Reporter’s Notebook: Covering abortion from Illinois

By Julia Rendleman When the Dobbs decision was handed down at the end of June 2022, reversing nearly 50 years of abortion access in this country, I was living in Richmond, Virginia working as a freelance photojournalist. I had recently accepted a new job back in my hometown of Carbondale, Illinois, and I knew Illinois

St. Louis studies Evanston’s pioneering approach to reparations

By Elizabeth Tharakan When the St. Louis Reparations Commission presented its first proposal last week to begin to address systemic racial discrimination against Black residents of the city , it drew on pioneering reparations programs in California and in the Chicago suburb of Evanson, which has already disturbed more than $1 million in funds since