Rufus Carson was charged in an August 2018 rape and beating that left an 18-year-old woman hospitalized in serious condition with severe facial fractures.Alisa Hauser / Chicago Police Department

West Town Neighbors Rally Behind Victim Of Brutal Rape, Start GoFundMe To Help With Her Recovery

The man accused of raping a West Town woman and leaving her for dead was out on bond for alleged sexual exploitation of a child, a court advocate said.

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Left Out of Federal Benefits, Undocumented Immigrants Are Running Out of Options

As debate rages in Washington, undocumented immigrants fear that federal relief may never come. Southwest Side community organizers see a need for systemic change.

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South Side Bike Rides Creating New Form Of Activism, Solidarity And Positivity For Black Cyclists

"Bike riding is an outward display of power, an outward display of freedom," one community organizer said.

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Illinois Extends Unemployment Benefits By 20 Weeks As Workers Struggle During Pandemic

People who have already gone through the typical 26 weeks of unemployment benefits can get the extension.