Chicago Reader | Issue Archives | Apr 21, 1988
  • Issue of
  • Apr 21-27, 1988
  • Vol. 17, No. 27

Arts & Culture

News & Politics

  • Feature
  • A Fire in the Family

    Laverne Williams, 19, died in a fire in her west-side apartment on January 27. She saved her son Derrick, 3, and her daughter Delina, 1, before succumbing. She is survived by her mother Glo, her twin sister Lavette, and a large extended family.
  • Essay
  • Local Color: A Night in Court

    One after another the prisoners file in, and just as quickly out, as the paperwork flutters furiously from hand to pen to stapler to pen to hand to pile. . .