From a studio inside his closet, one refugee is using YouTube to broadcast information about coronavirus.
Masked activists take on social services titan Heartland Alliance over facilities for migrant children.
Hundreds of children are being detained in shelters run by Heartland Human Care Services, which says it has made changes since allegations that children were neglected and mistreated.
Deadbeat front woman Jessica Risker releases the sweet, hazy I See You Among the Stars, her most confident and consistent album yet.
Some suggestions for donating your time, money, and energy.
There are few places in the country like Boystown’s new Town Hall Apartments, which serves one of the city’s most overlooked and vulnerable populations.
The Heartland Alliance turns a once notorious building from drab to fab.
President Obama and Mayor Emanuel offer Chicago as a model for America. Is it?
When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, most blacks here were living in poor, segregated neighborhoods. They still are.
In a segregated city, growing poverty is easy to ignore
If you head a few blocks in any direction out your front door, there’s a good chance you’ll come upon at least one corroding and neglected bike—replete with bent rims, rusted chain, and slashed seat—not worth the trouble of rescuing. That weathered-to-shit 35-year-old Schwinn Varsity that’s probably been puked on during its lengthy stay outside […]
Reporting from the FamilyFarmed Expo
At the Chicago Food Policy Summit’s panel on community food security, a moving story about two community gardens run by Bhutanese refugees.
Chicago restaurants are lining up to raise funds for relief in Haiti from January 18-24.