Esther Yoon-Ji Kang
Previously, she was the communications manager for the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. Before her time at the IOP, Esther was an editor at Chicago magazine, where she reported, wrote, edited, photographed, designed and produced award-winning stories for the website and print magazine. Prior to Chicago magazine, she worked as a breaking news producer for the Tribune Company. Aside from her work on the web, Esther has covered the Chicago Public Schools and juvenile court beats and has written for various publications. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the journalism school.
Born in South Korea, she grew up in Paraguay and the Washington, D.C., area. She lives in Chicago with her family.
Stories by Esther Yoon-Ji Kang
Pam’s reception desk, Dwight’s stapler in Jell-O and Michael’s “World’s Best Boss” mug are all on display at the interactive museum in Chicago.
In the past decade, Chicago’s 20 majority-white neighborhoods swelled as majority-Black neighborhoods, mostly on the South and West sides, shrank.
Millions of Americans will see their extra federal unemployment benefits come to an end Saturday. Here’s how it will impact residents in Illinois.
There are about 35,000 Asian Americans in greater Chinatown. Advocates say that’s more than enough for a majority in a single Chicago ward.
New census data shows that the city’s Black population, the only major racial group to decline in number, has fallen to a 60-year low.
Sources said the UIUC campus church’s culture, structure and charismatic leader were among the reasons why so many stories of sexual abuse remained hidden for so long.
“Usually a reckoning means that there’s deep change underway, and that is not happening,” said Aislinn Pulley of Black Lives Matter Chicago.
As immigration from Mexico has slowed, a large number of foreign students and high-skilled workers have arrived from India and China.
The anticipated loss reflects the state’s population slide reported in the latest census. Politicians are gearing up for the battle over who will be the odd-congressman-out.
More than two dozen groups are using maps displaying inequality to urge public- and private-sector investment in communities of color.