Bringing Children of Incarcerated to their Parents

November 7th, 2007



If you’re a parent, being separated from your kids is never easy. Maybe they’re off at college? Maybe they had to take a job in another town. Or maybe it’s the parent who had to leave home and do some time.What do you do and whom do you turn to when you are an incarcerated mother with small children? Many offenders who want to maintain contact with their kids don’t have a way to transport their child to and from correctional facilities. Many Illinois prisons are hours away from the big city, and for inner-city caregivers who don’t own cars, taking a child to visit their parents is out of the question. Read the rest of this entry »

Funding Mass Transit

November 7th, 2007


With politicians still quarrelling in Springfield over how to fund mass transit, riders need to prepare for the CTA’s fall doomsday scenario. The spike in fares and elimination of trains and bus routes will leave many commuters with lighter wallets and the city streets jammed with even more air-polluting cars.Mass transit woes, higher gas prices, global warming – all that combined with increased momentum to use green technology and renewable sources of energy should leave Chicagoans considering more practical methods for getting around town. Read the rest of this entry »




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