Just off Lake Michigan, there’s a spot where boaters gather to drink, swim, and be seen. The Reader hangs out at the floating bacchanal.
The local school appears to be the only one in America accepting DREAM Act applicants to study medicine. Crain’s checks in on the program.
Noticed how many festivals there are now? So have a lot of Chicagoans in the music business. Wondering Sound explains the tenuous economics of the trend.
It’s one of the most troubled neighborhoods in the city, but residents hope they’ve hit a turning point. RedEye visits the West Side community.
A regular in the Great Lakes region finals, the local youth dynasty broke through to the national competition. Forbes follows the Washington Heights-based stars.
Placing the building on the lakefront could involve pricey environmental remediation of a century-old garbage dump. The Better Government Association unearths the site’s history.
The dinosaur of dial-up still has a surprising number of adherents, revealing the gaps in broadband coverage in the state and nation. Chicago magazine charts the old internet giant’s persistence.
The effects of school choice are being felt around the city, as enrollment at assigned schools has declined substantially since 2000. WBEZ maps the change.
The West Pullman resident, self-taught artist, and daughter of a basketball pro got her break shooting Derrick Rose’s child. DNA Info profiles Naja Lerus.
A recent study looks at why some neighborhoods have improved, some have gotten worse, and some continue to struggle. Chicago delves into the causes.