The Legislative Black Caucus and the Chicago Teachers Union both scored major victories during the lame-duck session in Springfield.
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.
Organizers are holding a virtual day of racial healing dialogues for individuals and communities hurt by racism.
The Anti-Defamation League is calling Wednesday’s insurrection on Capitol Hill the “most predictable terrorist attack” in modern U.S. history.
Three young Black activists reflect on how police treated mostly white pro-Trump extremists at the Capitol this week, and how that compares to their own experience.
Historian Juan Cole answers a listener question about how the riots on Capitol Hill fit into the rise of autocratic movements around the world.
‘Reset’ listeners give thoughts on the U.S. Capitol Insurrection.
After a militarized response at BLM protests, police showed restraint when dealing with the pro-Trump groups that stormed the U.S. Capitol.
What does the U.S. Capitol insurrection reveal about America’s culture, politics and racial history?
How should political leaders address Wednesday’s insurrection on Capitol Hill?
The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation has formed a COVID response team for door-to-door vaccine outreach.