A whopping 17 Democrats and four Republicans are vying to replace Bobby Rush, who is retiring.
Chicago singer-songwriter RJ Griffith has released a cover of his uncle’s old R&B band the Fabulous Turks.
Hip-hop activist Jamie “J. Milla” Sevier dies at 47, and Well Yells drops a new darkwave album that trafficks in the sonics of isolation.
Lou Della Evans-Reid spent nearly 40 years as minister of music for Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, but even at age 89 this gospel trailblazer isn’t done spreading the good news.
Rapper and activist Ric Wilson grew up attending Fellowship Missionary Baptist, a south-side congregation that helped nurture the civil rights movement.
Harold Washington Library celebrates the Reverend Clay Evans with a free gospel concert, the Hideout’s dance-centric new Midnight Resonance series books Bergsonist, and more.
Henry Gibson’s bongo and conga wizardry made generations of stars sound better, but he never found fame as the main attraction.
After months of requests and an order from the state, Mayor Emanuel’s police department finally coughs up a few details about its undercover police spy investigations of ordinary citizens.
A new film project tries to capture the life of physician and activist Quentin Young.
We check out Robb Packer’s archive tracking all of the city’s current and former synagogues
The Mayor didn’t have to go after the aldermen who’d crossed him. His constituents have become sophisticated enough to do it themselves.