Lake Michigan surfers brave freezing cold—and toxic—waters, while the Surfrider Foundation sues to clean them up
An uncertain future for the small, strange Great Books school
First Presbyterian Church has fostered community gardens since the nineteenth century. Its now-former pastor nearly put an end to that.
After the near-sale of a community garden in West Englewood, questions arise about what it takes for gardens on the South Side to stay afloat.
In a good school-bad school paradigm, Harper High School’s rich hundred-plus-year history risks being forgotten
Before NTA conversion proposal, emails reveal multiyear history to the plans for a new neighborhood high school
Despite reform efforts, the pretrial detention system still causes harm
How recent organizing movements bring Cook County closer to a world without cash bail
A proposed Special Service Area exacerbates rifts in the changing neighborhood