I came on staff at the Reader in the summer of 2016 to cover housing and the courts. Before that I freelanced! My first serious piece of journalism—”Saving Lathrop”—was published in the Reader in 2014. Since then I’ve gotten to profile a quirky judge, an influential lawyer, a controversial social-justice movement, and a complex bureaucracy as well as dig into some archives to uncover forgotten public housing history. Before taking a full-time gig with Chicago’s illustrious free weekly I wrote for area competitors that shall remain unnamed, as well as Broadly, Truthout, The Progressive, In These Times, Jacobin, and Slate.
by Maya Dukmasova | Feb 2, 2017
Bertrand Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes opened as a model community in 1966. It still is today.
by Maya Dukmasova | Oct 5, 2016
by Maya Dukmasova | Jun 6, 2018
State legislature targets usury “to get to the heart of systemic racism”
By Maya Dukmasova | Feb 17, 2021
Moving away from harsh lighting reduces anxiety and improves coziness.
By Maya Dukmasova | Jan 19, 2021
Cook County let eviction court go unrecorded for six months.
By Maya Dukmasova | Jan 14, 2021
On the violence, sadness, and hope of 2020
By Maya Dukmasova | Dec 21, 2020
Current and former employees of Pangea describe racism, segregation, and a "toxic" workplace.
By Maya Dukmasova | Dec 2, 2020
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