Chicagoans of the Year, a story that ended solitary confinement for schoolchildren, and big changes for the Chicago Fire
Last week, Illinois freed the Starved Rock killer at age 80. Is continuing to house prisoners his age an aid to public safety, or just a money suck?
You won’t view your cubicle the same way after Jessica Vaughn’s incisive show at Patron Gallery.
Albany Park native Tasha Viets-VanLear’s 2018 debut album, Alone at Last, is full of soulful tracks so intimate they feel like ripped-out diary entries. But the 26-year-old singer now understands there’s a ceiling to that approach. “People who have listened to my music enough maybe have an expectation of what I will give them,” she … Read more
Open through January 5, Lightscape features the U.S. premiere of work by artists from the U.K. and Australia. See it at the Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe). Tickets: $20 to $25
Because it’s not too late until it’s too late
An Avondale sandwich artisan is whipping up first-come, first-serve lunches through Instagram.
Held in a Pilsen barbershop, the conversation series isn’t afraid to ask tough questions.
Plus, a 24-hour Black Friday event, holiday markets, and a new line of wintry beauty goods from a local startup
As white progressives and working-class Latinx families align on political issues, they’ve formed a dominant coalition on the Near Northwest Side.