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Can Lightfoot Deliver the Goods?

Can Lightfoot Deliver the Goods?

She ran on a platform of leveling the playing field in Chicago. Can an American mayor really do such a thing?

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Best of Chicago

Go where the Aperol spritzes are fizzier, the prom dresses are frillier, and the story times are fiercer. It’s all here in this guide to the 161 best ways to get the most out of the city and suburbs.

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When a Mass Shooting Begat Gun Control

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre shocked the nation and spurred the most restrictive gun laws America had seen. Here’s why the same thing hasn’t happened today.

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Should the White Sox Leave Chicago?

The Sox haven’t outdrawn the Cubs since 1992 — even in 2005, when they won the World Series. Would they thrive in their own market?

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The Cubs Made All the Right Moves

The team entered 2019 with a flawed roster and handcuffed by their payroll. But by the end of July, they’d set themselves up to win the NL Central.

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The System Has Never Worked

In his new book, social worker Jonathan Foiles argues that policy change and clinical practice go hand-in-hand.

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The Lost Hours of Melissa Lorraine

Two years ago, the Theatre Y cofounder survived a sexual assault in a car she thought was her Uber. With the perpetrator still out there, she had to find a different kind of closure.

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A Downstate Illinois Dictionary

South of Chicago, Illinoisans speak with a distinctive Midland accent and a lexicon all their own. Visit armed with the local lingo.

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Searching for Eugene Williams

His murder catalyzed Chicago’s 1919 race riot, but little else is known about the teenager’s life on the South Side.

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