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The Last Years of Ernie Banks

Cubs fans remember him for his pervasive optimism. But he was a far more complicated man than it appeared. And toward the end, he was a lonely man, too—one tormented by his demons.

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Small Town, Big Secret?

Months after former House speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted for withdrawing millions in alleged hush money, the town at the center of the molestation accusations still struggles to understand what may have happened.

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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.

2 years
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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.

2 years
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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?

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