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Reader co-publisher Karen Hawkins to move to The 19th*

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO — Karen Hawkins, co-publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Reader, is leaving the organization to become story editor with The 19th*, an independent, national nonprofit newsroom reporting on the intersection of gender, politics, and policy. Hawkins started at the Reader in October 2018, when she joined incoming publisher Tracy Baim to […]

Kelley O’Hern: An Interview with Nature’s Grace’s Canna-Mom

How has becoming the owner of one of Illinois’s first cannabis cultivations contributed to your family’s agricultural legacy? My husband’s family has farmed in Fulton and McDonough County for six generations. This in itself is the legacy and something to be proud of. It has been generations of hard work and family effort that made […]

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Panel weighs problems and solutions at Cook County domestic violence court

The Chicago Reader and Injustice Watch hosted a panel discussion Tuesday about the challenges that survivors of domestic violence face navigating the Cook County court system.  The event came on the heels of an investigation that the two journalism organizations published in January that highlighted allegations of misogyny against the former presiding judge of the […]