Illinois has a new law aimed at reducing recidivism. A state audit found $5.2 billion in pandemic-era fraud for unemployment benefits. Silver Room Block Party ends.
Across the country, and here in Chicago, the theater industry is floundering. But Chicago’s Black theaters are building solidarity and thriving.
A new state law cracks down on crisis pregnancy centers. Chicago is slow in attracting new residents post-pandemic. Broadway Armory will be an emergency migrant shelter.
Voguing originated in New York City’s Black and Latino LGBTQ+ communities of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Then, Madonna’s song “Vogue” brought the dance form into the mainstream. But it’s much more than a series of poses and a sick beat.
Alderpersons discussed the “Treatment Not Trauma” proposal. It’s going to be hot this week. Chicago is remembering former officer Renault Robinson.
Daisy Zamora is a proud Latinx Chicagoan focused on bettering her community. She’s a volunteer doula, who also works to create healing among young people.
Illinois’ prisons need billions in repairs. The Chicago school board is questioning metal detectors in schools. There’s an effort to produce more Latino homeowners.
Evictions in Cook County are back to pre-pandemic levels. More than 800 people were evicted in May, the highest total in four years.
More than 12,000 reports of waterlogged basements have poured into the city’s 311 hotline in July.
Chicago leaders consider citywide plowing. Northwestern is facing lawsuits. Loretto Hospital’s unionized workers have authorized a strike.