📰 2022 in review: News and Politics

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All power to the people 

A conversation with members of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party
by Debbie-Marie Brown

ICYMI: News & Politics

“Free the Reader!”
Staffers picketed Reader co-owner Leonard C. Goodman’s Lakeview home in support of the city’s oldest free alt-weekly.
by Elly BoesGrace Del Vecchio and 14 East Magazine

‘All I feel is loss’
After nearly two years on electronic monitoring, Jeremey “Mohawk” Johnson’s ankle bracelet is finally off.

by Leor Galil

On the south side, a quest to keep Black baseball alive
As the game’s popularity declines nationwide, the Morgan Park Mustangs are a beacon for the future of the sport.

by Matthew Ritchie

Up in smoke
Black-owned small businesses are still losing out on “social equity” cannabis dispensary licenses.

by Debbie-Marie Brown

Tough calls
When the police bring too many risks with them, where can you turn in a crisis?

by Katie Prout

The unsung women healing Chicago
In communities reeling from gun violence, Black women caregivers are doing work that is often unpaid, undervalued, and hidden from public view.

by Justin Agrelo

Just like we told you
The Bears finally make their play for public money to build their private stadium.
by Ben Joravsky

A farewell to the A.V. Club
The Chicago-based pop culture site moves to Los Angeles, leaving many worried about its fate.

by Kelly Garcia

Chicago police pistol-whipped suspect in brutal 2017 arrest
Last year, COPA recommended three of the officers involved be fired. They still haven’t been.

by Jim Daley

Bigger than basketball
The WNBA season is over. Brittney Griner remains in a Russian prison. What’s next?

by Maya Goldberg-Safir

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Issue of
Dec. 22, 2022 –
Jan. 11, 2023
Vol. 52, No. 6

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