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It Isn’t Easy Voting Greennew

Pro-environment talk is cheap. Which of Chicago's mayoral candidates will back it up?
Chicago Reader  |  Kari Lydersen  |  02-17-2011  |  Elections

Is it Too Easy to Clobber a Cabbie in Chicago?new

Walid Ziada's fellow cabbies say his attackers are getting off lightly -- despite a new Illinois law intended to protect taxi drivers.
Chicago Reader  |  Kari Lydersen  |  10-19-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Did an Army-Issue Antimalarial Drug Drive a Solider to Suicide?new

Criticism of the military's use of Lariam has continued to build since John Torres' death. "If it predisposes you to paranoia, anger, psychosis, is it appropriate to expose a company of people with automatic weapons?" army doctor Remington Nevin wonders.
Chicago Reader  |  Kari Lydersen  |  09-28-2009  |  War

The Browning of the Green Partynew

Despite conflict between environmentalists and the immigrants' rights movement, congressional candidate Omar Lopez thinks the Greens could supplant the Democrats as Latinos' party of choice.
Chicago Reader  |  Kari Lydersen  |  08-18-2008  |  Politics

Murder on Sheppard Air Force Base?new

Four months ago Blanca Luna was found stabbed to death in her room on the base. Her family still doesn't know who killed her or why -- or what the military knows about it.
Chicago Reader  |  Kari Lydersen  |  07-07-2008  |  War

Sitting on a Motorcycle While Latinonew

Ernesto Cruz says two cops told him they were taking him in because he was illegal -- but that would be illegal.
Chicago Reader  |  Kari Lydersen  |  12-04-2006  |  Immigration

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