How can the Chicago Police Department undercount murders in the city? Let us count the ways. Chicago magazine investigates.
South-side Grand Crossing has the fewest drunken-driving incidents in Chicago, yet has had the most checkpoints; Jefferson Park has a high rate of alcohol-related crashes, yet hasn’t had a checkpoint in five years. The Tribune checks the checkpoints.
The unemployment rate in industrial Midwest cities is falling. But not for good reasons. The Wall Street Journal goes behind the numbers.
Economist Richard Thaler revolutionized the 401(k), but he started with nuts and coffee mugs. Money sits down with one of the fathers of behavioral economics.
The south-siders started with modest promise, but their record is bad, and the underlying numbers are worse. Fangraphs charts their decline.
She’s the president of a money-management firm and a board member of Starbucks and DreamWorks Animation. How’d she get there from a hard childhood in Chicago? Vanity Fair profiles the local power broker.
When figuring out how to compensate victims of police torture, the city learned from Chile, South Africa, El Salvador, and other countries. The Chicago Reporter explains.
CountyCare brought in $653 million in the last fiscal year, alleviating what had been an expensive dependence on taxpayer subsidies. Crain’s shows how it works.
The gap stems from crime-fighting tactics and economic disparities, so it’s unlikely decriminalization alone will get there. The Chicago Reader finds its roots.
“A property tax increase could solve Chicago’s problems tomorrow.” CNBC breaks the metaphor.
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