Chicago Archives

A historic election in Chicago cracks the machine

March 14, 2019

The old guard is on the way out, and a progressive future for the city is coming into focus. Chicago’s population has decreased by about a quarter- million Black residents since 2000, with Latinos passing African Americans as the city’s second-largest demographic. So it was notable that on Chicago’s mayoral ballot February 26, six of… [Read More]

Jackie Robinson: A hero for all time

April 22, 2013

By Ruthe Latta Growing up in Chicago in the 1950s as the sister of two older brothers, sports was a big deal in our household.   Both of my brothers played sports and they both saw themselves as budding superstars in the making.  Back then, the sport of choice in our neighborhood was baseball, and one… [Read More]

The 24 hour American massacre: From Newtown to Chicago

December 27, 2012

By Russell Simmons My deepest prayers go out to the victims and their families and all the people whose hearts were broken in Newtown. As a father of two beautiful girls, I cannot begin to understand the loss that so many feel in that small, Connecticut town. It is beyond rational comprehension. I will continue… [Read More]