Illinois

Culture

Humanizing Portraits of Mentally Ill Inmates at Cook County Jail

The jail has become the largest mental health care provider in the US.
Miss Rosen
1.18.19
Clergy sex abuse

Catholic Church in Illinois knew about sex abuse allegations against 500 priests but didn't tell anyone

“The dioceses also often found reasons to discredit survivors’ stories of abuse by focusing on the survivors’ personal lives,” the report notes.
Carter Sherman
12.20.18
News

This Story of an Elevator Plummeting 84 Floors Is an Absolute Nightmare

Thankfully, everyone managed to escape the thing unscathed.
River Donaghey
11.19.18
Work

I Doubled My Public School Teacher’s Salary in 10 Years

To finally be compensated not just in warm fuzzies but in an actual denomination that pays the bills is incredible.
She Picks Up Pennies
11.19.18
2018 election

Everybody Loves Weed, Midterms Suggest

During a bitterly divided election, red states and blue states both embraced cannabis measures.
Eve Peyser
11.8.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bruno the Incredibly Extra Cat Has Finally Found a Home

He now has a new mom, Instagram account, and feather wand toy (since it's the only thing he'll play with).
Drew Schwartz
8.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Man Harasses Latina for ‘Un-American’ Puerto Rico Shirt While Cop Does Nothing

"You should not be wearing that in the United States of America. Are you a citizen?"
Drew Schwartz
7.10.18
WHITE SUPREMACY

It's 2018, and these white supremacists are running for office

Some even include limiting Jewish representation right in their platforms.
Christianna Silva
5.27.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Houston Got a Big Metal Bean and Now Chicago Is Furious

"It's a leftover bean, a second-rate bean that's been lying around in storage for the better part of 20 years because nobody else wanted it."
Drew Schwartz
3.29.18
2018 midterms

Republicans called him a “Nazi.” Now he’s a GOP nominee for Congress.

20,000 people voted for Arthur Jones, who called the Holocaust the "biggest, blackest, lie in history."
Rex Santus
3.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Math Teacher Quizzed His Students About Coke and Drug Dealers

"You take 600 mg of cocaine. Your body filters out 40 percent per hour. How high are you in three hours?"
Drew Schwartz
2.2.18
House Party

Here Are the Democratic Primaries You Should Be Watching This Year

If progressives want to take over the Democratic Party, here's where they should start.
Robert Wheel
1.29.18
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