Uptown Activists, Homeless Confront Alderman at Home and Work

November 17, 2015 By Harry Huggins, for Medill Social Justice News Nexus Activists joined homeless residents of Uptown the evening of Nov. 9 to protest police treatment of people living in the nearby tent city. Protesters marched from the enclave off Wilson Avenue and Lake Shore Drive to Alderman James Cappleman’s house, shouting chants and… Continue reading Uptown Activists, Homeless Confront Alderman at Home and Work

Addressing Police Chiefs, President Obama Demands Gun Laws and Criminal Justice Reforms

By Harry Huggins October 27, 2015 for Medill News Service President Barack Obama called for wide-ranging reforms in gun control laws and criminal justice policies Tuesday, speaking to an international gathering of law enforcement leaders in Chicago. “Police officers often see America at its worst,” Obama said. “But I want you to know that in… Continue reading Addressing Police Chiefs, President Obama Demands Gun Laws and Criminal Justice Reforms

Edgewater’s Art Scene Flourishes As Artemisia Joins An Impressive List Of Local Theaters

Thursday, September 10, 2015 By Harry Huggins Artemisia, a theater company for female-driven plays, will host its annual Fall Festival of free staged readings in Edgewater this year at the Frontier/Jackalope Theater. In bringing its feminist and democratic play production system to the area, Artemisia joins a recent wave of socially conscious theater groups moving… Continue reading Edgewater’s Art Scene Flourishes As Artemisia Joins An Impressive List Of Local Theaters