Did a high-pressure “heater” case lead to a coerced confession? The New Yorker investigates a Chicago man’s sentencing.
Severe storms are wreaking havoc on aging homes in Chicago. And insurance companies are noticing. The Washington Post looks for the causes.
Despite having directed Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde, Chicago’s most successful indie director is still worried about his college loans. Filmmaker talks shop with the director/screenwriter/actor.
The feds found a “pattern of unconstitutional policing” in the top cop’s former city. And he’s imported some of his tactics from New Jersey to Chicago. Chicago examines the superintendent’s history.
The CHA has tens of thousands of people on a waiting list for affordable housing—so why is it putting residents in downtown towers like Aqua? Crain’s explains the program.
The troubled city is struggling with crime and an underfunded force. What’s it like for cops on the beat? WBEZ goes on a ride-along.
After a three-year-old is wounded in a Brighton Park shooting, residents reveal what life is like among the gangs. The Tribune reports from the Southwest Side.
You’ve definitely seen it. And you’ve probably wanted to know what’s on the inside. The Reader tours the elegantly glam building.
Chicago’s sickest and most violent neighborhoods are usually one and the same. Chicago runs the numbers.
10. Home Sweet Home
Residents of a Logan Square single-room occupancy building claim that they can’t be evicted—because it’s so infested with bedbugs that moving out would be a health hazard. RedEye visits the Milshire Hotel.