With two aldermen indicted on just one day, Chicago proves it’s second to none when it comes to corruption.
In 1963, a Black politician named Ben Lewis was shot to death in Chicago. Clues suggest the murder was a professional hit. Decades later, it remains no accident authorities never solved the crime.
The scariest thing about our city is how our political system works.
Aaron Sorkin rewrites Chicago history to help beat Trump.
Police unions were born of resistance to discipline for brutality. Do they belong in the labor movement?
Centrist Dems are using the 1972 election to scare voters away from Bernie.
Lookingglass produces the first in J. Nicole Brooks’s planned quartet of Chicago plays.
Richard Barnett fought the machine and taught a rookie reporter about Chicago politics.
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.
And a new exhibit at Gerber/Hart Library and Archives provides the visual aids.
A look at the best, worst, and most memorable moments from the Reader‘s first year in business.
Among their demands: black and Latino teachers and administrators, ethnic studies classes and clubs, and bilingual education
“We’re not from Humboldt Park or Lincoln Park, we’re Puerto Ricans.”
The son of Richard J. and brother of Richard M. thinks it’s his turn.
Archived letters to former Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley bring up familiar concerns about unrest, policing, political divisions, and “propaganda.”