Five months ago, the Chicago native was arrested in Texas following a minor traffic infraction. After being found hanging in her jail cell, she became a cause. Her family is still looking for resolution. Chicago magazine tells her story.
A trauma therapist, a tennis prodigy, a hunger striker: 21 Chicagoans tell their stories. The Reader sits down with them for its annual issue.
The former top cop conducted high-profile meetings that were closed to the press in order to get community input. The Emanuel administration sat on the results—which look relevant in light of recent scandals. DNAInfo gets the story.
Who was the young man shot and killed by a police officer? A ward of the state, on the fringes, but also surrounded by family, friends, and mentors as he was getting his life on track. The Tribune profiles McDonald.
One small step for Chance, one great leap for independent artists. Complex breaks it down.
Max Temkin, one of the co-creators of Cards Against Humanity, shows how games are created. Medium presents the process.
It took three years to get to America, for a bare one-bedroom apartment for a family of four. But they’ve found help, a community, and peace. WBEZ follows their path.
Chicago is “the most surveilled metropolis in the United States.” But the battle for its product is a big one. Law professor Bernard Harcourt explains in The Intercept.
The local teachers’ union is well-organized, and likely to go on strike again next year. But can it address the root causes of the problems its members deal with? Jacobin considers the possibilities.
The tragedies of the city often fall on its youth. And its youth are taking up the burden. NBC News introduces the activists.