Immigrants seeking a U visa are being blocked by two sergeants who were previously involved in controversial shootings and on the verge of being fired, raising questions about CPD’s commitment to the U visa program.
If you teach a girl to pickle
Food has been the thread, through hope and grief.
Hit the Road
Being the son of the great Iranian dissident filmmaker Jafar Panahi and the protege of the late master director Abbas Kiarostami can’t help but cast a shadow, but if this digressive and slyly weighty debut is any indication, Panah Panahi will have no trouble making his own voice heard. A family of four drives through […]
Are neon signs really enough?
There’s a young person smiling, posing—hand on their hip—in front of a lit-up sign that reads: “EMPOWER WOMEN.” It intermittently flashes to include ED, making it “EMPOWERED.” The photo is snapped, the couple walks on. I’ve just entered Andrea Bowers’s retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Since the 90s, Bowers has been making […]
A DIY music space transforms into a home for asylum seekers
At Casa Al-Fatiha in Logan Square, two local musicians built a sanctuary for LGBTQ asylum seekers.
For undocumented immigrants, the work doesn’t stop at the election
From voter outreach to working for their communities, undocumented immigrants across the Chicago area don’t let their immigration status get in the way of participating politically.
Chinese-speaking poll workers reflect on historic election
Amid a pandemic and spike in anti-Asian attacks, being an election judge in 2020 was about supporting democracy and taking a stance against racism.
Mutual aid networks help keep us warm
Upcoming events and distractions from our listings coordinator
The voices of the uncounted and undercounted immigrants on the census
Latinx immigrants in three south side neighborhoods—Back of the Yards, Pilsen, and South Chicago—share their fears and hopes as the 2020 census count comes to an end.
Outbreak in the heart of the RV industry
In Elkhart County, Indiana, Latinos disproportionately accounted for half of the positive cases early in the pandemic.
Left out of federal benefits, undocumented immigrants are running out of options
As debate rages in Washington, undocumented immigrants fear that federal relief may never come. Southwest Side community organizers see a need for systemic change.
Living in exile
After her husband was deported, Katrina Jabbi moved her family to Gambia to be with him. Then the pandemic happened.
‘Please stay at home’
From a studio inside his closet, one refugee is using YouTube to broadcast information about coronavirus.
Coronavirus leaves immigrants trapped in a byzantine court system
Many are without lawyers and more frightened and confused than ever.
Seen but not counted
Amid fears about immigration policies, electoral canvassing pressures, and a turn to digital, how “hard-to-count” South Asians are filling out the census.