In the midterm, communities voiced overwhelming support for public mental health centers and crisis responses that don’t involve police.
The public comment period closed November 1, but some Chicagoans are still asking whether south and west side residents actually helped shape the plan.
Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot signed an Executive Order designating that City of Chicago departments allocate at least 50 percent of their annual advertising spending to community media outlets. More than 153 languages are spoken in households citywide, in addition to other diversity factors.
Harsh penalties for gun crimes don’t make communities safer.
The push to solve poverty through government-backed cash grants is nearly 100 years old.
As the years roll by, mayors and aldermen come and go but the great Tax Increment Financing scam stays forever. Oh, TIFs, TIFs, TIFs. Haven’t written about them in awhile. […]
It was a mixed-message week on the homefront. Mayor Lightfoot rolled out the red carpet for NASCAR the day before she arm-twisted the alderpeople into cracking down on speeders to […]
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.
LGBTQ+ Chicagoans discuss Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s record.
Ankle-monitor alerts garner phone calls and visits from sheriffs officers—but more than 80 percent are bogus, according to a University of Chicago analysis.
Instead, we need to address the root cause of violence: inequality.
So there I am at my kitchen table, drinking my morning coffee and reading the latest column in the New York Times by Tom Friedman, who I disagree with more […]
Nearly half of Chicago police employees applied for exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Chicago’s dearth of accessible signals is “a huge pain in the ass,” says legally blind artist and musician Andy Slater.
In the spring of 2020, as memes of Mayor Lori Lightfoot advising ballplayers to ditch basketball courts and stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic made rounds on the Internet, videos […]