Want to throw a killer cocktail party? Grown an urban garden? Be a tourist for a day? Here’s how to enjoy the best of the city in 12 action plans. Chicago magazine makes its picks.
Parents report that R. Kelly is holding their daughters against their will. Former members of his circle say the same. Jim DeRogatis investigates for Buzzfeed.
As other Midwestern states tighten their laws, more women are coming here. The Chicago Tribune follows them.
When the Chicago native cut off the hair she’d been perming for years and documented her “transition” online, she gained a huge following. The New York Times tells her story.
5. Another Life
After a homicide, how do friends and family cope and continue on? A documentary series from The Triibe examines what happens through the eyes of Chicagoans.
A University of Chicago prof’s work could overturn our neighbor’s redistricting, with major implications for other states. Nicholas Stephanopoulos walks readers through it for Vox.
A Northwestern mechanical engineer looked to other mammals for inspiration in order to give her creations a sense of where they are. Wired profiles Mitra Hartmann’s work.
The CPD released data from its Strategic Subject List, meant to estimate the risk that an individual will be involved in gun violence. But there’s still a lot left in the black box. South Side Weekly peers inside.
Much of the governor’s staff is out. Numerous former employees of the Illinois Policy Institute are in. What’s going on? Greg Hinz asks the question for Crain’s.
Depending how you look at it, we could save more than it would cost to run effective anti-violence programs. Chicago magazine runs the numbers.
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