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Buy a High Modernist Condo

Thanks in large part to the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, whose appointment as director of architecture at the Armour Institute of Technology in 1938 would transform Chicago’s skyline up and down the lakefront for decades to come, the city is a haven of modernist architecture. Some of it comes from Mies himself; … Read more

Clout Diversifies the Illinois Legislature

Michael Madigan, Michael Simmons

Michael Madigan’s retirement is off to a rough start. His handpicked replacement—26-year-old Edward Guerra Kodatt, the infrastructure manager of Madigan protege Ald. Marty Quinn—stepped down after less than 72 hours due to “alleged questionable conduct.” It’s another blow against Illinois’s practice of appointing legislative replacements rather than holding special elections, which give voters and the … Read more