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In Chicago, Protests Erupt After Police Shot A 20-Year-Old Black Man

In Chicago, Protests Erupt After Police Shot A 20-Year-Old Black Man

As protests continued in the streets, police later deployed pepper spray on growing crowds, and some 400 officers were eventually deployed downtown in response to the size and intensity of the demonstration. During the Monday morning press conference, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that the protests downtown had included instances of “brazen and extensive criminal looting…
A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $230,961 Salary

A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $230,961 Salary

Occupation: Associate General CounselIndustry: HealthcareAge: 36Location: Chicago, ILSalary: $230,961.28 (plus $23,000-$46,000 annual bonus)Net Worth: approx. $455,000, which includes investments (i.e., IRA, 403(b), and additional investment accounts), savings, and real estate and no debtDebt: $0 (thanks to scholarships for college and law school and aggressive repayment of comparatively low law school debt)Paycheck Amount (biweekly): $5,225 (after…
A Week In The Chicago Suburbs, IL, On A $43,000 Salary

A Week In The Chicago Suburbs, IL, On A $43,000 Salary

8 a.m. — Thank god I got another hour. I drag myself out of bed and head to my trusty best friend the Keurig K-Cafe. I decide this morning I want an iced latte but don't want to go to Starbucks. COVID-19 has made it difficult for me to justify going there all the time.…
A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $105,000 Salary

A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $105,000 Salary

11 a.m. — When N. is finally awake, we make brunch (breakfast tacos) and put away the laundry that's been sitting in our dryer all week. Once that's done, we gear up for a trip to Trader Joe's. We spend about half an hour figuring out our meal plan for the next week and developing…
A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $80,000 Salary

A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $80,000 Salary

4 p.m. — I wake up and realize I'm mostly out of food, so I walk the mile and a half to Whole Foods (with a mask on) and buy my usual staples (greens, tofu, peppers, sweet potatoes, coffee, almond milk, lentil pasta, berries, goat cheese, salmon, some snacks, wine, and two fun-looking cauliflower pizza…
A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $42,000 Salary

A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $42,000 Salary

8 a.m. — Walk to the grocery store because I am almost out of coffee YIKES! There are lots of empty shelves (#toiletpaper) but I grab a few avocados, peppers, mushrooms, quinoa, eggs, turkey sausage, spinach, Special K breakfast sandwiches, coffee, tea, veggie chips, cat food, a cheese plate and crackers, salmon, a frozen pizza,…
Judy Chicago Designed Dior’s Runway To Look Like A Birth Canal

Judy Chicago Designed Dior’s Runway To Look Like A Birth Canal

“The collection's key motifs — wholesome, golden ears of wheat — recall the unstoppable creative force of women,” the Instagram post continued. Another one detailed how Chiuri updated Dior’s iconic “Bar” jacket by tricking out tailored looks in “precious metal shades and draping worthy of a goddess.” With a finale dress that incorporated a sequined…
The 11-day teachers strike in Chicago paid off

The 11-day teachers strike in Chicago paid off

Thousands of Chicago public school teachers are back in class. Teachers returned to school Friday after going on strike for 11 days. They had picketed in the snow and rain until union leaders and city officials struck a deal to raise teacher pay and to put a social worker and nurse in each school. Some…
Vox Sentences: School’s still out in Chicago

Vox Sentences: School’s still out in Chicago

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. CTU workers stand strong on the picket lines A strike by the Chicago Teachers Union enters its fifth day…
A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $137,312 Salary

A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $137,312 Salary

7:30 a.m. — Wake up reluctantly. I kettle to boil water for my instant coffee, an anathema to many Americans, but whatever, I live for it. I check Slack on my work phone while brushing my teeth. Nothing pressing, so I leisurely finish getting ready while listening to NPR's Up First and Marketplace podcasts (and…

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