Kari Lydersen

Kari Lydersen is a staff writer out of _The Washington Post_ midwest bureau and also freelances for publications including _The Chicago Reporter_ and _The Progressive_. She is the author of three books, including “Revolt on Goose Island” (Melville House Press) released in June 2009. She also teaches Community News at Columbia College and teaches youth journalism in a non-profit program. http://www.karilydersen.com.

ARTICLES IN SHELTERFORCE since jan 08

  • Emerging from Chicago’s Shadow

    Towns long in Chicago’s shadow have sought creative ways
    to collaborate for federal funding, while building off existing
    partnerships as part of a long-term approach to neighborhood,
    and regional, stabilization.

  • Fighting Foreclosure On All Fronts

    While national coverage has subsided, a handful of immigrant families in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood are still fighting to stay in their foreclosed apartment building, and their story is simply part of a larger struggle in the country’s third-largest city.

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