We break down why the mayor has so much power, why aldermen get the last say in their wards and how that affects what happens in the city.
Aldermen currently draw the ward map — resulting in weird shapes critics say empower politicians, not the people. One group is trying to change that.
Millennium Park, Lincoln Yards and INVEST South/West are three signature projects from Daley, Emanuel and Lightfoot. But what’s really going on?
Mayor Lightfoot’s 2022 budget includes $31.5 million for a one-year cash assistance pilot. If approved next week, the city’s program would be the largest of its kind in the country.
Black women continue to be disproportionately affected and more pregnant people who die are losing their lives months after giving birth.
“I’m scared I will go into labor in the shelter,” said one Venezuelan mother-to-be. “But if I put my faith in God, I feel it will be OK.”
Here’s a list of Chicago health clinics that provide prenatal care for low-income or uninsured people
For migrants arriving in Chicago, finding health care can be daunting. Here’s a list of some of the health clinics that offer prenatal care for low-income or uninsured people.
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Two midwives and a health professional joined WBEZ’s Reset to discuss the struggles of three mothers from our “First 12 Weeks” series.
We hear from new mother Kristal Acuña Pitts, as she shares her experience though an intimate audio diary that begins with an early morning feeding.
Katie and her nonbinary partner, Sav, must contend with the legal system, new roles as working parents and a baby who struggles to eat.
From doulas to breastfeeding and postpartum support it can be overwhelming to find your care team as a first-time parent. This list can help you get started.
Taming a newborn is hard. It was even harder for Asel, who had recently immigrated to Chicago from Kyrgyzstan and wasn’t sure whom to call for help.
Kristal carefully planned her delivery with the help of her midwife. But there was no roadmap for what came after.