Illinois Lottery Exacerbates Inequities in Chicago

Communities on the South and West Side buy disproportionately more lottery tickets but do not see returns to their schools

by Theo Grant-Funck

Stage & Screen

Harlem in Hyde Park

With a festival and a new play, Court celebrates the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance

by Neal Jochmann

Agriculture | Education

Fair and Fowl

Urban Livestock Expo shines a spotlight on Chicago’s backyard livestock

by Juan Caicedo


A Very Sonic Kind of Mind

Jazz artist and soul singer Akenya explores her eclectic background

by Juhi Gupta

Stage & Screen

Unapologetically Doing It

Pilsen-set web series “Brown Girls” premieres at the Chicago Art Department

by Thea Smith

History | Music

The World’s Most Musical Hardware Store

After a century, Meyers Ace Hardware will vacate its historic building

by Robert O'Connor

Health care | Politics | Visual Arts

The Stone Soup Dance

As funding for disability programming comes under threat, service providers get smarter

by Michael Wasney