Music

Mike Kirkpatrick, a Chicago-based composer, producer and musician, died Aug. 27 at 65 of colon cancer at his home in Rogers Park, just over a mile north of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. He was part …

Music

Justin Townes Earle — an Americana artist, former Rogers Park resident and son of Grammy-award-winning artist Steve Earle — died Aug. 23 at age 38. His death was announced in a post on his Facebook …

Arts & Entertainment

This is the first installment of The Phoenix’s monthly playlist series — a line of articles where Phoenix editors make Spotify playlists of the best new music each month and then select some of their …

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment has become a useful tool for passing the increasing amount of days spent stuck inside during the COVID-19 pandemic. Television shows, podcasts and livestream concerts have rescued us time and time again from the …

Arts & Entertainment

In 2018, 66-year-old Deborah Danner, a mentally ill woman, was shot and killed by a New York City police sergeant after he interrupted talks between Danner and medical professionals — who had just convinced her …

News

Resolutions to create a commission — which would determine ways to make amends for inequalities that have come as a result of systematic racism for Chicagoans descended from slaves — and to designate Juneteenth as …

News

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced June 11 she will work with Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and a legal team to draft legislation that would require police officers to be licensed for their jobs, similar to …

News

Protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody have now filled Chicago’s streets for more than a week, forcing city legislators to respond to the protester’s demands. Thousands of protesters gathered once …