“There is a system in place that keeps people homeless and poor and it's so much bigger than any particular organization.”
by Justin Agrelo | Jul 31, 2020
A map of Illinois coronavirus deaths
by Jacqueline Stevens | Jul 30, 2020
Roosevelt Myles spent 28 years in prison, only to be released into a world in lockdown. He's happier than he’s been in a long time.
by Mari Cohen | Jul 30, 2020
A City Council vote on Charles Green’s lawsuit settlement was postponed.
by Maya Dukmasova | Jul 21, 2020
For generations, my family has owned a piece of untold Black history in Boley, Oklahoma. This year, I finally got to see it.
by Evan F. Moore | Jul 16, 2020
After her husband was deported, Katrina Jabbi moved her family to Gambia to be with him. Then the pandemic happened.
by Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven | Jul 15, 2020
Essays on the hopes and horrors of returning to “normal”
by Rachel Hawley | Jul 8, 2020
As a second wave of infection looms, the count is more important than ever.
by Kiran Misra | Jul 2, 2020
Raptivist Bella Bahhs elucidates the importance—and the failures of—the census for formerly incarcerated women.
by Emeline Posner | Jul 1, 2020
An analysis of 2,172 detainments raises questions about CPD claims of equitable policing practices.
by Kiran Misra | Jun 30, 2020
A widow tried to save her late husband’s life during his stay at 26th and Cal. Instead she witnessed the explosive spread of COVID-19 inside.
by Sarah Conway | Jun 30, 2020
Lori Lightfoot has hampered the process of installing a police oversight council, activists say, despite making it a major part of her public safety platform during her mayoral run.
by Maya Dukmasova | Jun 24, 2020
by Rachel Hawley | Jun 24, 2020
On returning home and finding joy at the 42nd annual Puerto Rican People's Day Parade
by Justin Agrelo | Jun 24, 2020
An investigation into the use of batons raises questions about the police department’s road to reform.
by Andrew Fan | Jun 23, 2020
"I’m fighting for my future, I’m fighting for my safety, I’m fighting for the people who come after me."
by Grace Del Vecchio | Jun 18, 2020
Funeral homes on the front lines of the pandemic
by Gonzalo Guzman | Jun 17, 2020
In the early days of the crisis, the governor granted Illinois nursing homes and hospitals civil immunity for most malpractice, even for deaths that have nothing to do with the coronavirus.
by Jacqueline Stevens | Jun 12, 2020
Police unions were born of resistance to discipline for brutality. Do they belong in the labor movement?
by Maya Dukmasova | Jun 10, 2020
by Rachel Hawley | Jun 10, 2020
Therapists and sleep neurologists explain what’s making people rest uneasy as Chicago eases into a partial reopening.
by Derrick Clifton | Jun 9, 2020
Photos from a protest where cops shot pepper spray into a kettled crowd.
by Brooke Hummer | Jun 5, 2020
"I listen to his lungs. They sound like a washing machine, junky and wet."
by Neva Wright | Jun 4, 2020
From a studio inside his closet, one refugee is using YouTube to broadcast information about coronavirus.
by Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven | May 27, 2020
Before the pandemic shuttered strip clubs, dancers were fighting exploitation and moving their work online.
by Natalya Carrico | May 20, 2020