LGBTQ+ Chicagoans discuss Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s record.
CPS nurses are exhausted
Nurses say conditions remain dire more than a month after a standoff with the mayor.
Pipeline examines the opposite of white privilege
For some kids, the path to prison starts with just one bad day or one microaggression too far.
A Visual Voter’s Guide
Protest images from the last two years will inspire you to get to the polls.
Vic Mensa throws a fund-raiser for his ambitious new charitable foundation
Vic Mensa throws a fund-raiser for his ambitious new charitable foundation, shambolic glam punks the Sueves preview their forthcoming second album, and more.
Police in Chicago Public Schools operate with no special training and little oversight
The Chicago Police Department instructs its officers to treat working in schools like any other beat—but is it?
Angered by homicides, activists leave coffins at Rahm Emanuel’s home
“Behind each of these deaths is a failure,” activists said.
It’s time to shut down for-profit colleges once and for all
Schools like ITT Tech prey on poor students of color, breaking promises and shattering dreams.
New school construction could further city’s segregation and other Chicago news
Also, City Council considers new measures on police reform.
Rahm’s first reelection rally makes for a great story
Mayor Emanuel officially launches his campaign for a second term.
How Rahm became a Democrat again
As his reelection bid looms, Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops his tough talk and becomes a Democrat again.
As TIFs keep collecting tax dollars, schools face more cuts
Mayor Emanuel sits on an estimated $1.7 billion in TIF reserves, but somehow schools face more cuts.
Alderman Robert Fioretti says he’s just listening—but it sure looks like he’s running for mayor
It sure looks like Alderman Fioretti is running for mayor.
An activist’s campaign for public schools and fair taxes lives on
Honoring the late Edna Pardo, whose campaign for public schools and fair taxes lives on
Mayor Emanuel provokes a fight with Chicago school principals
After being pushed around for three years, some principals are pushing back against Mayor Emanuel.