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City Life

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When Hizzoner Hired the Rajah of Swat, Rogers Hornsby

Once upon a time, Richard J. Daley hired the Cardinals legend and former Cubs manager to lead a program to teach 200,000 Chicago kids how to play baseball, in order to combat juvenile delinquency—despite Hornsby’s considerable deficits as a role model.

1 month
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Meet You by the Lake

In the summer, Chicago’s beaches and waterfront parks become the city’s melting pot, its great leveler, a 26-mile-long stage for thousands of intimate vignettes. Over a single weekend, photographer Lenny Gilmore immortalized 15 of them.

1 month
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Journey to America

We sent novelist Camille Bordas on a weeklong journey to discover the joys of our own backyard. No interstates, no cities, no chain hotels. Just old-fashioned diners, cozy inns, picturesque vineyards, and lots of wide-open spaces. In other words, the ideal summer road trip.

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