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The 150-acre burial ground has served the South Side for over a century. Now, amid a devastating COVID-19 surge and a racially charged clash over funeral processions, it’s become a lightning rod. Read more
At the peak of the pandemic, the crowded city within a city became a top hot spot. Facing cases on a mass scale, officials and doctors had to leap into action without a playbook. This is the story of how they beat back the outbreak — and how close they came to catastrophe. Read more
Compensating African Americans for the wrongs of history has been a political nonstarter for decades. Then, last November, one Chicago suburb made it a reality. Read more
The families of the 157 people who died in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 are consumed by grief. Attorney Bob Clifford wants to make the aviation giant pay for their pain. Read more
A triple transplant — heart, liver, kidney — is an incredibly rare procedure. Up until recently, only 15 had ever been performed. Then, over a 48-hour stretch, UChicago Medicine did two back to back. Read more
Judith and Sheldon Wax were local literary figures — she an author, he a top editor at ‘Playboy.’ Forty years ago this month, they and 269 other people boarded a plane to Los Angeles. What happened next haunts Chicago to this day. Read more
Chicago’s iconic newsman opens up about a life of extraordinary triumphs, profound pain, and never-ending reinvention. Read more