As Illinois prisons accelerated releases during the pandemic, many were forced into crowded, unmonitored residential reentry centers across Cook County.
One McDonald’s chain in Chicago received half a million dollars in forgivable federal loans. Then came complaints of COVID-19 safety failures and a deadly outbreak.
Three stories from the front lines of the 2020 protests, when the bridges went up and the statues came down
The narrative that young and previously healthy Americans are the “new” pandemic patients is an erasure of Latino victims.
Cops say masked teens with a thirst for violence and joyrides are terrorizing the city. An examination of arrests reveals a narrative built on shoddy data and anecdotal evidence.
Reflections on a year in lockdown
With threats of termination, Mayor Lightfoot and Janice Jackson welcome teachers back to the classroom.
Don’t be fooled that their motives are moral.
Essential workers have kept our economy going; now we want to hear what they need to keep going.
On the violence, sadness, and hope of 2020
I think we can all agree the next year has got to be better.
Members of the Chicago Police Enforcers football team have been involved in more than 200 incidents where they’ve injured civilians through use of force.
Teachers, parents, and students have to decide if CPS can keep COVID-19 out of the classroom.
Here’s how to make it happen.
Three Vietnamese American chefs do it their way and offer a boost to their friends.