Activist Tree Brown has had to use a wheelchair since he was shot in July 2012, but it's broken down and causes him pain.GoodKids MadCity/Twitter

This West Side Activist Was Paralyzed By A Shooting — Now Fellow Organizers Are Fundraising To Get Him A New Wheelchair

Tree Brown, 25, lives in constant pain because his wheelchair is severely broken, but he still dedicates much of his time to trying to end violence in Chicago.

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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.