Skyler Aikerson is a freelance reporter based in Chicago and a former In These Times intern.
“It’s Time for Generational Change”: Why Progressive Challenger Kina Collins Is Taking on a 25-Year Incumbent
Collins is mounting a rematch for Congress against Rep. Danny K. Davis in the Chicago area—while confronting the Democratic Party establishment.
St. Louis’s Movement-Backed Mayor Promised to Close an Infamous Jail. What’s the Hold Up?
Mayor Tishaura Jones, who took office in April 2021, promised to empty the jail known as "the Workhouse" within the first 100 days of her tenure.
Activists Say Lori Lightfoot Is Not Meeting Their Demands to Protect Immigrants
Chicago's new mayor is refusing to shut down the city's infamous gang database, despite concerns that it makes residents more vulnerable to ICE.