María Inés Zamudio
Apr 21, 2014

The Rev. Jose Landaverde is one of the most visible immigrant-rights advocates in Chicago. At 43, recently announced that he plans to take a break from his Little Village church to address his health problems.

Charlotte Lait
Apr 14, 2014

From the actors on stage to the issues they explore, David Feiner and the Albany Park Theater Project break the mold of traditional community-based theater.

Eidy Gaspar
María Inés Zamudio
Apr 09, 2014

Many low-wage workers fear reprisal if they call out employers for wage violations. Those who do may wait years for back pay. As a result, the temporary staffing industry is growing unchecked.

Nza-Ari Khepra
Charlotte Lait
Apr 06, 2014

More than a year after Hadiya Pendleton’s tragic death, her friends are still fighting to stop violence at its roots through Project Orange Tree.


Charles Brazelton has been a correctional sergeant at Cook County Department of Corrections for 19 years. He’s in charge of Division 2 Dorm 4, which houses 684 minimum classification inmates.

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Charges dismissed

By Angela Caputo
Nov 4, 2013

Thousands of defendants spend days, weeks and even months in Cook County’s criminal courts each year on low-level charges. Odds are that their cases will be dismissed.


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