A truth and reconciliation commission worked in South Africa. Could it in Chicago — or would it be purely performance?
After losing four anchors in five years, Stratford Square became the poster child for the retail apocalypse. Now it’s attempting an equally dramatic makeover.
After covering a devastating plane crash, a journalist grapples with his newfound fear of flying.
The very shape of Illinois politics is at stake in the fight over remapping — and it could be the new governor’s biggest battle.
A gambling mecca in the city might have support from the governor and the next mayor, but it’s still a long shot.
The exodus of corporate HQs to Chicago has left surrounding towns scrambling to fill the void.
The fiery mayor leaves a legacy of controversy — but that won’t hurt him if he goes corporate.
A massive factory under construction near Racine, Wisconsin could have huge environmental repercussions for northern Illinois.
The last Sears in the city has closed. What comes next could decide the future of Portage Park.
From Olympic dreams to entrepreneurs’ schemes—how Chicago might benefit if a certain senator from Illinois becomes president