Faith

The Shrine Survives

How parishioners, community members, and preservationists saved a landmark Woodlawn church from demolition

Courtesy of Save the Shrine

“Of course, as good Chicagoans, we ignored this.”

Education | Sports

Be Aggressive! B-E Aggressive!

West Englewood high-schoolers found South Side’s first girls’ rugby team

Margaret Glazier

“People don’t think girls will come out to contact sports but girls will come out in droves for contact sports if you give them the opportunities.”

Activism | Education

A Healing Space

Activists embrace restorative justice as a tool to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in CPS

Courtesy of the Chicago Peace Corps

“The kids don’t believe in justice yet, so they call it restorative practice,” said Judge Murphy. “It’s opening a door for them where there really wasn’t one before.”

Education

Back in the Game

CTU President Karen Lewis, known for outspoken criticism of the mayor’s education policy, seeks a third term

Ellen Hao

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU), recently announced that she will seek a third term in May 2016. Lewis has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor diagnosed last October, but she stated in her announcement that she is now healthy, and that she is “not done” fighting for Chicago’s students and teachers.