Elected officials: Suburbs must provide housing for people at all income levels to accommodate a multi-generational and multi-economic reality.
If you are a typical homeowner and feel left behind by federal mortgage reforms, you are not alone. Newly proposed bills in Congress can help you and correct the housing market at the same time.
Governor Quinn, please follow through on the spirit of the state's Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act and meet the human need for housing and community.
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While the northern suburbs are increasingly diverse (up from 10% persons of color in 1980 to over 26% in 2010), the Black population in most suburbs is under 1%. Segregation is alive and well.
Every suburb or neigborhood has places where people feel comfortable and unselfconscious. These are the places where community flourishes. What's your favorite "social seam" in the northern suburbs?
In 2007, 8th graders, learning of Dr. King's speech at a 1965 Winnetka housing rally, successfully advocated for a plaque on the Village Green. When education meets activism the experience transforms.
Growing up in a diverse community prepares children for a complex world. We need the political will to invest in our north suburban childrens’ future by endorsing strategies that promote integration.
Each of us is animated by core values. Single-issue thinking is counterintuitive and in the long run, risks marginalizing concerns of global import.
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