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LOCAL CITY NEWS:

Chicago’s black artists are coming home Femdot performs at Bottom Lounge in Chicago - DAVON CLARK

Despite the black exodus from Chicago, black artists are thriving and tell a story with a common thread: the city provides comfort and inspiration...Read More

Chicago’s Public Housing Residents Work But Don’t See Income Growth

People carry shopping bags down a street at the Altgeld Gardens, a Chicago Housing Authority complex on the South Side of Chicago, in 2008. The nonprofit Urban Institute released a research report on Tuesday that analyzes CHA’s 10-year-old work requirement, which mandates any non-disabled adult between the ages of 18 to 54 must participate.

Public housing residents in Chicago are largely compliant with a requirement that they hold jobs, but a study of the policy shows residents aren’t moving out of poverty or seeing significant increases in their paychecks…Read More

SPORTS NEWS:

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon reveals the book he says is helping him manage millennial playersJoe Maddon, manager of the Chicago Cubs

One in three American workers are millennials. In fact, this group is currently the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, according to data from the Pew Research CenterRead More

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Suburban News:

Students walk out at Homewood-Flossmoor HS after blackface controversy

Hundreds of students walked out of Homewood-Flossmoor High School Tuesday to protest recent social-media posts reportedly showing a few fellow students in blackface. Chanting “We want justice!” and “No place for blackface!” hundreds of students filled Kedzie Avenue. Local police — as well as officers from neighboring Matteson, Park Forest and the Illinois State Police — were on hand, but the protests, which started just after 12 p.m., appeared to be peaceful. Several students — and parents — said the kids who used blackface should be kicked out of school…Read More

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