City Council approves reparations for living Burge torture victims

By Bethel Habte Medill News Service He’ll tell you about his sweet tooth. He’ll tell you about the black dachshund named Tiny he’s adopted. And if you ask, Darrell Cannon will tell you about the time he was tortured by Chicago police officers. In 1983, Cannon was a suspect in a murder case. After his […]

Under One Roof: A new approach to health care in Nicaragua

By Sarah Kramer On a hill overlooking a steep mountain valley dappled with tropical greens and dry scrub brush, wire fences and a small dirt footpath lead to the main road and the town center of Boaco. Above all this sits the home of Milagro Solano Lira, 29, and her 4-year-old daughter, Yosmiling. She is […]

VIDEO: Undocumented college students push for state aid

By Isabella Szabolcs Undocumented college students from Chicago public universities want an amendment to legislation that would make them eligible for state financial aid. The students rallied in downtown Chicago in the Federal Plaza where they shared how the bill, if passed, would impact their lives. If House Bill 3528 is approved, Illinois will join […]

PTSD risk from intensive care rivals levels found post-combat

By Christina Bucciere At just 37 years old, David Jones keeps an advanced healthcare directive in his briefcase at all times. Should he be admitted to the intensive care unit, or ICU, again the Chicago legal executive wants to make sure his life support choices are known. After surviving a near-fatal case of pancreatitis and […]

K-Town: Greystones, block clubs and a presidential library bid

Phoebe Tollefson For The West Side Source He is tall and his gait is easy. Aviators block the morning sun and a black jacket hangs from his shoulders. Without looking, he points his lighted cigarette toward the AME Church behind him. “Back there on the same block with St. Paul – when we first moved […]

VIDEO:Chicago approves 5.5 million in reparations for Jon Burge victims

By Thomas Yau Emotions ran high today in Chicago City Council as the council approved $5.5 million in reparation funds for victims who were tortured by former Chicago Police Captain Jon Burge and his detectives. The legislation makes Chicago the first municipality in the U.S. to pay reparations for police misconduct. But for torture survivor […]

Texas theater buys Naperville’s Hollywood Palms

By Meghan Morris Naperville moviegoers can still catch the latest blockbuster with a meal at Hollywood Palms, now under a new operator. The eight-screen movie theater and restaurant, open since 2009, changed ownership twice in the last month after Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The building’s landlord, New York-based Brixmor Property Group Inc., bought the enterprise […]