People in prison perform essential work, but the 13th Amendment prevents them from being treated with dignity.
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Paul Vallas rubs shoulders with the far right
The mayoral candidate spoke at a fundraiser for a group that has promoted transphobic rhetoric.
When crime goes viral
Activists say Illinois’s law that makes it illegal to expose others to HIV is racist and homophobic. Now they’re close to changing it.
Banned Books Week gets entertaining
City Lit Theater’s Books on the Chopping Block pop-up and other local events draw attention to the year’s most challenged works.
The ACLU wants the mayor and the City Council to amend the ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance for immigrants, and other Chicago news
Also, Governor Bruce Rauner gets a new chief of staff from a high-profile conservative group following the tense budget battle.
Report: ‘The credibility of the entire property tax system is in doubt’ in Cook County, and other Chicago news
Also, the ACLU slams Emanuel’s new police reform monitor plan.
Trump, Sessions, Chicago FOP president Dean Angelo will meet to discuss gun violence, and other news
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy lifted the campaign contribution limit by donating more than $250,000 to his own campaign.
City ethics board warns aldermen to not accept free tickets to White Sox home opener, and other Chicago news
Also, the ACLU criticizes former U.S. attorney Zachary Fardon’s open letter on Chicago violence.
Does the midwest still need Illinois to be its abortion oasis?
Hundreds of women flock to Illinois annually to get abortions not available in their home states. The recent Supreme Court decision could change that.
Proposed law would classify attacks on police as “hate crimes,” and other Chicago news
Plus, drug maker Pfizer agrees to truth in opioid advertising.
A play about abortion that’s Remarkably Normal
The 1 in 3 Campaign brings its Vagina Monologues-style piece to Chicago.
Up in Here offers a dated, superficial glimpse at juvenile detention in Cook County
A former Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center attendant chronicles the troubled Audy Home.
The fight to preserve a model public housing project
Lathrop Homes has long been one of CHA’s most diverse and successful properties. But today it’s a shell of its former self.
Queer art now, for better and worse
“Strange Bedfellows,” a traveling collection of collaborative work, surveys a subversive genre: queer art.
Did Edward Snowden tell us anything we didn’t already know?
Cynicism and the national defense