Abraham Lincoln was a man of many talents, but interior design was not one of them. At his home in Springfield, Illinois, his bed is covered in a quilt with alternating red stripes and blue squares. The rug on the floor has stripes of red, green, and blue running in the opposite direction.
Despite the NCAA ban on ‘hostile’ Native American mascots, Chief Illinewek still reigns at U. Illinois
By Jonathan Foiles Chief Illiniwek, former longtime official mascot of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Fighting Illini, last made [...]
Illinois gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives shows that, ahead of the 2018 Midterms, Trumpism is still thriving in the suburbs
By Jonathan Foiles The ad opens on a group of disparate individuals thanking Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. Each then gets [...]
Facing a Mental Health Care System Gutted by Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Residents Plagued by Gun Violence Are Opting To Fund Their Own Clinics
By Jonathan Foiles Photo by Sebastián Hidalgo for The Chicago Reporter When I met Anthony more than two years ago, [...]
America’s History Of Racial Violence Is Not Just A Southern Issue. The Midwest Needs To Come To Terms, Too.
On June 1, 1893, two local white women, a Mrs. Dill and a Mrs. William Vest, had reported that they were raped by an African-American man. Bands of white men roamed through the streets and fields, intending to lynch the perpetrator.