The media feeding frenzy over Mayor Lightfoot’s hacked e-mail is what happens when City Hall tries to control every aspect of what reporters see and hear.
With two aldermen indicted on just one day, Chicago proves it’s second to none when it comes to corruption.
When I was seven I broke into a house with some older kids one summer. This was in Russia in the 90s, as the society around us was collapsing. The fall of the Soviet Union and the descent of the country into sudden, unregulated capitalism yielded the rapid development of inequality. Seemingly overnight a place […]
Online book launch party Wednesday, January 20, 6 PM – 7:30 PM CST
The Reader brought home some AAN Awards.
One era ends and another begins for our beloved First Tuesdays.
Presidential forum watch party event live from Sidetrack
The Reader received two Association of Alternative Newsmedia nominations for best feature story and one for the Block Beat.
The vast majority of Chicago voters sit out another mayoral election.
The Ben Joravsky Show returns, streaming live Tuesday through Friday on the websites of the Reader and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Jessica Disu didn’t always consider herself a police abolitionist, but an appearance on Fox News in 2016 made her the face of the movement. In a Reader article that same year she said, “our police is not working—we need to replace it with something new.”
This 1988 Reader feature recounts how divorce attorney Michael H. Minton established a new legal precedent benefitting those without deep pockets.
Media critic Mike Miner wrestles with the prevalence of sponsored content in this year’s People Issue.