Hundreds of Chicagoans demonstrated downtown after a leaked draft of a SCOTUS draft decision threatened abortion rights.
Live music is back, though it looks different today than when it went away in March 2020. For 16 months we carried on without the collaborative magic of artist and audience. We’ve watched musicians find creative ways to keep gigging and be safe, whether delivering livestreams from their homes or playing on porches. Our favorite […]
Douglas, Union, and Grant Parks have served as valued community centers for Chicago since the mid-1800s. Today, all three parks host thousands of attendees for popular private music festivals—Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Lollapalooza, respectively—taking on a different personality for one weekend each summer before returning to their treasured role as neighborly […]
Sunday’s Pride Parade celebrated 50 years since the Stonewall uprising which sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement and 49 years since Chicago hosted its first Pride Parade on June 27, 1970. It was cut short due to afternoon thunderstorms, but not before photographer Kathleen Hinkel captured a few of the day’s memorable moments. Pride Parade […]
The First and 26th Wards will vote on a nonbinding referendum that asks whether Illinois should lift the ban on rent control—prohibited in the state since 1997.