Navigating the Lollapalooza lineup can feel like taking an eye exam. In order to learn about lesser-known performers, festival-goers have to read the fine print and do diligent research. Luckily … Continue Reading 12 Lollapalooza artists you should know
Chicago’s Busiest L Stations: An analysis of CTA ridership reveals scores about who needs public transit and who has access to it.
It takes a resident of Englewood, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, about an hour to travel to the Loop via the CTA, which encompasses the L (the subway) and buses. By contrast, a resident of Edgewater, located … Continue Reading Chicago’s Busiest L Stations: An analysis of CTA ridership reveals scores about who needs public transit and who has access to it.
March Madness knows how to stage a feel-good moment. UCLA’s Johnny Juzang looked speechless when his brother Christian, a former Harvard basketball player, suddenly appeared outside the team’s hotel. Johnny’s … Continue Reading Even in defeat, Johnny Juzang is this year’s March Madness hero
Jackie Neiman, 71, called, texted and anxiously watched her computer in the hopes of securing her first COVID-19 vaccine. She’d been at it every day since Jan. 25, the day Cook County expanded to Phase 1B of the … Continue Reading Doses by ZIP Code: Chicago’s Vaccine Rollout Still Marked by Racial Inequities
As passersby approached the corner of W Erie St. and N Franklin St. in the midst of Monday’s snowstorm, they heard the sounds of a marching band. But from a closer distance, observers could see that the marching band was actually a group of 50-odd music workers protesting outside … Continue Reading Musicians demand justice from Spotify in a global demonstration
On June 5, 2007, Tewkunzi Green, of Peoria, was backed up against the kitchen sink, holding her 6-month-old son, when her boyfriend — her child’s father — began to strangle … Continue Reading Illinois Prison Project launches initiative to support incarcerated women
Stanley McKinney was just 15 when he first met the revolutionary socialist and activist Fred Hampton in January 1969. The encounter quickly changed McKinney’s life, leading him to become an … Continue Reading Q&A: Former Black Panther on the fight to save Fred Hampton’s childhood home
Redacted Magazine sits down with the director of the Dignity Diner, a weekly free meal service that offers a restaurant-style experience for the hungry in Lakeview. TRANSCRIPTION At the corner … Continue Reading Dignity Diner serves up free three-course meals for those in need
When I came to take a photograph of Willie J.R. Fleming, the co-founder of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, he could hardly spare a moment between back-to-back phone calls with some of Chicago’s most influential power brokers. While on the phone with the Chief of Staff for Cook … Continue Reading An eviction crisis looms in Chicago. The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign has a solution
The unsolved cases of missing and murdered women: A proposed bill would look into 50 strangulation cases on the South and West Sides
A map of Chicago’s 51 unsolved female homicides generated by the Murder Accountability Project/Thomas Hargrove Thomas Hargrove, a retired investigative journalist, felt something was suspicious as he analyzed Chicago homicide … Continue Reading The unsolved cases of missing and murdered women: A proposed bill would look into 50 strangulation cases on the South and West Sides
On Jan. 3, Quentin Washington emailed his decision to continue working remotely until Sadlowski Elementary had a safe reopening plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The virus took his … Continue Reading Hybrid learning amplifies differences between CPS and private schools
After 10 days of isolation in his cell, an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center self-harmed for the first time in four years. The inmate (who will remain unnamed) suffers from a history of mental illness … Continue Reading COVID-19 locks down Illinois prisons, decreases mental health services for inmates
Activists rallied in Downtown Chicago to protest against white supremacy and “Trumpism” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some marched on foot and others were in cars which circled around … Continue Reading ‘Fascists get out!’ Chicago activists protest Trump presidency
Amid a global pandemic and a year of social unrest, a long-standing public health crisis was highlighted: racial disparities in maternal health outcomes. Black and Native American women are three … Continue Reading New legislation addresses long-standing Black maternal health crisis in America