journal. The project was made possible by a […]

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Vaccine Disparity Grows in Chicago’s South Suburbs

This is post 1 of 6 in the series “Life After COVID?” This bilingual collaboration includes the Institute for Nonprofit News, The Beacon/KCUR 89.3; Bridge Michigan/Side Effects Public Media; Cicero Independiente/South Side Weekly; Detour Detroit/Planet Detroit/Tostada Magazine; Evanston RoundTable/Growing Community Media; Madison365/Wausau Pilot & Review; and MinnPost/Sahan Journal. The project was made possible by a […]

Posted inActivism

A Legacy of Palestinian Solidarity in Chicago

n May, thousands of protesters marched in downtown Chicago, joining cities around the world in decrying the latest Israeli attacks against Palestinians. The attacks began when Israeli security forces stormed Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque on May 7 and fired on worshippers with tear gas and rubber bullets in response to demonstrations against the eviction of Palestinian […]

Posted inHealth

Getting Vaccinated at the City Colleges

hen I arrived at Malcolm X College, the City Colleges of Chicago’s media relations director, Veronica Resa, let me in and a security guard instructed me to fill out the COVID questionnaire. I passed through the security turnstile and explained to different people that I wasn’t there to get the shot, but that I was […]

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Owner of South Side Hospital Slated to Close is Denied Proposal to Open Another Facility

n Tuesday, January 26, a state board voted 3-2 to deny Mercy Hospital’s owner, Trinity Health, permission to open a new outpatient care center on the South Side. That decision, from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, came a month after the board rejected Trinity’s proposal to cut outpatient services at the Bronzeville […]