America’s Biggest Museums Fail to Return Native American Human Remains
A 1990 federal law called for remains to be returned to descendants or tribal nations. Why haven’t these been?
‘We’ve Let The Worst Happen’: Reflecting On 400,000 Dead
A check-in with ProPublica health care reporter Caroline Chen on the toll COVID-19 has taken on the country and what to expect from a new president.
Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready.
Insurrectionists made no effort to hide their intentions, but law enforcement protecting Congress was caught flat-footed.
Slavery Existed In Illinois, But Schools Don’t Always Teach That History
Schools often teach the Civil War in terms of “free states” and “slave states.” Illinois complicates those definitions. We spoke with a historian and high school teacher about slavery’s legacy in Illinois.
Rural Counties Consider an Alternative Type of Social Distancing — Kicking Chicago Out of Illinois
In counties where COVID-19 has yet to hit, a timeless topic is flaring up again: Would Illinois be better off without Chicago?