D-Wade’s homecoming is a big story, but the Bulls’ new point guard is one of the smartest, most divisive, and interesting players in the sport. Chicago profiles their enigmatic backcourt prodigy.
Ashwood Park was supposed to be a new enclave of wealth in Naperville. One-third of it remains vacant and values collapsed. What happened? Crain’s visits the eerie neighborhood.
And Chicago is on the cutting edge. The Intercept explores the projects.
With the rat population on the rise, there’s a six-month wait in Chicago for spayed or neutered stray cats to keep them at bay. The Wall Street Journal follows the trend.
The 25-year-old rapper and poet is in a great city at a great time to be in hip-hop, but she’s trying to take it slow. Vulture goes to Original Pancake House with the young MC.
They’re the best team in baseball, but they have a weakness. And Cleveland has been exploiting it. FanGraphs zeroes in on what’s killing the Cubs.
The city has a rich history in the form, and its future is a young (but lifelong) magician who draws on art and folklore as much as trickery. The Reader devotes an issue to sleight of hand.
Sixteen miles south of the Loop, the neighborhood has the city’s highest unemployment rate—and very little public transit. They’re hoping both will change, hand in hand. The Chicago Reporter looks at the possibility.
The singer-songwriter became a fan because of a story he read as a kid in My Weekly Reader. Then the team became passion, metaphor, meaning—and one of his early songs. He talks about the team in Slate.
Since election season began, comics have been subjected to a torrent of racist, misogynistic, and homophobic abuse. Peter Kim explains in Chicago magazine.