How Political Intrigue Means that Chicago’s Far South Side is Still Waiting for a Connection to Downtown – Promised in the 60s.

By Linus Hoeller, Northwestern University Few Chicagoans can remember a time before the promises of a southward extension of the city’s public transportation backbone, the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line. However, none has seen it go beyond a mere promise. Decades have passed since the idea of extending the Red Line, going from the Northern…

Nuclear-armed and with Millions in Poverty: Former British Colony at the Brink of Collapse

Linus HoellerNorthwestern UniversityReporting on the ground from the nation’s third-largest city, Chicago Nearly three weeks after an eventful election in the former British colony known formally as the United States of America, the incumbent far-right president D. Trump has yet to concede to his victorious centrist challenger J. Biden, calling about an unprecedented democratic crisis….

Unrest & Protests across the U.S. as outrage over George Floyd Police Killing escalates: an Overview

Protests and riots erupted in countless U.S. cities for the fourth night following the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed, black American. One of the police officers involved in the killing, who had been seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck while he begged for forgiveness and said “I can’t breathe,” has since been charged with third-degree…