WBEZ senior editor Alden Loury reflects on the history of the LeClaire Courts public housing development, his childhood home.
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Just 28 out of 402 former residents of the demolished public housing development remain eligible to return to the new LeClaire.
Chicago football coaching legend J.W. Smith passed away at age 84.
Monday Coffee Company is pouring coffee, kombucha and more three days a week in the conservatory’s Horticulture Hall room.
“Women of the Movement” creator and showrunner Marissa Jo Cerar discusses portraying Mamie Till Mobley’s quest for justice after her son was murdered.
One of the Chicago area’s best-kept secrets has made it out into the world thanks to the New York Times’ list of 52 “Places for a Changed World.”
The report found that 20% of customers with delinquent water bills owe more in debt than a year’s worth of water bills.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would. have turned 93 on Jan. 15. He was just 39 when he was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.
And Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said “our economy has never worked fairly for Black Americans — or really for any American of color.“
Here are the top things to know about Chicago’s new domestic workers ordinance.