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Anti-Asian Violence Stirs Conversation on Policing and Abolition in Chicago’s AAPI Communities 

Editor’s note: This story uses Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) to refer to the community being reported, recognizing that the community includes a diverse range of ethnicities and identities. Sources may refer to particular or collective groups as “people of Asian descent” or “Asian Americans,” in which cases we maintain the original language from […]

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Chicago Frontline Workers Speak on Their Experiences With the Vaccine

hen grocery store worker Julian Hendrix first approached Howard Brown Health Center in Hyde Park for vaccine appointments, the response was, “don’t call us, we will call you.”  Started as a volunteer-run organization, Howard Brown Health’s primary care was built with the mission to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by LGBT groups in Chicago, […]

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Best of Chinatown 2020

Best Cross-Town Unity March Best Essential Delivery Service Best Pandemic Unemployment Hotline in a Chicago Landmark Best Class for Learning to Talk to Family Members Best Food Drive for Building Solidarity In Memoriam: Chinese-language newspapers serving Chinatown Anita Gist-Jones’s family has called Archer Court home for three generations. She served on the Local School Council […]

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Pandemic Lessons

t has been more than five months since a stay-at-home order was first issued in Illinois due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Despite limited reopening of parts of the U.S., COVID-19 continues to devastate many communities. The number of deaths has reached more than 180,000 as of August 31, making this the second-most fatal pandemic […]

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Keeping Art Alive During a Pandemic

hen Chicago DJ Sadie Woods lost the opportunity to perform for a live audience—or a live audience in the same physical space, at least—she had to ask herself a lot of questions. She doesn’t have all the answers—but the business side isn’t her primary focus right now.  “Actually thinking about the well-being of people, their […]

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Who Gets to Work From Home?

s the entire city shelters in place, the essential infrastructure of Chicago is still running. And while ridership is down citywide, buses and trains continue to keep normal schedules.  But the CTA does not run itself. This means that close to 10,000 employees, including transit operators, janitors, instructors, and others, are still working, and many […]

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Can One of Three Challengers Replace Longtime Incumbent Danny Davis?

llinois’s 7th Congressional District runs from the Near North Side and downtown Chicago to the South Side of the city, before meandering into the western suburbs—one of the most convoluted instances of gerrymandering in the country. More than eighty-five percent of its residents are registered Democrats; some seventy percent are people of color; and it […]

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Meet the Challengers: Anthony Clark

nthony Clark is running to represent Illinois’s 7th Congressional district, which includes much of the West Side, parts of the South Side—including Englewood, Chicago Lawn, Back of the Yards, and Chinatown—and extends far into the west suburbs. He is up against U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis, who has held the seat since 1997. Clark first […]