Family of slain Little Village woman has gotten donations from many. But they need more of us to show they care.
MITCHELL: Neal is passionate about books because he sees reading as one way to reduce the violence that plagues too many neighborhoods.
The 14 years and $1.2 million it took to make the new PBS documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” on playwright Lorraine Hansberry was well worth it.
Last week, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate accused the mayor of being behind a “strategic gentrification plan” to push blacks out of Chicago.
Oprah’s phenomenally inspirational, and after a year of being bombarded with pompous tweets and nasty threats, Americans could use some inspiration.
Kennedy doesn’t need conspiracy theories to make his point that Chicago remains divided by race and class. He could have stuck with the facts.
And now a federal judge has ordered the city to pay another $5.57 million to Fields’ lawyers.
The characters will resonate with Chicagoans, particularly those of us who grew up on the South and West Sides, because they are real.
Now that addiction has moved from poor neighborhoods to Middle America in the form of opioid painkillers, the public response has a different tone.
Both of Andrea Raila’s Democratic opponents for Cook County assessor – Joe Berrios and Fritz Kaegi – are challenging her nominating petitions.
His drug of choice was crack. But on Sept. 29, while locked up in Cook County Jail, Phelan died of a fentanyl overdose.
MITCHELL: Suspended PBS host Tavis Smiley likes a good fight. And I suspect he will launch a vigorous defense over sexual misconduct allegations.
Jackson will need the patience of a saint to deal with the black community’s distrust of the Chicago Public School system leadership.
Some of the parcels are vacant or bank foreclosures, many of the homes are occupied by senior citizens who may be unable to pay the taxes.
MITCHELL: Despite outreach efforts, too many taxpayers are still prey for tax buyers.