Singer-songwriter R. Kelly is currently facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four different victims, three of whom were underage when the alleged crimes took place, but allegations about him and underage girls have persisted for two decades. During that time, Chicago … Read More... about Chicago media outlets ignored R. Kelly story for decades. We try to understand why.
Managing a newsroom seems to come as easily to Mary J. Koester as carrying 100-pound weights up mountains, running half-marathons or scaling 110 stories of stairs. Koester, the 35-year-old managing editor and editor of North County News in Red Bud in Southern Illinois, was just named to Editor & Publisher’s 25 Under 35 list for […]
On election night in late February in the East Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, about 100 supporters and family members of mayoral candidate Amara Enyia gathered on the first floor of the Blue Lacuna workspace to wait for the results. Even though Enyia was a long shot candidate in a race that ultimately produced Chicago’s first […]