After refusing to join the Latin Kings in his Little Village neighborhood, this 15-year-old boy was stabbed and left in a garbage can to die. The Tribune profiles Victor.
Josh Marks, the runner-up on Gordon Ramsay’s reality show, was a rising talent in the culinary world. Then everything came undone. Chicago magazine traces his path.
The “millionaire’s amendment” was meant to level the playing field. Instead, if a wealthy, self-financed candidate is in the race, it just means all bets are off. The Reader explains.
The city’s declining credit rating could trigger interest-rate swaps, further increasing its debt—with disastrous consequences. The Sun-Times investigates.
The city is working on a system of environmental sensors to better understand the metropolis at a micro level. Introducing: The Array of Things. Bloomberg View looks at its future.
Local retailers are finding that the bike-share system has increased shoppers’ interest in practical commuter bikes. Crain’s asks the experts about Divvy’s effects.
Residents of the suburban Windsor Park Retirement Community are helping young Brazilians learn English through informal video chats. Huffington Post Chicago talks with the participants.
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is understaffed and aging badly. To fix it, advocates are navigating the typical morass of Illinois politics. The Illinois Times recounts the complex battle.
Why would a 27-year-old with a Loyola degree live in Downers Grove with her mom? It’s the economy (and the student loans). The New York Times reports from the Chicago suburbs.
College and post-college neighborhoods are the dominant choices, but the commuters’ numbers are rising all over the city. Chicago magazine maps them.