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When the vapes go out in The City

Jun 25, 2019

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Sylvester Monroe

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Sylvester Monroe is a freelance editor at Marketplace and a long-time journalist. His writing career began at Newsweek in the 1970s, and was followed by reporting and editing positions at Time magazine, Ebony, the San Jose Mercury News and Atlanta Journal – Constitution.

Latest Stories from Sylvester (4)

Is there a link between housing policy and violence?

by Sylvester Monroe Feb 12, 2013
Experts say public housing policy is just one factor in the violence that troubles Chicago's poor neighborhoods.

Betting wrong on gentrification in Chicago

by Sylvester Monroe Feb 12, 2013
During the bubble, many snapped up properties in neighborhoods they thought were going to become more affluent. But instead of moving up, Chicago's Englewood neighborhood has been spiraling down.
Guns and dollars

The economic costs of violence in Chicago

by Sylvester Monroe Feb 11, 2013
Over 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. And the soaring murder rate has real economic consequences for the city.

Economic mobility in Chicago's projects

by Sylvester Monroe Aug 17, 2012
Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.