He turned down drama school for a year as an actor in the city—and transformed from an earnest Hamlet-wannabe into a gifted improviser. The Chicago Reader recounts his early years.
Nationwide, things actually aren’t that different—but Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Baltimore are genuinely struggling with huge increases. The Washington Post runs the numbers.
The Kimball Avenue Church in Logan Square lost its building in 2011. They’ve done something very different with the empty lot. DNAInfo follows the congregation.
Dana Suskind is out to prove how important it is—and to close the “word gap.” Chicago profiles the University of Chicago researcher.
The psychological effects of urban violence can make it harder to keep a job. One Summer Chicago Plus is trying to fix that. NextCity examines the program.
The daughter of former alderman Rey Colón is breaking through as a playwright—and her play Octagon opens this month in a London theater. The Guardian gets a sneak preview.
Why are parents and students in Chicago still on a hunger strike? Almost three weeks in, two of them explain. MSNBC talks with Jitu Brown and Jeanette Taylor Ramann.
It’s not just Axelrod—Chicago’s home to some of the best spin doctors in the country. Crain’s makes the selections.
Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto was soundly defeated in the House by a near-unanimous vote. Here’s why. Chicago goes inside the bill.
Gyros, flaming saganaki, and chicken vesuvio are among the city’s famous exports. WBEZ delves into its food history.