Lin-Manuel Miranda explains to the next Hamilton the intricacies of the role (bathroom breaks!), Joe Swanberg talks about his new Netflix series, and more. Chicago magazine previews the season.
Cahokia, in downstate Illinois, is one of the world’s great archeological finds and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So why doesn’t anyone know or care about it? Priceonomics explains.
While programs to treat the crisis outside Chicago expand, the ones to treat the crisis within the city fall victim to budget cuts. The Tribune makes the case.
89-year-old Fidencio Sanchez has made about $60 a day for the past 23 years. A man who’d never met him wanted to help him retire. Now thousands of people do. DNAInfo tells their story.
11 percent of Bob Dold’s north-shore district is Latino. He won his last election by a mere 5,000 votes. And he’s got tough decisions to make. The New York Times looks at the national issue through the lens of his district.
Why do corner stores rely on hand-painted signs? They can actually be cheaper, for starters. WBEZ visits a sign-painter.
40 of Chicago’s 50 aldermen support returning “surplus” tax-increment money to the city’s coffers. But how many are actually going to vote for it? Mark Brown says there’s reason to be skeptical in the Sun-Times.
It’s dark and dank, but it’s home, and a support network, for Bridgeport’s “black sheep.” Where can they go from here? The Reader spends some time at 3022 S. Archer.
It’s easy! Make yours now before the machines do. Chicago magazine lays out the template.
“Italian” food in America usually means Sicilian, Tuscan, and Sardinian. Now the adventurous Logan Square food scene is getting funky meats from the country’s Piedmont region. Fooditor talks with the co-owners of the new restaurant.