On June 6, the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council — a body made up of city transportation officials, regular cyclists, community activists and representatives of cycling-related community organizations throughout the city — met on the 11th floor of City Hall to discuss some of the major biking-related issues on the West Side.
While maternal mortality rates decline across other developed nations, the maternal mortality rate in the United States continues to rise — despite outpacing all other countries on health care spending per person.
The Housing Authority of Cook County has opened a waiting list for project-based voucher units designed to provide affordable housing to disabled residents, Housing Authority officials recently announced.
In January, Austin Weekly News interviewed Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle— one of the last mayoral interviews this paper conducted in collaboration with City Bureau, the South Side-based journalism lab.
An Austin group that has helped young mothers for more than 35 years is one of 15 finalists for The Renewal Awards, a $20,000 grant from The Atlantic magazine and Allstate that will be awarded to five organizations to celebrate innovative nonprofits across the nation.
A bill to raise Illinois' minimum wage passed the state Senate on partisan lines on Feb. 7 after Gov. J.B. Pritzker made a personal appeal to Democratic lawmakers at a private caucus prior to the vote.