Ald. Ed Burke sports a straw hat for the memorial service marking the 100th anniversary of the Eastland disaster in summer 2015. Ted Cox/DNAinfo

Just Quit Now, Mayor Lightfoot Tells Ed Burke After He’s Indicted Under Racketeering Law Used Against Mobsters And Gangs

The feds hit the recently reelected alderman with harsher charges and revealed new taped conversations between him and former Ald. Danny Solis, who wore a wire.

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The Birds, The Bees And Consent: How One Chicago Classroom Navigates Evolving Sexual Education

After the revelation of widespread abuse in Chicago Public Schools, more schools are teaching the meaning and practice of consent.

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Can Art Revive South Chicago? These Artists Are Trying To Infuse New Life Into The Neighborhood

Devastated by the downturn of the steel industry, artists are working to revitalize South Chicago by transforming vacant buildings into art studios.