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Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 Chicago Campaign

In August 1966, the Chicago Freedom Movement, Martin Luther King’s campaign to break the grip of segregation, reached its violent culmination. Fifty years on, the struggle continues.

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The Magicians

Every Saturday for the past 25 years, a group of friends has gathered in a Lincoln Park apartment to invent and perfect some of the world’s most mind-blowing card tricks.

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The Night Disco Died

Thirty-seven years ago this month, a radio station promotion gone bad forced the White Sox to forfeit a game and became part of baseball lore. An oral history of Disco Demolition.

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The Cult Next Door

For decades, the people of Hinsdale gave little thought to the mysterious brick building in town. Then came a scandal.

2 months
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The Man with His Head in the Clouds

Chicago architect Adrian Smith designed the world’s tallest building. Now he has created one that will reach even farther—a full kilometer into the sky. How high can he go?

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Can Jerryon Stevens Be Saved?

He’s a kid from the West Side, a former straight-A student. Last summer, at 15, he was arrested for selling heroin. This spring, one of his best friends was gunned down. What kind of future does he have?

2 months
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Great Summer Road Trips

Did you ever dream you’d eat the best meal of your life in Cleveland? That city is just one of seven—all within a five-hour drive of Chicago—that have reinvented themselves around unexpected specialties, from antiques to architecture. And with gas prices at a 12-year low, there’s no better time to hit the road.

3 months
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Mindy Segal Marijuana

The acclaimed chef is tackling the budding market of marijuana-laced treats

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