Illinois

Policing

Cops Arrested a Black Hospital Patient Who Was Taking a Walk Outside with an IV. They Thought He Was Stealing It.

"Come to Freeport on Vacation and leave on Probation" his Facebook post said
Emma Ockerman
7.2.19
Abortion Rights

Blue States Are Finally Worried About Abortion — And They're Doing Something About It

While conservative legislators have spent the year passing abortion restrictions, progressive legislators are moving to protect the right.
Carter Sherman
7.1.19
drugs-weed

The Midwest Is About to Have a Weed Revolution

"This is the biggest domino yet to fall."
Alex Norcia
6.26.19
LEGAL WEED

Weed Is Now Legal in Illinois

It marks the second time that weed legalization was passed by the Legislature rather than at the ballot box.
Kelly Vinett
6.25.19
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
1.17.19
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
Munchies

How This Illinois 'Burger King' Has Defied the Global Chain with the Same Name

This rogue restaurant has been slinging burgers—but not Whoppers—for over 60 years.
Dave Minsky
12.12.18
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
11.15.18
2018 election

Everybody Loves Weed, Midterms Suggest

During a bitterly divided election, red states and blue states both embraced cannabis measures.
Eve Peyser
11.7.18
midterms

A Biochemist Is Beating a GOP Incumbent Backed by the Chemical Industry in Key House Race

In the extremely tight race for Illinois’s sixth district seat, a recent scandal over dangerous emissions from a medical supply plant has brought environmental issues front and center.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.25.18
gun violence

Kids are traumatized from gun violence in Chicago and a new lawsuit says it's the governor's fault

A class-action lawsuit claims the state is violating the civil rights of children by failing to enact gun legislation.
Tess Owen
10.5.18
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