From 2010 to 2014, Chicago officers killed 70 people, the most of any major city. But why? The New York Times makes the tally.
Three years after leaving Damascus, one immigrant says Chicago feels like a home—but still a second home. Khaled Zarzour tells his story to Quartz.
Laszlo Babai has solved the problem of graph isomorphism. It may have massive implications, but if not, it’s still an astonishing achievement. Chicago magazine explains his breakthrough.
Satoki Nagata came to Chicago to work in neuroscience. Almost 15 years and four years of study later, he switched to street photography. Slate presents his work.
The death of 15-year-old Calumet City teen Stephon Watts highlights the special challenges autistic kids can have when interacting with officers. The Reader investigates his death.
From the beginning of the city’s resurrection, a handful of examples remain. Chicago Patterns tours them.
A majority of Chicagoans want Rahm to resign. Since that’s not gonna happen, how would a recall actually happen? Gapers Block explores the alternatives.
Larycia Hawkins was placed on leave by the Christian school for claiming that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Do history and practice back her up? Theologian Miroslav Volf makes the case in the Washington Post.
Redeploy Illinois gives serious juvenile offenders intensive resources to keep them from reoffending. With the money on hold, it’s disappearing. WBEZ explores the consequences.
“His passing marks the end of the generation of African-American barbecue entrepreneurs who created the South Side style of Chicago barbecue.” Fooditor runs a 2010 interview in tribute.
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