Pride Month is known for its celebrations, but organizers are still protesting for more diverse voices to be heard.
Race, Class & Communities
The Race, Class & Communities Desk seeks to provide enterprise reporting on broad themes and trends related to race and income in the Chicago metropolitan area and to provide beat coverage of topical issues including housing, immigration, work/opportunity and demographics.
Aldermen voted on providing financial relief for local businesses but did not discuss civilian oversight of police.
Despite setbacks and resistance, Robin Rue Simmons sees progress in the quest for reparative justice for Black Americans.
“We can all finally celebrate. The whole country together,” says Opal Lee, 94, who has been working for years to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
The Great Lake Jumper stops by Reset.
WBEZ’s Mariah Woelfel breaks down what happened during the first weekend after Illinois finally reopened to the public.
A post-pandemic bloom might be upon Illinois as the state reopens Friday with a positive uptick in its fiscal year budget.
Ameya Pawar helps us wrap up our series on how community investment and economic development could work better in Chicago.
A criminal justice group founded by inmates calls Illinois’ no parole system “death by incarceration.”
“The underlying current of what we were trying to do was accomplished, which was to raise the consciousness of America,” said Xavier Ramey.