Teresa Albano


Teresa Albano is a freelance writer and lifelong activist who loves to swim. Born and raised in the Chicago, Teresa’s first political campaign experience was in 1983 volunteering for Harold Washington in his successful run for mayor. After moving to the Bronx, N.Y., in 1988, she worked as a youth and community organizer, journalist, communications director and mother of two terrific kids. She joined the staff of People’s World newspaper in 2000 and became its first woman editor-in-chief, 2003-2010, leading the transition from weekly print newspaper to daily news website and establishing the publication's social media presence. She has covered political, labor and social justice issues, traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad, including India, Cuba, Angola, Italy, and to Paris to cover the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. An award-winning journalist, Teresa has been honored for her writing by International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Woman’s Press Association.

After two-and-a-half years of community-labor organizing, the City Council adopted the broadest “fair workweek” ordinance in the country. Read more


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Daniel Lobo

A gaggle of far-right MAGA men showed up at a Chicago church to protest its immigrant rights work. Bad decision. Read more



Charles Edward Miller

It has become an article of faith that the way to deal with daily abuses of power by police officers is through training and retraining. But training without substantial accountability could equal more militarized, and more lethal police. Read more


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Jet Lowe

As they prepare for inauguration, an eager freshman class of alderpersons tackle the city’s escalating crisis. Read more