Back-to-school chatter is already building in Chicago. However, in the discussion of education reform and politicking, one facet is missing: access.
If the economy is showing tepid signs of recovery, we're seeing no indication at the hundreds of food pantries and shelters we serve daily. Record numbers of people are still in need of emergency food assistance -- many for the first time.
Nat "King" Cole, Sam Cooke, Dorothy Donegan and Sara Vaughn: famous musicians all, and all famous alumni of what is now Wendell Phillips Academy High School. Is there a future star to add to this list?
To truly honor motherhood, we must do more than buy a box of chocolates. In that spirit I want to recognize the local leaders who aim to change policies and systems that affect mothers and their families.
Discovering good food is something everyone likes to do. Especially kids -- even picky eaters.
The creator of the infamous fake Twitter account, donated his reward to Young Chicago Authors, the subject of the powerful new documentary, Louder Than A Bomb.
The status of women's economic health around the globe is slowly improving. As a small group of people in Chicago, it might seem like there isn't much we can do to help move this global issue forward.
While Mayor-Elect Emanuel tackles the Chicago's budget deficit of more than $500 million, there is much he can do to help struggling nonprofits shore up the safety net they provide.
In a city where 45 percent of CPS students drop out, every individual decision that prevents or delays a new school from opening is an injustice.
I dare anyone to look into the eyes of the Sullivan students, or to read Makyla's letter, and not feel deeply ashamed about what we are doing to some of our most promising young people.
Shootings and killings plague too many of our nation's neighborhoods. But the good news is that CeaseFire is moving to cities across the nation.
We all get busy with our own lives. And once the Chicago winter rolls in and we're cooped up inside, you can go weeks, even months, without seeing the people who live next door.
"Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss" from Psalm 85 epitomizes for me the life of Robert Sargent Shriver Jr.
Breast cancer isn't funny. Not at all. My journey, however? Frequently guffaw-inducing.