As part of our Last Word series, mobility equity activist Oboi Reed on transportation infrastructure and a safer Chicago. (WTTW News)

Chicagoans are fortunate to have many options for moving about the city — from cars, buses and trains to bikes, scooters, and our own two feet. But the infrastructure for those transportation methods is not offered in equal measure to all of Chicago's communities.

 A key part of the Chicago Sky’s championship success was Candace Parker. She came back to her hometown and led the Sky to the top. (Courtesy WNBA).

The Chicago Sky has won the franchise’s first WNBA title. A key part of that success was Candace Parker. She came back to her hometown and led the Sky to the top. We visited the place where Parker's ascent began: her former high school, Naperville Central.

Joe Guzman and his organization Chicago Astronomer host free skygazing events all over the city to connect people to the cosmos. (WTTW News)

Chicago at night is a dazzling sight — but the skyline and streetlamps that light up our evenings also make it harder to see the natural wonders of the night sky. Still, Chicago Astronomer founder Joe Guzman, better known as Astro Joe, says there’s plenty to see — you just need to know how to look.

Novelist and Humboldt Park native Marisel Vera gives la ultima palabra on what she says has to be done to save Puerto Rico’s future. (WTTW News)
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The Humboldt Park native and author of “The Taste of Sugar” gives us the last word on giving Puerto Rico a brighter future.

Dion Dawson, founder and executive director of Dion’s Chicago Dream, speaks with WTTW News.

The founder and executive director of Dion’s Chicago Dream talks about the importance of providing fresh, quality produce to fight food insecurity — and the lessons nonprofits should be learning from the pandemic.

National Louis University School of Business Dean Ignacio Lopez gives us la ultima palabra on why he says supporting Latino entrepreneurship can boost America's good fortunes. (WTTW News)

A business school dean gives us the last word on supporting Latino entrepreneurs — and how that can benefit all Americans.

Christopher LeMark gives “Black Voices” the last word on mental health services. (WTTW News)

The founder of the organization Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health gives us the last word on making mental health therapy normal — and accessible — for everyone who needs it.

Author and Englewood native Steven Rogers gives The Last Word on “Black Voices.” (WTTW News)

The retired Harvard Business School professor and Englewood native talks about some of the ideas in his new book, “A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues: What You Can Do Right Now to Help the Black Community.”

Kameron Stanton and Chevon Linear give us the last word on “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices.” (WTTW News)

Meet travel enthusiasts Chevon Linear and Kameron Stanton who are using TikTok to encourage Black people to explore the outdoors. 

Rashod Johnson gives us the last word on “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices.” (WTTW News)

The CEO of local engineering firm Ardmore Roderick tells us what he thinks the city should do to help Chicago’s small businesses.

The founders of Lolita’s Bodega in Humboldt Park say residents have more power than they think — and it’s in their pockets. (WTTW News)

The forces of gentrification can make people being priced out of their neighborhoods feel powerless. But the founders of Lolita’s Bodega in Humboldt Park say residents have more power than they think.

Chicagoans Isabela Ávila and Francisco Villaseñor give us la ultima palabra on how they say anyone – even teenagers – can create the change they want to see in their communities. (WTTW News)

Chicago high school students Isabela Ávila and Francisco Villaseñor give us the last word on creating meaningful change in local communities.

Chrystal Whitfield gives us The Last Word. (WTTW News)

The creator of an Englewood community garden talks about the healing power of growing food as part of our ongoing series.

Local mom and children’s book author Letty Belmares gives la ultima palabra on what she sees as the value of mothers to society. (courtesy Letty Belmares)

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, but one group in particular has had an especially heavy lift: mothers, who have taken on the majority of caregiving responsibilities over the last year.

Rachel Gonzalez (WTTW News)

The violinist and bank-teller-turned-software-engineer talks about making career changes during the pandemic. 

Shermann Thomas (WTTW News)

Urban historian Shermann “Dilla” Thomas gives us the last word on how knowing the city’s past can change the energy of its future.