Being a black columnist in Chicago means an inbox full of racism—and it got worse, first after the election of Barack Obama, and then after the rise of Trump. Dawn M. Turner reflects on her experience for The Washington Post.
A new, militant caucus has led CTU to strike, and gained the support of the general public. But this most recent one is a risk, in part because it may not be legal. Vice explains what’s going on.
The author of A Raisin in the Sun was inspired by her family’s history, which included an important Supreme Court case. Natalie Y. Moore tells the story in The History Reader.
His bad experience with CPS as a student led him to become a teacher, and then a principal at one of the district’s best neighborhood schools. Chicago sits down with the educational gadfly.
He’s the man behind the (in)famous Purple Hotel, but he’s also responsible for more of the Chicago skyline than you think. The Reader comes to praise his work.
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Anita Alvarez was just one of the incumbents who lost her job as public opinion shifts on law and order. The Huffington Post looks at the trend.
The number of Chicagoans paying a high percentage of their rent is way up—especially in poor neighborhoods. Chicago maps the problem.
Elkhart was the first place the new president visited—and he came back three times. Unemployment was over 20 percent there the first time. Now it’s 3.8 percent. The New York Times revisits the northern Indiana city.
Want to keep people out of the hospital? Keep them in housing. Crain’s details an innovative program.
It starts with… pilates? Sports Illustrated profiles the Cubs’ star.
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