Four Chicagoans describe what it’s like to seek shelter on the CTA.
What I did care about—what I do care about—is people, especially the ones lit up inside by a singular passion. Weird people, people possessed, people other people might term freaks. The pigeon lady could be a freak, I thought, and feeding pigeons could be the mission of her life.
Thousands have survived one pandemic winter, only to now face another, still waiting for shelters to have spaces for them, to hear their names called for a public housing unit.
For those who live there, the Ewing Annex Hotel is a refuge, an artifact, and a last chance. The man who’s been holding it together for more than 20 years is about to retire.
The Nashville-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Sunny War is known for her clawhammer fingerstyle guitar playing, vivid autobiographical lyrics, and distinctive sound that starts at the crossroads of blues, country, folk, and punk, and only expands from there. She left home as a teenager to busk on Venice Beach and in San Francisco with friends she […]
The city’s response is improving, but still “not adequate.”
Animal shelters have been overwhelmed with adoption applications during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chicagoans without shelter face the tough choice between the streets and shared air.
Gentrifying Uptown may be ready for the return of Helen Shiller’s spirit.
Suzan-Lori Parks’s modern-day Hester Prynne suffers horribly for no discernible purpose.
They may have little name recognition and no campaign funds, but the regular people running for mayor are committed to making the city thrive.
Ben Foster stars in this superb drama by Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone), as a traumatized war vet living off the grid with his 13-year-old daughter.
The city could face further lawsuits after a judge ruled that a homeless tent city in Uptown was not a protected protest.
Also, a homeless couple is suing the city for removing their tents.
Also, after the release of video, Kenneka Jenkins’s family and friends ask the FBI to investigate her death in hotel freezer.