CHICAGO ARCHITECTS DESIGN TINY SOLUTION TO YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

By Harry Huggins March 16, 2016 for Medill News Service Three Chicago-based architects won a competition to design a minuscule solution to a large problem, youth homelessness. The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced Thursday that Terry Howell, Marty Sandberg and Lon Stousland won the first ever Tiny Homes Competition. A prototype… Continue reading CHICAGO ARCHITECTS DESIGN TINY SOLUTION TO YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

OUTSIDE TRUMP RALLY, PROTESTERS SHOUT DOWN HATE

By Harry Huggins March 12, 2016 for Medill News Service Thousands of protesters gathered outside GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion Friday afternoon and evening. As fellow protesters inside disrupted the event and eventually contributed to its postponement, the outside protesters chanted insults about Trump and his… Continue reading OUTSIDE TRUMP RALLY, PROTESTERS SHOUT DOWN HATE

CHICAGO’S HOMELESS DISCOURAGED FROM VOTING IN PRIMARIES

By Harry Huggins March 9, 2016 for Medill News Service While Chicagoans line up next Tuesday to vote in the presidential primaries, those who suffer from policy and market failures will be on the streets and in shelters. In 2013, former Governor Pat Quinn signed the Illinois Bill of Rights for the Homeless, which includes… Continue reading CHICAGO’S HOMELESS DISCOURAGED FROM VOTING IN PRIMARIES

AUDIO: ACTIVISTS SUPPORT LOGAN SQUARE RESIDENT AGAINST PREDATORY DEVELOPER

By Harry Huggins March 1, 2016 for Medill News Service Rosalinda Hernandez has lived in the Logan Square area for more than 20 years. But the tide of development–and one particularly predatory developer–threatens to push her out of the community she loves. Hernandez feels safe in Logan Square. She likes that she can come home… Continue reading AUDIO: ACTIVISTS SUPPORT LOGAN SQUARE RESIDENT AGAINST PREDATORY DEVELOPER

AUDIO: CHICAGO LEGAL CENTER PILOTS JOB TRAINING, HOUSING PROGRAM

By Harry Huggins February 24, 2016 for Medill News Service Fredrick Dennis, Darrin Brown and Cecil Palmer are three young men renovating their own apartment on Chicago’s West Side. They’re part of the MAC House, a new program from the Lawndale Christian Legal Center that combines transitional housing with job training. The guys in the… Continue reading AUDIO: CHICAGO LEGAL CENTER PILOTS JOB TRAINING, HOUSING PROGRAM

AUDIO: LOGAN SQUARE PROTESTERS FEAR GENTRIFICATION

By Harry Huggins February 17, 2016 for Medill News Service On a freezing cold Thursday morning, a dozen protesters gathered outside a Blue Line station in Logan Square. They handed out flyers to the commuters sidling by them, and they chanted. “We are many! We are tough! Ten percent is not enough!” They marched in… Continue reading AUDIO: LOGAN SQUARE PROTESTERS FEAR GENTRIFICATION