What happens to a family in the minutes, and days, following the murder of a father? Al Jazeera follows its wake.
2. Tough Lessons for Rahm
The mayor did well among African-Americans in the election. Now he’s polling poorly. Why? Education. The Chicago Reporter goes deep on his record.
O’Hare fares very poorly on on-time performance and the commute there. At least the bathrooms aren’t bad. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the big American hubs.
Can Bruce Rauner get along with Michael Madigan? History actually suggests the speaker can get things done with a Republican in office. Government Executive asks the experts about our near future.
Sensible guidelines—by a city-appointed committee, no less—gave us America’s best city flag. Chicago magazine analyzes its considerable qualities.
What does it look like to be a coyote in Chicago? Follow along on a Crittercam to get a first-canine perspective. National Geographic follows a handful of the 2,000-some creatures.
City planners and urbanists want to desegregate cities. But how do you balance the desire to integrate with the skepticism of gentrification? The Washington Post looks at Portland and Chicago.
8. Nursing Homes Serving Minorities Offering Less Care Than Those Housing Whites
An investigation finds that staffing numbers used by patients may be unreliable—and that the numbers are worse for majority-Latino and majority-black institutions.The Center For Public Integrity goes behind the stats.
An 84-year-old former resident of a Jewish ghetto in Czechoslovakia has made it her mission to keep it alive. NPR reports on the Petite Opera Company’s performance.
Following national trends, the metropolitan area is increasingly divided between rich and poor. Chicago magazine connects the dots.