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FOIA fighter

To find out if Rahm covered up the murder of Laquan McDonald, we ask the city to show us what they’ve got.

Bad memories

Ryan Murphy’s Impeachment tells a Bill Clinton story a lot of Democrats would just as soon forget.

The cost of living

Despite a move to make HIV prevention drugs free through insurers, those living with the virus fear high prices and endless red tape.

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George MacKay’s presence and physicality is perhaps one of the most compelling aspects of the film.

City Life

‘Something that makes me feel good in my skin’

“There’s no need to be ashy.” This directive from Chicago-based Hanahana Beauty comes as a perfect reminder as colder months approach and protecting our skin from the city’s bristling wind becomes a high priority. The conscious skincare and wellness brand has come a long way since its founder Abena Boamah-Acheampong began making the brand’s signature…

City Life Continued

The Reader’s 2021 Gift Guide

Here are some goods, places to donate, and more ideas to consider for this Chicago gift giving season. And remember, you can always find items that support the Chicago Reader at our gift shop, store.chicagoreader.com. Adam M. Rhodes, staff writer and co-host of Chicago Queer & Now A donation in any amount to Brave Space…