On July 4, 2023, the hottest day on earth, residents of Highland Park gathered in front of their city hall to remember the victims of the massacre that took place there a year earlier. There was music, a moment of silence, and Mayor Nancy Rotering spoke of the damage done by a single gun in […]
In communities reeling from gun violence, Black women caregivers do work that is often underpaid, undervalued, and hidden from public view.
Harsh penalties for gun crimes don’t make communities safer.
After Mayor Lori Lightfoot expanded the citywide curfew in response to a shooting, teenagers spoke about Chicago’s gun violence crisis and their relationship to the city.
Nothing was said about it on the July 4 television interviews I saw, but among the security experts interviewed during coverage of the Highland Park parade shooting, one face and name had resonance. Crisis management expert and former FBI agent Phil Andrew survived another mass shooting in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs, more than three decades […]
Gun-violence advocate Kina Collins takes another run at Danny Davis.
Instead, we need to address the root cause of violence: inequality.
Advocates say sustained funding is vital to violence reduction.
Chicago rapper Herbert Wright III, better known as G Herbo, has become the kind of public figure whose smallest social media movement is fodder for the content mill. When Herb’s girlfriend, Taina Williams, recently blocked him on Instagram, the nonevent inspired blog posts at Complex, HotNewHipHop, and Bossip. Thankfully, whatever strains and pressures come with […]
This year may end the unstoppable homage to dead white men and narratives that neglect how architecture has victimized communities of color.
He doesn’t offer solutions, but he’s an empathetic witness to the damage done by violence.
On the ground at the August 2 protest that shut down Lake Shore Drive on its way to Wrigley Field.
Was the police shooting of Harith Augustus justified? Is Blue Lives Matter for white cops only? Three black Chicago-area officers talk about what things look like from where they stand.
Students across the city plan to leave class and gather in Grant Park Friday to protest gun violence.
Carli Blanco shot herself to death at 14, highlighting the growing teen suicide risk.