Wednesday marks the 106th International Women’s Day. From a Chicago rally to a neighborhood restaurant crawl to stand-up comedy, there are plenty of ways to celebrate.
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For extremely low-income households, there is a shortage of affordable housing across the U.S., according to a report released last week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Organizers of last month’s Women’s March on Chicago are hoping to channel the momentum of that event into action through information, education and advocacy.
A polar plunge, Cubs-inspired garden show, film festivals and live music usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.
Nearly 2,000 renters in Chicago gave the city poor marks for weather, quality of schools and safety, but landed more favorably on public transit and job opportunities, according to a survey conducted by Apartment List.
The 18-year-old founder of a Chicago clothing line will be the youngest recipient of a leadership award at the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards on Tuesday. Meet Raven Smith and learn about her brand, Straight From The Go.
The nation’s prison system was in the spotlight last week at an event hosted by Chicago Ideas and the New York-based Vera Institute of Justice.
Inspired by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, a team of local journalists launched a website this week to tell the stories of immigrants and refugees living in Chicago.
With nearly 20,000 homeless youth in Chicago, an all-night benefit aims to raise awareness and funds for 13 homeless agencies, shelters and drop-in centers. Learn more.
New murals, sculpture and other works of public art are coming to each of Chicago’s 50 wards as part of the city’s Year of Public Art initiative.
North Lawndale native Patrick Daniels says his neighborhood is defined by more than violence, and he’s working to change that narrative at UCAN.
Unemployment rates for African-American males in Chicago are nearly three times higher than the national average, according to data released Monday by U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.
Last fall, 21st century technology was used to tell the story of a 20th century tragedy: the Eastland Disaster. The team behind that project is set to launch a second installment of its augmented reality app. Learn more.
BuzzFeed editor Craig Silverman talks about the consequences of living in a world of misinformation and fake news, and discusses how media platforms, businesses and individuals can begin countering it.
Sixty-two percent of Chicago families have less than $2,000 in savings, according to a new report. While this type of financial insecurity can lead to unpaid bills and evictions, it can also directly impact city budgets.
Social media has been criticized for inciting violence, but it can also be used to prevent it. How the public and private sectors are using platforms like Twitter as a “tool” for doing just that.
An after-hours museum party, ice cream for breakfast and Super Bowl parties usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.
The journalist and author spoke Tuesday night to a crowd of more than 1,000 Northwestern University faculty, staff and students on topics of race, journalism, politics and identity.
Underway at the Museum of Science and Industry is the longest-running exhibition of African-American art in the country. Learn more about the museum’s program and the origins of Black History Month.