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This Week’s 10 Must-Read Stories

How two Bulls stars got to where they are, why CTA buses come in bunches, and the rough road for Millennials in Chicago.

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah   Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune

1. The Third Coming of Derrick Rose

He made it out of Englewood to the heights of fame. Can he make it back from two devastating injuries? ESPN the Magazine looks at his past—and his future.

2. Did the Sun-Times Just Endorse Bruce Rauner?

The paper, which recently instituted a policy of not endorsing candidates, ran a non-endorsement—followed by an actual one. Chicago magazine explains.

3. Noah’s Spark

Joakim Noah is the son of one of the great athletes of our time. But the Bulls’ star was hardly a natural, relying on hustle as he developed his awkward game. Grantland charts his rise.

4. Why Buses Arrive in Bunches

The math is tricky, but the principle is simple: “a bus system by nature has bad dynamics.” WBEZ delves into your morning frustration.

5. The Great Chicago Migration Myth

Residents of Lafayette, Indiana, think the city has been flooded with residents as the CHA brings down the projects. But is it true? The Lafayette Journal & Courier investigates.

6. The Millennials: Educated. Motivated. Screwed?

Local 20-somethings talk about getting by and getting through in Chicago. They tell their stories in Crain’s.

7. Gov. Pat Quinn Says He’s Seeking Final Term

He’s widely viewed as the Invisible Shrinking Governor, but the underestimated politician has managed some significant accomplishments since taking over from Blago. The Tribune profiles a veteran pol in his final electoral battle.

8. Student Fees Pump Up Budgets for Wealthier Schools, Leave Others Out Cold

Selective-enrollment schools can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars at hundreds of dollars a kid. The Chicago Reporter tallies their costs.

9. John Malkovich Pays Homage to Iconic 20th-Century Images in a Wild Series of Portraits

Chicago photographer Sandro Miller puts the veteran Steppenwolf ensemble member in a tableau of tributes. Slate shows how it was done.

10. The White City in Living Color: Watercolors of the Columbian Exposition

It wasn’t all just monotone neoclassicism, even if that’s its legacy—one that ruined American architecture for decades, according to one participant. Chicago looks back over the canvas of history.


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