Small doses can cause behavioral and learning problems, but the city has few resources—and few people—to deal with the problem. The Tribune investigates.
After her husband was killed, a woman from impoverished Bellwood found hope in affluent DuPage County. The New York Times follows their path.
Chicago is the seventh most diverse city in America, and its most segregated. FiveThirtyEight parses the numbers.
At 26, he’s the city’s youngest alderman. And he found out he won through Facebook. Chicago sits down with the 35th Ward’s new representative.
Photographer David Schalliol has been documenting the diverging fates of Whiting and East Chicago, just over the state line. Satellite talks with Schalliol about his project.
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A local artist with a worldwide profile, he’s trying to leverage his reknown back home. The Guardian checks in on his progress.
Method Products will make cleaning supplies in a LEED Platinum-certified building in the same neighborhood where Pullman once made railcars. The Huffington Post visits the 150,000-square-foot plant and its giant wind turbine.
Bernie Sanders, longtime senator and now presidential candidate, began his political life at the University of Chicago. Rick Perlstein profiles his rise in the University of Chicago Magazine.
Parallelling the Great Migration, rural whites from Appalachia came to Chicago after World War II. But why did they settle in Uptown? WBEZ traces their movement.
The legendary artist created a giant mural with CPS students shortly before his death. The pieces of it are scattered, and much of it is missing. The Chicago Reader tracks it down.
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