Stories by Alma Campos

The Mexican Independence Day Parade in South Chicago. (Courtesy of the Mexican Patriotic Club)

Parades Give Way to Caravans, Virtual Celebrations for Mexican Independence Day Amid COVID-19

Mexican Independence Day celebrations are a community staple across many communities in Chicago and beyond. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, those celebrations are looking very different this year.

Nurses strike outside the University of Illinois Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, the first day of a planned seven-day strike. (Alma Campos / WTTW News)

UIC Nurses Launch 7-Day Strike, SEIU Workers to Join Forces Monday

Hundreds of nurses at the University of Illinois Hospital took to the picket line Saturday for a weeklong strike amid contract negotiations between their union, the Illinois Nurses Association, and the hospital system.