As Chicago Recovery Alliance feuds, overdoses spike.
If there wasn’t a serial killer who picked off dozens of victims without detection for decades, then the city was broken in a way that gave off the illusion of one.
Author, organizer, and educator Mariame Kaba shows that collective action can be powerful only with community, and provides the next generation of changemakers with critical lessons on abolition and organizing in her new book.
A guide to your rights as a Chicago renter during a pandemic
For nearly 20 years, the United States was on the verge of adjusting the census and eliminating the Black undercount.
Cook County let eviction court go unrecorded for six months.
She fell behind on rent. Then her landlord sued. Then the Chicago Housing Authority threatened to terminate her voucher.
Current and former students, staff, and faculty at the top-ranked art school describe microaggressions, discrimination, and a failed anti-racism campaign.
Three generations of unapologetic Latina activists continue the Lozano family legacy.
COVID-19 hospitalizations at Illinois corrections department leave incarcerated peoples’ loved ones with questions
On the violence, sadness, and hope of 2020
From voter outreach to working for their communities, undocumented immigrants across the Chicago area don’t let their immigration status get in the way of participating politically.
In the last decade the Chicago Park District has removed 12 of 16 basketball courts from neighborhoods that have doubled and tripled in value, further marginalizing communities facing displacement.
Amid a pandemic and spike in anti-Asian attacks, being an election judge in 2020 was about supporting democracy and taking a stance against racism.
Current and former employees of Pangea describe racism, segregation, and a “toxic” workplace.