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In Chicago And Iowa, Contrasting Tales Of Building A Clean Energy Economy

In Chicago And Iowa, Contrasting Tales Of Building A Clean Energy Economy
Above Photo: By Michelle Kanaar As former industrial communities seek to rebuild their economies around clean energy, two cities in the Midwest provide examples with starkly different outcomes. Chicago’s Southeast Side and Newton, Iowa both used to house thriving industries, keeping residents with a solid toe in the middle class through well-paid and steady factory work. In Chicago it was steel, while Newton boomed under the all-encompassing ... Read more

Chicagoans Say ‘Yes In My Backyard’ To Affordable Housing

Chicagoans Say ‘Yes In My Backyard’ To Affordable Housing
Above Photo: Members of NAHJP joined allies from the Catholic Worker and Su Casa for a “housewarming party” in May. (Twitter/@affordableJP) Andrea Mitchell knows a dog whistle when she hears one. In the ongoing struggle against housing segregation, they come in the form of chants of “No Section 8.” The fear of a voucher holder’s “miscreant cousin, nephew, brother, son” doing damage in the community. Calls for the children of low-income ... Read more