His beloved, irrepressible spirit made him a fan favorite—but it masked a complicated personality and a lonely existence. Chicago magazine tells his story.
“If you’re raped, you’re not smart,” one student says of certain attitudes at the school. “The culture here is so wrapped up in being smart it can’t comprehend that happening.” The Chicago Reader follows the school’s culture change.
IPRA, recently embroiled in controversy, taps a controversial consultant to teach its members. WBEZ breaks the story.
Women face misogyny and hostility every day on the internet, and the problem is worse for sportswriters. A Chicago sports-radio anchor gives her story in Sports Illustrated.
The Stony Island Arts Bank cost one dollar to buy and $4.5 million to rebuild. What will it do for the neighborhood? Artsy explores the question.
A plant in northwestern Illinois made most of the world’s solenoid valves for decades, at a good profit. Now it’s being shut down. Why? The University of Chicago’s Chad Broughton investigates for The Atlantic.
He’s been an artist since 1975, and in that time has drawn Blago, R. Kelly, Oprah, Drew Peterson, MJ—beginning when he went to the courthouse to practice as a SAIC student. Ratter interviews Lou “L.D.” Chuckman.
The Chicago archbishop spoke out on unions and a just wage. It’s a tradition that goes all the way back to Pope Leo XIII. Chicago magazine traces its origins.
What’s the Loop? How do Wrigleyville and Boystown overlap? Thousands of Chicagoans make the call. DNAInfo maps their responses.
It’s not a rich neighborhood, but it supports the second-highest-grossing retail corridor in Chicago. Crain’s takes a tour.