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Max Lubbers

General Assignment Fellow
There’s a long legacy of Black queer nightlife in Chicago.
PFAS chemicals can linger almost permanently in soil, water and air.
Experts flag issues leading up to the Democratic National Convention in August, including foreign interference.
Drowning can often be fast and silent. Reset gets tips on how to help someone you see struggling in the water.
The project is underway and is expected to wrap up in summer 2026.
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Live Nation and its subsidiary, Ticketmaster, calling the company a “monopoly.”
A new summer program will provide eligible families a one-time credit of $120 per child to purchase groceries.
Flip phones are back in style. Reset discusses solutions to curbing our Smartphone addictions.
World Press Freedom Day is on May 3. We discuss recent local and national violations of journalists’ rights.
In 1849, the U.S. government illegally auctioned off land owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi. Now, the Tribal Nation has regained sovereignty over portions of that land.
City and state officials say they are in the planning stage of creating a unified shelter system.
Only Oak Park and Ford Heights applied for the fund. While some suburbs are still in talks with the county, the official deadline has passed.
Older adults aren’t more likely to get scammed than other age groups – but they are at risk for higher losses and have less time to recoup.
During National Poetry Month, a panel of Chicago writers, including poet laureates, reflect what makes our city’s poetry scene unique.
Dr. Tammy Abughnaim recently returned from a medical aid trip to Gaza, as part of a team under the World Health Organization. When it came time to leave, she says she begged to stay with her patients.
Selective enrollment schools have roots in integration efforts — and the space race.
More than one-third of Chicago’s vacant lots are near L stops, according to a new study.