No Service Here

by Kathy Powers

April 30, 2018

Where will we go

To get our food stamps?

Where will we go?

Follow the rules.


Where can we go to?

Where is the person

Who tells us if we live or die?


When did this happen?

We got no notice.

Why did this happen?

We need some answers.


Is there an answer

In our new chaos

That tells us if we’ll live or die?


Where do we go?

How will we get there?

We have no bus fare?

How can we go?


Pushed to the edge of

Chicago’s west side

Six miles across the city


Where does the truth lie?

How can we live?

How will we die?

Tell us why!


Tell us where!

Tell us how!

Tell us why!

Tell us why!

The State of Illinois moves the site of the Department of Human Services office in Uptown from the far northeast side to the far northwest side. This make State human services inaccessible to many beneficiaries.





A quiet vigil for the fate of Dyett School showed community commitment

Dyett Candle HolderI remember the Dyett vigil near Chicago residence. The reverentsilence resounded and the positivity from the hunger strikers greatly moved me.I remember the Dyett vigil near Chicago residence. The reverent silence resounded and the positivity from the hunger strikers greatly moved all.

“Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
let our rejoicing rise,
high as the listening skies, let it resound loud as the rolling sea
sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us,
sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won. ”

Urgent: Low Income Residents Need Real Legislative Help

Chicago aldermen continue to allow greedy developers to buy degraded buildings occupied by low-income residents and evict tenants illegally. The housing court faithfully support the developers. The ongoing affordable housing availability dwindles. The evicted become homeless.

 Affordable housing needs a boost from legislators higher up in the government, like you. This city appears biased against poor residents. Can Illinois pass strong affordable housing and relocation efforts for its residents?

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