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The System Has Never Worked

In his new book, social worker Jonathan Foiles argues that policy change and clinical practice go hand-in-hand.

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The Lost Hours of Melissa Lorraine

Two years ago, the Theatre Y cofounder survived a sexual assault in a car she thought was her Uber. With the perpetrator still out there, she had to find a different kind of closure.

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A Downstate Illinois Dictionary

South of Chicago, Illinoisans speak with a distinctive Midland accent and a lexicon all their own. Visit armed with the local lingo.

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Searching for Eugene Williams

His murder catalyzed Chicago’s 1919 race riot, but little else is known about the teenager’s life on the South Side.

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What’s So Great About Iowa, Anyway?

Every four years, presidential candidates flock to the heartland to jockey for votes. Wouldn’t Illinois provide a better sample of the American electorate?

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O’Hare’s Billions In Broken Promises

For more than 50 years, the airport has been plagued by corruption and delays. The politically connected cash in. Meanwhile, passengers trudge through a transit hub that persistently underperforms.

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Not Another Chicago Cliché!

If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Here are 10 tropes Hollywood keeps trotting out about our city.

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Okay, the Scooters Are Good

They may be goofy, but there’s a serious role for e-scooters to play in Chicago’s expanding transportation grid.

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