Right before the stay-at-home order hit Chicago in March of 2020, Lookingglass Theatre opened Her Honor Jane Byrne, written and directed by ensemble member J. Nicole Brooks. I called that production “a rich, riotous, and soul-searching world premiere,” and mourned its truncated run. Well, you can’t keep a good show down. After winning the prestigious […]
Ten years after the last Cabrini-Green high-rise came down, former residents look back at the community that shaped them.
Lookingglass produces the first in J. Nicole Brooks’s planned quartet of Chicago plays.
Incumbent alderman faces two challengers and a new hashtag.
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The CHA provides Section 8 vouchers to tens of thousands of low-income households. Is the agency trying to keep them from realizing their collective power?