Federal Lawsuit Blasts Chicago’s Destruction of Homeless Tent Cities

Originally published November 8, 2017 A new filing yesterday in an ongoing federal lawsuit paints a detailed picture of a dramatic increase in attacks on homeless people following the police evictions of Continue Reading →

Chicago Water Department Armed Security Force Expert at Uptown Tent City 3

Originally published September 25, 2017 By Yehuda Rothschild  Reprinted from www.UptownTentCity.org Homeless people really are scary to the City Ralph Chiczewski, the Asst. Commissioner Safety and Security, City of Chicago, Department Continue Reading →

Uptown Trauma

Originally published September 25, 2017 By Jeremy Nichols Don’t misunderstand this: what happened in Uptown this week was extremely traumatic for an already traumatized people! For years, I’ve known people Continue Reading →

Stop Ald. Cappleman’s Purge of Homeless People!

Originally published September 25, 2017 5:30 PM, Monday, Sept. 25 46th Ward Office 4544 N Broadway Avenue just south of the “Wilson” stop on the Red Line el Despite his Continue Reading →

Surge in Homeless Tent Cities Will Result from Destruction of Housing Serving Poorest Residents

Originally published July 27, 2017 Developer responsible for destroying other SROs prepares to flip more last-resort housing for the city’s poorest CHICAGO – With the recently announced sale and pending Continue Reading →

Open Meetings Act Plaintiffs Respond to City Council’s Proposed “Reforms”

Originally posted June 21, 2017 By Andy Thayer and Rick Garcia Co-plaintiffs, Thayer & Garcia v. Chicago City Council, No. 2016‐CH‐09212   After insisting for months that it already scrupulously followed Illinois’ Open Meetings Act, Continue Reading →

Aldermen Take Action to Stop City’s Appeal of Judge’s Order in Open Meetings Act Lawsuit

Originally posted February 8, 2017 Recently we learned that a proposed Order forcing the City of Chicago’s Law Department to cease its appeal of a judge’s decision in our Open Continue Reading →

Two years since the Chicago Police murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald

Originally posted October 21, 2016 Vigil last night in front of Chicago Police headquarters. “16 Shots and a Cover-up!” Black Lives Matter-Chicago at tonight’s vigil in front of CPD headquarters Continue Reading →

Monday Hearing May Force City Council to Stop Violating Open Meetings Act

Originally posted October 21, 2016 Judge to hear arguments on motion for injunction to force City’s immediate compliance, could make decision at end of hearing   CHICAGO – A Cook Continue Reading →