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50 Years Since Marquette Park - A Broader View

Marilyn Katz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Marilyn Katz

The memorial has been dedicated; the march through Chicago's Marquette Park honoring Martin Luther King's encounter with northern racism is over--anot...

Reimagining Home: MLK In Chicago, 50 Years Later

Rami Nashashibi | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Rami Nashashibi

Reimagining the idea of "home" as a safe, healthy and thriving space for all of our communities must be at the center of our spiritual, political and social calls to action.

The High Stakes of Life and Death

Michael Beyer | Posted 04.20.2015 | Home
Michael Beyer

I became an educator because I believe in the power of schools to change people's lives and to ensure a more equitable society for all. Yet high stakes tests have only furthered the inequity by punishing schools and communities that are already struggling.

Mother Charged After Toddler Survives Fall From Second Story Window

Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago woman has been charged with endangering a child after a neighbor found her toddler injured on the ground, apparently after falling from a se...

Pregnant Chicago Teen Shot And Killed, But Baby Saved

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

A baby boy is "fighting for his life" early Wednesday after his 17-year-old mother was fatally shot on Chicago's South Side. Charinez Jefferson wa...

Family MURDERED On South Side: 3 Children, One Adult Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four people--including three children--were fatally shot early Wednesday and two others were critically injured when a family member from out of state...

The One Thing in the City That's Actually Getting Better

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

The first official day of the golf season at the Chicago Park District comes with a pleasant surprise for urban golfers ready to come out of hibernation.