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David Bernstein

7 months
ago

The Reckoning of Marc Winner

After 15 years, multiple alleged rapes, and a litany of indictments, a son of North Shore privilege may have to finally answer his accusers.

11 months
ago

Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 Chicago Campaign

In August 1966, the Chicago Freedom Movement, Martin Luther King’s campaign to break the grip of segregation, reached its violent culmination. Fifty years on, the struggle continues.

2 years
ago

Small Town, Big Secret?

Months after former House speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted for withdrawing millions in alleged hush money, the town at the center of the molestation accusations still struggles to understand what may have happened.

2 years
ago

New Tricks

One year after we reported that the Chicago Police Department was undercounting the city’s murders, the problem persists—and top brass are up to some

3 years
ago

The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates: Part 2

Murder makes the headlines, but crimes like theft and assault are far more common in Chicago—and your chances of being a victim may be higher than the police are telling you.

9 years
ago

Daley vs. Daley

For much of the past half century, a mayor named Daley has towered over Chicago. We compare the reigns of father and son, assessing their triumphs and failures, their impact on the city—and what their enduring dominance at the polls says about us

10 years
ago

The Audacity of Hillary

Hillary Clinton might be the Dems’ presidential front-runner, but the trip to the White House makes a stop in Obama Country. Can the hometown girl beat the state’s favorite son on what’s now his home turf?

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