Catalyst founder Linda Lenz began covering Chicago schools in 1978 as a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. She left in 1989 to create this issues-oriented publication. Here she puts key developments in perspective and talks about what's changed in the past 25 years.
Community Renewal Society (CRS) hosted its 133rd Annual Membership Assembly on Saturday, October 3, 2015. During this time, CRS’ member congregations voted on the 2015-2016 Platform for Renewal, elected board members, and recognized individuals and a congregation that have made exceptional contributions to our work over the last year.
Demand that our elected officials fight for good jobs and housing for Westside residents. The Westside Community Benefits Coalition is calling for a Community Benefits Agreement with the developers of the Gateway Development Project and Cook County Hospital Redevelopment in the Illinois Medical District.
It was an image retired Cook County Judge Andrew Berman couldn't forget. The footage from the dashcam of a police cruiser captured a Chicago police officer firing more than a dozen times into a car full of black teenagers...