There were two crowds in front of Saints Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ukrainian Village on a frigid afternoon last week. One was the medieval crowd that’s always there, on the church’s iconic mural—a depiction of the baptism of the Ukrainian people. The other consisted of several hundred live and livid Chicagoans reacting […]
How a doughnut-shop parking lot became a confluence of Chicago youth subcultures—and what killed it off
Democrats and Republicans have their own reasons for looking the other way when Putin’s operatives hacked into the Illinois State Board of Elections’ computers.
In the future I’ll think twice before cozying up to a candidate just because he or she smokes weed on camera.
A pot-smoking FBI agent, Benjamin Wolf seemed like a promising congressional candidate. Then I started digging.
The comedian and real estate broker said running against longtime incumbent Mike Quigley seemed futile—until she started talking to voters.
Also, 30 percent of local Michelin-starred restaurants have closed.
Also, a mayoral aide says that CPS needs $596 rather than $129 million to finish 2016-2017 school year.
The Illinois rep and House Intelligence Committee member asks what Trump knew about the Russian hacks and when he knew it.
Local leaders urge transit riders to mobilize against the draconian cuts.
Also, a lot of Illinois elected officials are skipping the Trump inauguration.
Also, Trump’s Twitter rant about Meryl Streep has some local elected officials newly concerned about his temperament.
Also, state senator Kwame Raoul advocates for increasing sentences for repeat gun-crime offenders.
For years Reader columnist Ben Joravsky has been pushing the mayor to do just this.
Men who’ve had sex with men in the past year are still prohibited from giving blood. Researchers and politicians in Illinois say that needs to change.