CHICAGO’S DRESS SHOP ECONOMY

By Harry Huggins March 16, 2016 by Medill News Service Hilda Sanchez sits at her desk with a street view of one of Chicago’s biggest retail corridors. Nearby are three rows of dresses in a rainbow of vibrant colors with skirts that billow out at least two feet from the mannequins that wear them. Sanchez’s… Continue reading CHICAGO’S DRESS SHOP ECONOMY

Little Village Residents Welcome Diversity, Fear Rising Rents

By Harry Huggins January 27, 2016 for Medill News Service Residents of Chicago’s largely Hispanic Little Village neighborhood are excited to greet their increasingly diverse neighbors, but the area’s popularity comes at the expense of long-time tenants who grew up in a community with more affordable housing. Jesus Zamudio was born and raised in Little… Continue reading Little Village Residents Welcome Diversity, Fear Rising Rents