River West news

Chicago native writes play about hip-hop music

Inspired by music he heard growing up in public housing, artist writes play that reminds his generation about their culture. "It's about falling back in love with yourself," he says.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Cabrini Connections links public housing kids and professionals

The program matches kids from Cabrini Green with volunteer professionals. The kids get help with their homework and also connect with caring adults. The adults learn about the challenges of growing up in public housing.

almost 7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Teatro Luna paints unvarnished portrait of Latina life

Teatro Luna, born out of its founders frustration at finding too few good roles for Latina actresses, specializes in sketches pulled from real life. Their approach is connecting with audiences in new ways.

over 7 years ago | Cassandra Harlan