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Illinois State Representative honored for passing law which allows nuns to visit detained immigrants

State Representative Daniel J. Burke (D-Chicago) was honored for passing legislation in Springfield allowing nuns and other members of religious communities to visit county prisons statewide to counsel the undocumented. The Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI), an advocacy group founded by two Mercy nuns, bestowed the Political Courage Award on State Representative Burke at […]

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Outreach worker gets ready to inform residents about their health care options

America Campos recently joined the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council as the new Outreach Coordinator for the Affordable Care Act commonly referred to as Obamacare. As the outreach coordinator, her mission is to raise awareness among the thousands of community residents eligible for the Marketplace and explain to them the steps needed for enrollment. […]