Family: Slain teen Michael Bloodson enjoyed arts, technology

By Emily Gray Brosious | Originally published at Homicide Watch Chicago | Nov. 20, 2014

Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy student Michael Faheem Bloodson recently developed a passion for glassblowing.

Bloodson, 17, was shot in head in the 3900 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood about 3 p.m. Sept. 13, authorities said. He died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County less than an hour later.

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Dill Pickle’s Cooperative Spirit

By John Zaccari and Emily Brosious | Originally published at The Red Line Project |

Nov. 18, 2014

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You walk into a local grocery store and notice customers unpacking boxes with staff members. Employees run through future orders with customers. This isn’t the Twilight Zone. This is a community cooperative.

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Analysis: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Rauner Party

By Emily Brosious and Qudsiya Suddiki | Originally published at The Red Line Project | Nov. 5, 2014

The Illinois governor’s race results weren’t called until nearly midnight, but two things were clear right away on Tuesday night — there would be no free drinks and no free Wi-Fi access at Bruce Rauner’s election-night party.

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