Illinois

drugs-weed

The Midwest Is About to Have a Weed Revolution

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

This 'Redneck Fishin' Tournament' Is Pest Control at Its Most American

People from all over the world gather in Bath, Illinois, to catch and remove thousands of invasive Asian Carp from the Illinois River each year.
Sean Neumann
8.6.18
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
lost dogs

The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Dogs

When people migrated to North America some 10,000 years ago, they brought their canine companions with them.
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
american conventions

Inside the Annual Gathering of Abe Lincoln Presenters

Ever year, dozens of men and women channeling Abe and Mary Lincoln descend onto Freeport, Illinois.
VICE Staff
6.28.18
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