Izzy Stroobandt

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@medillschool '21 @lmujour ‘20 • i like storytelling and equity 🏳️‍🌈 • @CHIdocumenters • she,her • words @thedailylinechi @blockclubchi @borderless_mag
DEC 06, 2021
More than 3 million Illinoisans live in an area without easy access to groceries, according to a recent report. [nicottito via Unsplash]

A decade-long fight against statewide hunger has not helped reduce the number of food deserts across Illinois, according to a recent report. In fact, the state saw an uptick in food deserts between 2015 and 2019. 

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Illinois food deserts have expanded since 2015, IDPH study shows

More than 3 million Illinoisans live in an area without easy access to groceries, according to a ...
NOV 03, 2021
Cook County Health psychiatry department chair Joyce Miller [left] and Comm. Dennis Deer (D-2) during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Health & Hospitals Committee on Tuesday.

Cook County commissioners faced grim statistics on the county’s mental health crisis on Tuesday, as several department heads stressed surging demands for services and fears of potential burnout among city staff. 

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Need for mental health services skyrocketing across Cook County departments, health officials say

Cook County Health psychiatry department chair Joyce Miller [left] and Comm. Dennis Deer (D-2) du...
OCT 07, 2021
The Chicago Human Relations Commission investigates claims of discrimination, including housing discrimination. [Facebook]

Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations is an immensely important and often undervalued resource that needs sustained funding — possibly more than is allocated under Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2022 spending plan — to continue its grassroots mediation and fight against ignorance and racism, aldermen told the commission’s chair during a budget hearing Wednesday.

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Human relations commission chair shares plans for racial reckoning as aldermen as press for budget expansion

The Chicago Human Relations Commission investigates claims of discrimination, including housing d...
OCT 07, 2021
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities has been working with the Chicago Department of Transportation to make the city's pending e-scooter system more accommodating to disabled Chicagoans, the head of the office told aldermen Wednesday. [Hannah Alani/Block Club Chicago]

The ​​Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities should work tightly with other city agencies to ensure accessibility is baked into new infrastructure, housing and other processes across Chicago, aldermen told the head of the office during a budget hearing Wednesday.

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Disability office chief outlines plans to build accessibility into infrastructure, hiring

The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities has been working with the Chicago Department of T...

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@medillschool '21 @lmujour ‘20 • i like storytelling and equity 🏳️‍🌈 • @CHIdocumenters • she,her • words @thedailylinechi @blockclubchi @borderless_mag