A 58-year-old transgender woman, who runs a small construction company in Rockford, explains how policy changes made it possible. Politico talks with Jackie Richter.
Reporters and photographers knit together half a year of video, audio, and photos. The Tribune bears witness.
Vendors to the state can get their money up front through a financing company with heavyweight ties, which then gets the late fees. The Sun-Times breaks the story.
By many measures, CPS has improved over the past 20 years. But its financial crisis puts that progress at risk. Chicago runs the numbers.
Affluent, well-educated whites are moving into the city, but the same demographic among blacks and Hispanics is more likely to live in its suburbs. CityLab looks at the trends.
How does an anonymous summer-league infielder turn into a star catcher? A robust organization all the way down to its roots. Vice Sports charts his rise.
Home visiting programs help poor, single mothers with parenthood, to prevent problems down the line. The state’s budget impasse puts them at risk. The Reader makes visits with one home-visit worker.
The former state legislator, congressman, judge, Obama mentor, and Clinton advisor is a legend in Chicago politics. WBEZ tells his story.
9. As Budget Impasse Plods On, 36 Percent of Service Agencies Say They Could Have to Close Their Doors
A million people have already lost services, and it could get worse. Chicago analyzes the toll.
The “Stop the Pop” campaign seeks to dissuade homeowners from clashing second-story “pop-tops” that add space but ruin the feel. DNAInfo examines the scourge.