As a 28-year-old Vietnam vet, Vincent Gaughan shot out a neighbor’s window, just missing two cops. The police talked him down, and he went on to become a respected veteran of the bench. The Reader investigates his past.
What did Rahm know about the shooting of Laquan McDonald, when did he know it… and does it match with what he’s said? Chris Hayes asks the questions at MSNBC.
Gun arrests and gun confiscations have fallen as well. DNAInfo looks for the causes.
Pedestrian deaths are more common in poor neighborhoods. Continuous sidewalks are less common. Is there a connection? The Washington Post looks at a UIC prof’s study.
The Prairie School masterpiece survived lots of turnover (and attempts to demolish it for student housing). The Wall Street Journal pays a visit.
As alderman, Toni Preckwinkle made a name opposing Daley; as an insider, she’s learned how to wield clout. Chicago magazine games out her latest move.
Reginald Dwayne Betts did eight years for a carjacking committed at 16. Books and poetry got him to Yale Law. Now he’s trying to give back. PBS visits the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.
Meanwhile, the backlog of bills has doubled. So what does he have to say for himself? WBEZ sits down with the governor.
CPS blames poor record keeping for losing track of materials from shuttered schools. The Better Government Association investigates.
The longtime commissioner of cultural affairs gave Chicago the Friends of the Parks, Cows on Parade, the Cultural Center, and many more legacies (among some endearing failures). Chicago magazine tells her remarkable story.