An installation dubbed the 11 Minutes Funeral Home held symbolic services in honor of everyone who has died by suicide in America so far this year.
In Pilsen, she hosted an art therapy event for Ladies of the Arc, where moms who lost children to violence work through their grief.
Amethyst Davis, 26, a firm believer that knowledge is to be shared, not owned, launched the Harvey World Herald for her community.
Samantha Oulavong fled with her parents from Laos seeking asylum in the Chicago area when she was 5 years old. The migrant children, she said, remind her of her younger self.
She was in town recently to talk about “Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma,” her latest book all about the current question: How should we feel about great art made by bad people?
A native of the Austin neighborhood, Phyllis Loeff got a medical degree from University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Medicine at age 22.
Paris Head, 12, is preparing to compete later this month at the Baseball World Cup in Tainan, Taiwan. He’s the only player from Illinois who qualified for the 18-person roster.
Over all, 4,760 new arrivals are in seven temporary shelters and three respite centers across the city, as of Friday, according to a statement from city officials.