The feds are investigating her role in a no-bid contract as her future—and the renewal of her contract to run Chicago Public Schools—hangs in the balance. Catalyst Chicago reports on the latest developments.
A 29-year-old Illinois farmer transformed his family’s business into a go-to brand for Chicago’s culinary scene. Chicago magazine profiles LouisJohn Slagel.
Grant Achatz changed the food we eat; his business partner wants to change how we get tables. Bloomberg Business breaks down his system.
Not only does the school district stand to owe that much in debt-swap termination payments, it could be called in within two days. The Sun-Times follows the money.
And why it’s been that way for more than two decades. WBEZ digs in.
6. The ‘Eastland’ Disaster: Not Just an Accident, but ‘One of the Great Injustices of the 20th Century’
844 people died when the ship capsized in the Chicago River. Were the shipbuilders to blame? The Reader talks with the author of a new book on the incident.
“Transit Oriented Development” is going up in some of the city’s most dense neighborhoods. And it looks a lot like the studios of old. Chicago looks back—and forward.
The veteran team controls the puck, kills penalties, and has one of the best goalies in the NHL. ESPN makes the case.
Because even if we don’t live in them, we have to live among them. Blair Kamin highlights two new buildings in the Tribune.
He rose from homelessness to become an innovative culinary star with diverse interests and as a result struck many as invincible. The New York Times remembers his life.