Yale prof Bill Rankin uses dot maps to show the diversity and lack thereof in Chicago and the Bay Area. Chicago is as segregated as you'd expect, but the far north side along the lake looks to be as diverse as any big-city neighborhood in the country.
Posted May 17, 2011, at 11:48 a.m.
The first new mayor in 22 years takes over for real today. Here's a sampling of what to look out for, from school days to beat cops to searchable budgets. Just don't ask him about tampons.
Posted May 16, 2011, at 5:37 p.m.
You read it here first (in English, at least): A new Chicago brewery, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, will preview its beer lineup during the second-annual Chicago Craft Beer Week, which kicks off Thursday and runs through May 27 (check The 312 on Friday for photos from the opening-night party at Garfield Park Conservatory)...
Posted May 16, 2011, at 2:45 p.m.
Like Mayor Daley, Emanuel's doing this for the kids. In other words, there were no big surprises in the new mayor's speech, but he did address the issue that many suspect will the focus and the big tension of his early tenure: Chicago Public Schools, teachers' unions, and Jean-Claude Brizard.
Posted May 16, 2011, at 1:23 p.m.
The original Mayor Daley's inaugural speech was something less than a barnburner, but encapsulated the man and his civics-class-era tenure as mayor.
Posted May 16, 2011, at 11:11 a.m.
In a word, no. But asking the question raises some interesting answers about the soon-to-be former mayor, which tell us a bit about Rahm Emanuel as well.
Posted May 13, 2011, at 3:55 p.m.
Some folks in these parts are getting together for simulacra of their high-school years, or just as excuse to dress up, drink, and dance. Clearly, this is unacceptable (if you're from flyover country).
Posted May 12, 2011, at 3:23 p.m.
The EPA doubles down on its push to get Chicago to clean up the river, as well as the Cal-Sag and Little Calumet. But reducing pollution would obviously put our children at risk.
Posted May 12, 2011, at 12:13 p.m.
Why? Wysocki. It's a shame the show couldn't find its footing before bean-counters pulled the plug, and a significant financial loss for the real Chicago. But while you're waiting for "Boss," check out "Crime Story."
Posted May 11, 2011, at 4:48 p.m.
A longtime fan, first-time guest reflects on being the man behind the curtain, at least for a few minutes, and the deeper questions of what we say when we talk.
Posted May 11, 2011, at 11:42 a.m.