Thousands of civilians have been tortured, imprisoned, murdered, sexually assaulted, and expelled; their homes occupied and looted by an invading military that has blocked humanitarian aid from reaching those left behind. No, it’s not Ukraine. It’s the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia, which has been under siege since November 2020 when a civil war broke […]
The investigative outlet begins its national expansion in Chicago.
Speak up already! Plus: a gay cross-dresser who really shouldn’t adopt.
Local terrorism cases—from a fake bomb outside Wrigley Field to a car bomb outside a downtown bar—reveal authorities using tactics bordering on entrapment.
Is there an alternative to locking up a Chicago-area teenager who wanted to live under the Islamic State?
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
While Illinois prisons are dangerously overcrowded, the GOP candidate for governor has made money from privatized criminal justice systems.
Expo Chicago’s sophomore year, and a peek at some satellite festivals
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens Thursday 6/3 with “The Oath,” a documentary that contrasts Guantanamo prisoner and former Osama Bin Laden driver Salim Hamdan, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner prosecuted by military tribunal, with his brother-in-law Abu Jandal, now a cab driver in Yemen.