A pilot program for participatory budgeting in Chicago Public Schools led to gender-neutral bathrooms, shower curtains in locker rooms, and students feeling empowered to influence change.
Cops say masked teens with a thirst for violence and joyrides are terrorizing the city. An examination of arrests reveals a narrative built on shoddy data and anecdotal evidence.
A new building filled with social service and education amenities at Altgeld Gardens is a test case for the limits of design and architecture.
A dispatch from a protest for Adam Toledo and against police brutality
A first-of-its kind resource center is working to empower the queer workforce about their rights after a spate of historic civil rights victories.
Video released Thursday shows that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was unarmed and raising his hands when he was killed by police.
For those who live there, the Ewing Annex Hotel is a refuge, an artifact, and a last chance. The man who’s been holding it together for more than 20 years is about to retire.
Weed is legal in Illinois, but expunging records and freeing prisoners remains complicated.
The fiery opposition warned of “outside agitators,” but most were weighing in from outside the city themselves.
CPD has tried to turn rapper and comedian Mohawk Johnson into a cautionary example to social justice protesters. He has other plans.
A new ABC docuseries focuses on the young public official changing the face of Chicago politics.
As mutual aid groups pick up the government’s slack during the pandemic, social justice organizations and funders are looking at how to continue this momentum.
A deep dive into Illinois’s sweeping new criminal justice reform law
Chuy Garcia’s first term in Congress earns progressive accolades, honorary Squad membership
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s latest exhibit preaches equity, but behind the scenes artists and former museum employees are demanding real change.