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Chicago Community Bond Fund celebration and more

The Chicago Community Bond Fund, a local group working to end pretrial incarceration and the cash bail system, is hosting its seventh annual end of year celebration. Take stock of the group’s trials and tribulations over the past 365 days while enjoying a panel led by Chicago Black Social Cultural Map, dance performances, a disco-influenced […]

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Chicago indie-rock trio Axons explore an infamous Chicago prison break on I Object to Everything

One of the most remarkable things about Chicago is its complex relationship with crime. The criminal-justice and court system is often so flawed, discriminatory, and unjust that it can seem as harmful as the crimes it seeks to control. For more than a century we’ve also had an entire industry dedicated to sensationalizing and mythologizing […]