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Grassroots Illinois Action endorses 23 aldermanic candidates, including six on the Southwest Side

Grassroots Illinois Action, a political action group backed by community and labor activists, endorsed Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor and 23 aldermanic candidates, including six on the Southwest Side. “This is an incredibly important election,” said GIA executive director Amisha Patel. “After years of having resources stripped away from our neighborhoods, we have a chance […]

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Local community groups outraged by recent arrests of ACA outreach workers

Community leaders held a press conference on Sunday, March 30 asking the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to drop the charges against two local Affordable Care Act (ACA) outreach workers. According to a press statement from the Grassroots Collaborative, a group that has been informing residents about the Affordable Care Act, Felipe Hernandez and Kevin Tapia […]

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Community Groups Set the Tone on TIF Reform

“Egregious misuse of public money must end,” said Amisha Patel, Executive Director of the Grassroots Collaborative on Thursday July 28 at the Task Force on TIF Reform forum. “Of the 2.45 billion in TIF dollars spent from 2004 through 2008, the Loop, Near North Side, Near South Side, and Near West Side communities received $1.56 […]