1. Cubs’ Last Link to a World Series
The 97-year-old former shortstop is the last surviving member of the 1945 National League champions. The New York Times profiles Lennie Marullo.
2. Reparations Could Be So Much More Than a Check in the Mail
The Contract Buyers League fought discriminatory housing practices in Chicago in the 1960s. Surviving members talk about how the debt could be repaid. Huffington Post Chicago looks at the city’s past.
3. Stuart Dybek: Chicago’s Storyteller
His immigrant father wanted him to be a doctor. Here’s how the city’s quiet literary superstar became a writer instead. The Tribune tells his story.
4. Attack on Chiraq: Activists Want the Word to Die
Some Chicagoans are worried the term encourages sound-bite coverage of violence in the city, and even encourages violence itself. The Sun-Times gives voice to the pushback.
5. NPR Reporter Witnesses One of Chicago’s Latest Shootings
David Schaper was reporting on urban renewal in Englewood when a man was shot by a semi-automatic rifle nearby. Morning Edition caught tape of the incident.
6. Ta-Nehisi Coates on Chicago and ‘The Case for Reparations’
The Atlantic editor, author of a massive cover story on how to address America’s history of discriminatory policies, discusses the city’s history. Chicago magazine talks with Coates about his work.
7. Chicago Police Fail to Register Sex Offenders 601 Times in Just Three Months
The CPD is turning away sex offenders because they don’t have the “capacity” to register them. WBEZ investigates why—and what the implications are.
8. Teaching Moms, Teaching Kids With Two-Generation Learning
An Evanston program combines life and job coaching for mothers with early-childhood education for their children. Catalyst Chicago examines the Two-Generation Learning Initiative.
9. A Visit With Local Fiction Writer and Poet Stuart Dybek [Video]
Ride the el with one of the city’s lit legends. Chicago magazine joins Dybek on a trip around his hometown.
10. The Arms Struggle in Chicago
Mayor Emanuel wants very strict regulations on gun shops in Chicago. There’s precedent for them. The New York Times editorial board argues for his proposal.