Since January 2018, Whitney Bradshaw has photographed more than 375 women who participated in her “Scream Sessions.” All portraits are now on display together for the first time in a new exhibit at the McCormick Gallery called “Outcry.”
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Photographer’s ‘Scream Sessions’ Aim to Challenge Stereotypes
Jul 22, 2021 | Nicole Cardos
Arlington Park Takes Its ‘Final Turn’ Amid a Pandemic as Sale Looms
Jun 15, 2021 | Nicole Cardos
It’s home to trainers, jockeys and others in the horse racing industry. And during summer weekends, it’s a place for fans to bet on their favorite racehorse. Arlington International Racecourse is officially open for what could be its last season.
Local Couple Recreates Picture Day for Chicago Families
Dec 22, 2020 | Nicole Cardos
Whether you loved it or hated it, a school picture day was something everyone had growing up. But that isn’t the case for some Chicago-area students during the pandemic. How one local couple is recreating the tradition.
New Documentary ‘Finding Yingying’ Shares Intimate Details About Murdered Scholar
Oct 20, 2020 | Nicole Cardos
Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang went missing in June 2017 at the University of Illinois. Her story is detailed in a new documentary that goes beyond true crime. We speak with the film’s director and a producer to learn more.
Need a Book During Quarantine? Local Bibliophiles Share Recommendations
May 14, 2020 | Nicole Cardos
With Illinois’ stay-at-home order in place through the end of May, some of us are looking to pick up new hobbies — or new books. We asked a trio of book lovers to share their picks.
Highland Park Resident Describes Experience Living With COVID-19
Mar 30, 2020 | Nicole Cardos
Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have described a range of symptoms, and they’ve lived with a fear of spreading the illness to their family and friends. A Chicago-area resident shares her story.
Host of New Series ‘Flavor of Poland’ Talks Polish Cuisine, Paczki
Feb 25, 2020 | Nicole Cardos
If there’s one thing Aleksandra August hopes viewers take away from her new show “Flavor of Poland,” it’s that they learn something more about the country than its offerings of pierogi and kielbasa.
UChicago Stamp Collection Sheds Light on Everyday Life in North Korea
Feb 3, 2020 | Nicole Cardos
A new collection of 2,000 stamps at the University of Chicago offers a unique look at North Korea. We stopped by the Regenstein Library to see it – and meet the librarian who acquired it.
Need a Drill? A Sewing Machine? New Chicago Tool Library Ready to Lend
Jan 13, 2020 | Nicole Cardos
There’s a new library in Chicago and it’s stocked with pretty much everything except books. We visit the Chicago Tool Library in Bridgeport.
12 Book Suggestions for Cozy Winter Nights
Dec 23, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
If you find yourself snowed in this winter (or you just feel like hibernating by the fire), how about reaching for a good book? Three book lovers join us with their top picks.
NYT Reporters Reveal New Details in ‘The Education of Brett Kavanaugh’
Nov 19, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
A new book from reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly offers a detailed look at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh a year after his tumultuous Senate testimony.
Report: 46 Illinois Hospitals Earn Grade ‘A’ in Patient Safety, 4 Earn ‘D’
Nov 7, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
As many as 440,000 people die every year from preventable mistakes in hospitals, according to national nonprofit The Leapfrog Group. How Illinois hospitals are performing.
Oak Park Record Store Val’s Halla Closing its Doors Nov. 30
Nov 5, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
A legendary record store is closing at the end of the month. We revisit our portrait of this one-of-a-kind shop opened by Val Camilletti in 1972.
Evanston Native Shares How She Helped Break Harvey Weinstein Story
Oct 15, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
In a new book, New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor detail how they uncovered allegations of sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein. Twohey, an Evanston native, joins us in discussion.
UChicago Podcast Strives to Bridge the Civil-Military Divide
Sep 5, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
How much do service members and civilians interact? Some say not enough. But a new podcast out of the University of Chicago aims to change that.
Social Worker Shares Intimate Stories from Chicago’s Mental Health System
Sep 3, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
What is the connection between mental health, trauma and Chicago’s high homicide rate? A new book by Jonathan Foiles aims to answer that question.
New Community Garden Aims to Shed Light on Urban Indians
Aug 7, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
The First Nations Garden in Albany Park was created by the American Indian Center and the Chi-Nations Youth Council in partnership with the city of Chicago. “It’s become a beacon for native people,” said 17-year-old Adrien Pochel.
Psychiatrist Dr. Carl Bell Dead at 71
Aug 2, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Dr. Carl Bell, who grew up on Chicago’s South Side, was a national leader in treating childhood trauma resulting from violence.
Meet Three of Chicago’s Social Media Influencers
Jul 11, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
It’s a brave new world out there, and one fast-growing career is that of “social media influencer.” We talk with three Chicago-based influencers to find out just what they do.
Summer Reading List 2019: New and Old Books to Explore
Jul 3, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Summer in Chicago: There never seems to be enough of it, especially with so many things to do – and read. Need a good recommendation? Here are 15 wide-ranging options from three Chicago authors.
Search: Chicago Property Tax Increases and Decreases by Ward
Jul 3, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Property taxes are on the rise in many parts of the city, and homeowners will soon get specifics on those hikes in the mail. See ward-by-ward changes for single-family homes across Chicago.
Pension Payment: Analysts on Outlook for State-Controlled Pension System
Jul 1, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
If Chicago wants to ease its pension problems, it’ll need $1 billion in new taxes over the next three years. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot reportedly has another plan up her sleeve.
What Could Reparations for Black Americans Look Like?
Jun 25, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Although the idea behind reparations is “as old as slavery,” it’s gaining more traction than ever before, said Alvin Tillery, a political science professor at Northwestern University.
Question of Balance: Analysts Talk State Budget, Pension Reform
Jun 19, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Does Illinois really have a balanced budget? Local analysts weigh in.
In ‘Soulless,’ Jim DeRogatis Details ‘The Case Against R. Kelly’
Jun 12, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Intimate details about R. Kelly are uncovered in a new book. Jim DeRogatis, the reporter who’s been following the singer for years, discusses “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Violence, a Chicago Casino and Ald. Ed Burke
Jun 10, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Did the Chicago police union instruct cops not to police during the violent Memorial Day weekend? Mayor Lori Lightfoot clarifies a rumor she says she heard in this wide-ranging, one-on-one interview.