The upper echelon of the State agency charged with overseeing Medicaid is peppered with representatives of the for-profit insurance industry State officials are supposed to be policing, a Better Government Association investigation has found.
U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-1st) in January announced that he will not be seeking re-election for a 16th term. Rush will finish out his current term in the U.S. Congress — where he has served continuously since 1993 — and continue working as a preacher, an activist, and a community organizer.
The City of Chicago recently announced it will acquire more than six acres of a vacant lot at the intersection of 18th and Peoria Streets, the largest single parcel of developable vacant land in Pilsen.
Self Inc., a financial technology company, has issued a report showing that 16.4% of Chicago residents live in poverty. The new report from Self looks at poverty rates throughout the United States.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently issued a proclamation to join House America: An All-Hands-on-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis, a federal initiative launched in October in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).
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Longtime Gazette Chicago reporter Gabija Steponenaite now lives in Europe. Al Jazeera on Dec. 24 published her article “The Last Soviet Generation,” about growing up in Lithuania when the Soviet Union collapsed and young Lithuanians had to navigate the evolution from Communism to freedom.
ette Chicago skips publishing in the month of January to give our hard-working staff of reporters, designers, photographers, and advertising sales representatives some well deserved time off during the holiday season.
Chicago Health Text Initiative
We are interested in learning more about our readers so that we can better serve you. We also request your feedback on a new text messaging service in development.
Estamos interesados en aprender más sobre nuestros lectores para poder servirle mejor. También solicitamos su colaboración en un nuevo servicio de mensajería de texto en el desarrollo.
Emergency Rental Assistance
City of Chicago emergency rental assistance is available for people suffering financial hardship due to a crisis such as loss of job, home fire, or illness. The program is intended to allow families to maintain housing during the time it takes to regain stability….