Chicago Designer Creates Clothing for Children with Sensory Disorders
Former real estate agent Dina Lewis moved from New York City to Chicago in 2018. Soon after, she decided to pursue a professional endeavor that was personal to her: designing clothing for kids with special sensory needs. We visited the design studio of Minor Details to learn more.
Fractured Chicago Gangs Lead to Anarchic Culture of Violence
As gangs were targeted by police and federal authorities using anti-racketeering laws from the 1970s onward, many gang leaders were incarcerated in federal prisons. That left behind a more fractured and anarchic gang culture, say gang experts.
Ex-Cop Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case
Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.
April 20, 2021 - Full Show
Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murder. City Council debates police reform. Combating misinformation on social media. Music venues prepare to reopen. And Technicolor textiles at the Art Institute.
Bisa Butler’s Quilted Portraits Glimpse ‘How Black People Would Like to Be Seen’
History, music and photography are all stitched together in a show at the Art Institute of Chicago. We visit the pandemic-delayed exhibition “Bisa Butler: Portraits” to get the story behind these Technicolor textiles.
Aldermen Relieved After Ex-Cop Convicted of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case
Four aldermen say the guilty verdicts will likely avert large protests and civil unrest in Chicago — while acknowledging they have much more work to do to reform the Chicago Police Department, particularly in the wake of the police shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
News Educators Say Journalists Should ‘Slow Down’ on Social Media
Unfounded rumors erupted on social media over the weekend about the alleged resignation of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. We talk about how rumors spread on social media and how journalists should cover them.
Chicago Music Venues Try to Stay Afloat Despite Bungled Federal Aid Rollout
A recent bungled federal aid rollout worth 16 billion dollars for music venues and theaters across the country is adding more strain to a stressful situation.
Lightfoot Says City is Prepared for Chauvin Verdict: ‘Don’t Test Us’
Chicago is prepared to handle protests and unrest that might be triggered by the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday. “Don’t test us, because we are ready,” she said.
Child Welfare Organization Says Race Equity Practice Works
Lutheran Child and Family Services says its anti-racism approach has made a big difference in outcomes for the children they serve.
Transit Ridership Expected to Rebound, But Telecommuting Could Drive Big Shifts: RTA Report
People who have stayed away from public transit because of the coronavirus pandemic say they expect to return to buses and trains, but the shift toward working from home is likely to change when, why and how often people ride, according to a just-released survey.
High Schoolers Return to Classrooms Monday After CPS, CTU Reach Deal
The fourth quarter of the school year has begun for Chicago Public Schools. And on Monday, nearly 26,000 high school students were expected to return to their classrooms to resume in-person learning for the first time in more than a year.
Community Organizations Call for Investment in Little Village
Protesters took to the streets this weekend — both in Little Village and other parts of the city — after the Civilian Office of Police Accountability released videos of the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. We speak with neighborhood organizations working to help residents.
Murder Case Against Ex-Cop in Floyd’s Death Goes to the Jury
The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the harrowing video of Chauvin with his knee on the Black man’s neck.
Crain’s Headlines: New Foxconn Deal Cuts Billions in Tax Breaks
A new deal for a facility for electronics maker Foxconn is in its final stages. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details on that story and more.