As New York turns to a populist mayor, can Rahm retain his hold on the city—and on the black vote? The Financial Times profiles Chicago’s “whirling dervish.”
Chicago-based firm Mayer Brown, representing the government of Indonesia, was reportedly ensnared in Australian surveillance. The New York Times explains the tangled story.
When he was hired by DCFS in 1995, Arthur Bishop had a felony theft charge pending against him, for stealing more than $9,000 from a social-service agency, and later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. The Sun-Times investigates.
Austin has 21 percent unemployment, a figure driven in part by a large number of former inmates who struggle to find work. WBEZ talks to residents and the jobless.
Chicago companies are pursuing a new fitness trend: a flood of newly elderly customers looking to train their brains for old age. Crain’s looks at a different kind of mental-health practice.
Which Chicagoans are the most influential and the most clouted in 2014—and why. Chicago magazine picks the city’s players.
The good news? It’s a “once-in-a-lifetime, maybe twice-in-a-lifetime” experience. The Chicago Tribune compares 2014 with the record.
Why University of Illinois-Chicago teachers are preparing to walk the picket line, from the perspective of two of its professors. Lennard Davis and Walter Benn Michaels make their case in Jacobin.
The city is touting a huge drop in school suspensions—but racial disparities remain high, and elementary-age suspensions have increased. Catalyst Chicago reports on a confidential document.
As Kain Colter and his teammates make their case, case law suggests the National Labor Relations Board could be supportive. Chicago magazine looks at the arguments.
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