VIDEO: How Jesus “Chuy” Garcia used grassroots skills to force a mayoral runoff

By Rachel White On February 24, underdog candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia was one of four challengers trying to unseat Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. He didn’t win the election, but he won enough votes to be the challenger in a runoff election. Garcia’s road to the runoff began in Chicago’s Latino community. As a young immigrant, Garcia took a stab […]

VIDEO: Chicago neighborhoods clean up streets after historic storm

By Rachel White Ten residents have died while shoveling snow in Cook County since the fifth largest winter storm hit Chicago on Jan. 31,  leaving 19 inches of snow across northeastern Illinois.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, nine of the ten residents who died were men.

VIDEO: Homeless LGBTQ youth find unique home in Humboldt Park

By Rachel White A free independent housing facility in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood offers a safe haven for the city’s homeless LGBTQ youth. One resident describes his life in foster care and on the streets before he found a home at a place called El Rescate.

Artist Penny Pinch brings the street indoors

By Rachel White Many artists limit themselves to a canvas to express their creativity, but for Chicago-based street artists, the city is their canvas. Local artist Penny Pinch is bringing his street art indoors at Galerie F in Logan Square.