Ten stories our readers kept coming back to.
Tracing water, memory and change through Black experiences along and near Route 65.
Photos from the Chicago Teachers Union strike.
An excerpt from "The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook."
In the last fifty years, loss of coal industry and frequent flooding have driven people out of Sharpsburg, Ohio. But not everyone is ready to leave.
Photos of key sites and commemorative events on the 100th anniversary of Eugene Williams's murder.
Thousands gathered in Chicago's Daley Plaza to protest migrant imprisonment and planned ICE raids in major U.S. cities.
In southern Illinois, one community’s complex relationship with the industry on display.
The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival and the art of paying attention.
“While this is a space for Native people to use, to heal our traumas...[it's also] a space so we can outreach to the greater Chicago community."
Scenes from the city’s historic food and culture hub.
A photo essay from Jacob’s Ladder, a residential addiction recovery program in the rural community of Aurora, West Virginia.