Partywatcher honors his Dominican roots with his first all-Spanish release

For seven years, Chicago musician Jochy Saldivar has been releasing suave R&B-inflected pop as Partywatcher, and this Friday he drops the EP El Tipo, his first release sung entirely in Spanish. The new EP also breaks stylistically from Partywatcher’s 2022 EP, Moreno, which leans heavily on 80s synth pop dosed with reggaeton; by contrast, El […]

City invests in cultural programming with $1 million in grants to Chicago organizations

Children show their support for Uhuru Shule Cooperative, a Bronzeville workshop program that is one of 27 grantees in the Neighborhood Access Program. Amirah Rahman Community organizations and artists on Chicago’s West and South Sides will be getting a boost for cultural arts programming, thanks to $1 million in city grants. The Department of Cultural […]

Judge overturns murder conviction that was based on eyewitness who was legally blind

Darien Harris Illinois Department of Correction A Cook County judge on Tuesday overturned a murder conviction that was based in part on the testimony of a witness who was legally blind. But Darien Harris will remain in jail because prosecutors said they plan to try him again. Harris, 30, has spent the last 12 years […]