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There’s a group of moms that patrol the corner of 75th and Stewart every summer afternoon—grilling, playing music and watching kids play. But the owner of a nearby courtyard building wants them to move.
The answer has to do with the fate of Chicago in 2166.
Cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools is spending millions on new schools and additions, many of them right near existing schools with extra space. The practice is often further cementing race and class segregation in the school district.
A homeless community on the North Side has devised its own governance system, with rules and roles to support each other.
If you witnessed someone getting shot, could you help the victim?
Two young Chicagoans talk about why they picked up a gun and how it changed their lives.
Shootings in Chicago surged after the release of the Laquan McDonald video, and they’ve shown “no signs of slowing.” What changed?
Residents in East Chicago, Indiana are calling for more testing after lead was discovered in the soil beneath a public housing complex.