About 15 workers from Berlin Nightclub stood outside the 40-year-old Lakeview venue on March 11. They were a few dozen feet from the Belmont Red Line station, in a gaggle, below a steady downpour of flurrying snow that wouldn’t stick. Because of the weather, the streets and buildings all had a thin, wet film. The […]
Superheroes that look like me
The story of Chicago’s own Black Child Book Fair, a traveling event that promotes literacy for Black kids across the country, starts with Chicagoan and author Darryl Harvey releasing his incipient children’s book in 2010, I Can Do Anything. It features a Black child on the cover and is the first in his Sunflower series, […]
The Gage Park Latinx Council nurtures community and identity
The queer, DACA-led southwest-side group addresses community needs around food, health and public space.
‘She was somebody to us’
I’m no expert, I’ve never been addicted or unhoused, and my grief and rage are not the biggest in this city, but still, six people I know died last year. I think you should know them too.
Howard Brown Health halts its medical forensic exam program
Employees say a program that serves LGBTQI+ survivors of sexual assault is failing staff and patients.
Interview with podcaster Aaron Smith: ‘Get to the root of the person’
Season three of Escaping the Odds, a podcast about entrepreneurship for the formerly incarcerated, dropped Tuesday.
Chicago police pistol-whipped suspect in brutal 2017 arrest
Last year, COPA recommended three of the officers involved be fired. They still haven’t been.
Cook County Judge Raúl Vega is retiring under a cloud of allegations
The former top judge of Cook County’s domestic violence court will retire with a lifetime pension, despite accusations from women in his courtroom that he mistreated them.
State budget impasse linked to 2016 homicide spike
Advocates say sustained funding is vital to violence reduction.
What my hand telephone doesn’t know about Ann
My 91-year-old neighbor on hardtack, comradery, and the possibilities of outer space
Searching for the CTA holiday train
This isn’t the feel-good Christmas story you’re looking for.
Grieta en la pared
¿Quién tiene derecho a hacer arte en un espacio público?
Crack in the wall
Who has the right to make art in a public space?
A bouquet of pharmacy roses
Caught in a systemic cycle of incarceration, addiction, and homelessness, how do you make room for the possibility for hope?