Kicked out

August 4th, 2008

From inner-city, low-income neighborhoods to wealthy suburbia, it’s hardly news that more and more homeowners from all walks of life are facing foreclosure pressures.Single parents, the elderly, even family pets are falling victim to this national credit crisis. And now, tenants of foreclosed apartment buildings are feeling the crunch. Read the rest of this entry »

Con Con

August 4th, 2008

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Every twenty-years, Illinois residents vote on whether or not a Constitutional Convention should take place to rewrite the state’s constitution.This November, voters will get that opportunity. But why should we re-draft the constitution? Why would we give more power to a governor and legislature who can’t agree on anything?Advocates say a convention is the only way to achieve structural change on issues like school funding and tax reform. The opposition believes a con-con is too expensive and there are other ways to fix our state government.In this episode of Community, Media and You, we’ll hear both sides of the argument from Greg Pierce of United Power for Action and Justice, and Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.

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