Alison Martin

Audience engagement specialist

Alison Martin is an audience engagement specialist at the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Nazi invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939 marked the beginning of World War II. Here’s how Chicagoans reacted to the news.
A prominent physician and advocate for Chicago’s Mexican American community, Prieto worked hard to make health care available to the city’s Spanish-speaking residents. He died Aug. 21, 2001.
Long live the King — Elvis Presley’s unexpected death on Aug. 16, 1977 led to an outpouring of love from Chicagoans.
The former R&B star is set to go to trial in Chicago — again — on Aug. 15. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening and why.
The Chicago publisher became one of the most prominent voices in the city as his magazines celebrating the Black community, Ebony and Jet, reached untold heights. Here’s how he did it.
Here’s a look at the history of the case against R. Kelly, including the original coverage in the Chicago Sun-Times leading up to his first trial and subsequent trials.
The R&B singer will face another Chicago jury on Aug. 15, 2022. Here’s who he is and who else will be in the courtroom throughout the trial.
Original reporting on R. Kelly from the Chicago Sun-Times has been republished just before the R&B star goes back to court in August 2022.
On Aug. 5, 1964, authorities located the murdered bodies of James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner — three Freedom Summer workers in Meridian, Miss. — in a shallow grave in nearby Philadelphia, Miss. Here’s how the Chicago Daily News covered the tragedy.