Chicago mayor’s exclusion of white reporters is polarizing, but understandable

BY: - June 10, 2021

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot landed in a maelstrom of controversy last month when she said she would allow only “journalists of color” to interview her for pieces about her first two years in office. Fox News provocateur Tucker Carlson called Lightfoot a “racist” and a “monster” when he learned of the mayor’s position. A conservative […]

Amtrak proposes expansion to Iowa City, but state still has no funding

BY: - April 7, 2021

Decades-long efforts to expand high-speed train service across Iowa appear to be sidetracked despite Amtrak’s plan to serve Iowa City.  Amtrak’s CEO recently released a long-range plan map that included a link from the Quad-Cities to Iowa City. That is part of a Chicago-to-Omaha route, envisioned since at least 1996, that also would pass through […]