The 17-year-old was a ward of the state, had twice been removed from his home by DCFS, and was allegedly molested in foster homes. But he was in school, working, and on track before his death. The Sun-Times profiles his short life.
How the Fox Lake officer carefully, and for a time successfully, fooled his department. The Daily Herald retraces his steps.
He played with Michael Jordan on one of the best NBA teams ever; now he’s coaching one. So who’s better? ESPN asks Kerr the hard questions.
Where did the “Midwestern” accent come from…and why is it vanishing? Belt Magazine listens in.
It takes a lot—at an average fare of $1, the break-even point is 132 riders in an hour. WBEZ runs the numbers.
If saving kids is the point, we should look to the Dutch for ideas. Chicago magazine explains.
An officer has been charged with murder in the shooting of Laquan McDonald. It was a long time coming. The Chicago Reporter goes through the timeline.
The Chicago-based foundation gives $625,000 to recipients of its “Genius Grants.” What happens next? The New York Times asks them.
Kids Off the Block began when a woman in Roseland just started inviting kids into her house. NPR profiles Diane Latiker.
The jazz drummer and his band ended up in the middle of a riot in the Czech Republic. Now he’s using music to explore the experience, and himself. Chicago previews his work.
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