How are housing cooperatives different from communes, and who are they for?
Author Archives: Grace Del Vecchio
ShotSpotter’s deafening impact
The surveillance technology is still disproportionately listening to Black and Brown communities.
“Free the Reader!”
Staffers picketed Reader co-owner Leonard C. Goodman’s Lakeview home in support of the city’s oldest free alt-weekly.
Brutal and beautiful summer
Three stories from the front lines of the 2020 protests, when the bridges went up and the statues came down
Here’s what you need to know about participatory budgeting
“It sounded like the way I thought democracy was supposed to work.”
Four actual proposals for cutting Chicago’s police budget right now
We likely won’t see the 75 percent cut that organizers have asked for, but there are some proposals on the table.
How do you give Chicagoans a say in the city’s budget?
A Q&A with the designer of the People’s Budget bus tour
How does the city budget work?
A guide to who holds the power and purse strings when it comes to Chicago’s money
Chicago’s budget crisis, explained
Budget season is here but it’s more dogged than usual. How will the city recover from a nearly billion-dollar budget gap?
How many buildings does your landlord own?
A database matches rental properties with owners, whether they like it or not.
‘This is not a war zone’
What happened in Englewood in the three crucial hours after the police shooting of Latrell Allen
Inside the 19-hour occupation of the University of Chicago Police headquarters
“I’m fighting for my future, I’m fighting for my safety, I’m fighting for the people who come after me.”