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1 year
ago

Where to Buy Now

A decade after the real estate crash, Chicago-area prices are nearing peak levels again. Which means that for the first time in years, purchasing a house is not a lock as an investment. That’s where we come in. We’ve pored over the data to identify 22 neighborhoods and suburbs where you can still find good buys.

1 year
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Why We Love Chicago

We’re tired of our city getting knocked around. So we decided to punch back with this tribute, bursting with heartfelt and humorous contributions—67 in all—by our best writers, artists, poets, scholars, and entertainers. How do we love thee, Chicago? Let us count the ways.

2 years
ago

The Hamilton Handoff

The show’s creator and original lead, Lin-Manuel Miranda, shares insight on the role with his Chicago replacement, Miguel Cervantes (including when to take a breath).

2 years
ago

Best Public Schools in Chicago

For our new rankings of the Chicago area’s public elementary and high schools, we plunged deeper into the data than ever before, using smarter, fairer, and more reliable new ways of measuring performance—and got some surprising results.

2 years
ago

Elena Delle Donne

You may not know the name, but Elena Delle Donne is the best female basketball player on the planet. And she’s right in your backyard. The kicker: Her rise almost ended before it began.

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