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Can the MacArthur Foundation Find Its Mojo?

From cooking up a new $100 million (!) prize to venturing deep into the U.S. justice system, MacArthur Foundation chief Julia Stasch is shaking up Chicago’s biggest philanthropy.

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The Queen of Midwestern Cuisine

Wild sassafras. Deer hearts. Frogs she spears herself. At Elizabeth Restaurant, Iliana Regan is upending how America thinks about the region’s food.

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3 months
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The Change Agent

Rob Garofalo of Lurie Children’s Hospital is leading the way in helping transgender kids switch sexes. But the doctor’s work raises a thorny question: How young is too young?

4 months
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New Tricks

One year after we reported that the Chicago Police Department was undercounting the city’s murders, the problem persists—and top brass are up to some

4 months
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Slagel Family Farm

How a kid from rural Illinois transformed the tiny Slagel Family Farm into the hottest meat purveyor in Chicago

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The Stuntman

Want to send a bus tumbling across lower Wacker? Set someone on fire? Find a guy to plunge eight stories onto Lake Shore Drive—backward? Easy.
Just call Rick LeFevour.

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