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John Kuhn
Aug 19, 2014

Reynolds Wintersmith served 20 years of a life sentence for selling crack before before President Obama commuted it in December. Now a counselor at a private high school, his freedom comes as the nation grapples with the question of how to rethink the war on drugs.

Rosalie Chan
Aug 18, 2014

Saigon fell to the Viet Cong on April 30, 1975. That was the day Tuyet Le and her family left Vietnam. She was 3 years old when they came to America as refugees.

Anthony Martinez
Sarah Karp
Aug 12, 2014
From our sister publication, Catalyst Chicago: Anthony Martinez was one of thousands of CPS students led away in handcuffs from school by police. He’s hoping to get a fresh start when he begins high school in the fall.
Rosalie Chan
Aug 11, 2014

Activist and basketball player Jahmal Cole is visiting 12 parks throughout the city, playing basketball and other sports as a way to address Chicago's segregation.

From the Magazine

Leveling the playing field

By Angela Caputo
Jul 29, 2014

More than 30 years ago, the federal government sued the Chicago Park District for showering money on parks in predominantly white areas. Today, which area has more money often determines who gets park upgrades.

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