Dozens of women marched outside Chicago police headquarters on Sunday, demanding police and judicial reforms in response to a botched raid at the Chicago home of Anjanette Young, who was left naked and handcuffed in February 2019.
Stories by Annemarie Mannion
‘Black Women Matter’: Protesters Call for Reforms Following Botched Raid
Dec 27, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
On Chicago’s West Side, Free Meals Offer a ‘Sign of Hope’ to Those in Need
Nov 29, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
Growing up in a family of 19 children, Jermaine Jordan learned both how to cook and to share. Today, he’s using those skills on a much larger scale at Healthy Hot Free Meals, a restaurant he opened in October.
UChicago Study Explores How Latino Families Make Child Care Decisions
Nov 28, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
Despite a cultural tradition of using family members or friends for early childhood care, many parents in majority Latino communities want to enroll their children in formal child care centers, but are stymied by multiple factors, a new study finds.
New Business Owners ‘Make it Work’ During Pandemic
Nov 15, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
Starting a business during a pandemic sounds like a gamble, but it’s one that some intrepid entrepreneurs are willing to take. How they have adjusted their plans — and are moving forward.
Protesters Gather Near Lightfoot’s Home to Decry General Iron’s Relocation Plan
Nov 14, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
Convening outside a church just down the street from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s North Side home, residents of the Southeast Side voiced their opposition to a metal shredding and recycling operation in their neighborhood.
Community Groups Vow to Fight Plan for ‘Mountain of Dredge’ on Chicago’s Southeast Side
Oct 27, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
Community organizers on Chicago’s Southeast Side are marshaling their forces and looking for solutions to address what they see as yet another environmental threat to their already beleaguered neighborhood.
RBG Mural on Michigan Avenue Aims to Spark Discussion, Reflection
Oct 25, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
A vibrant mural taking shape on North Michigan Avenue honors former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her pioneering support of gender equality.
Community Sends Message of Peace, Unity Amid Rising Gun Violence in Albany Park
Sep 21, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
About 200 people took part in a peaceful walk Sunday in Albany Park to bring attention to a recent increase in gun violence in the Northwest Side neighborhood, where last week at least seven people were shot, including two teens.
Story of Rose Cafe Takes Shape Through Book Giveaways in Roseland Community
Sep 19, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
Calling out “free books” to passersby, organizers of a book giveaway on the Far South Side distributed more than 1,200 books while garnering support for a larger project they hope will spark a transformation of the neighborhood.
After 68 Years, Curtain Closes on Miss Geri’s Dance Studio in Chicago
Aug 16, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
For decades, students learned to pirouette, tumble, tap and twirl at Miss Geri’s School of Dance. But last month, owner Geri Mroz Panicko decided to hang up her dance shoes and close the studio permanently because of the pandemic.
Chicago Police Release Video of Clash With Protesters on Michigan Avenue
Aug 16, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
Clashes between police and protesters Saturday in the Loop started peacefully but turned violent, leading to 24 arrests and 17 officers treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police Superintendent David Brown.
Protesters Attempting to Shut Down Expressway Confronted by Counterprotesters, Redirected by Police
Aug 15, 2020 | Annemarie Mannion
Protesters against police brutality were turned away by a line of police officers as they tried to make their way Saturday to the Dan Ryan Expressway to flood it with people and shut it down.