I’m always surprised to find myself considering buying anything other than earrings at an art fair, but some ink drawings I saw at the 57th Street Art Fair this summer stopped me in my tracks, and I love the one I bought—a rural scene crisscrossed by power lines …
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Chicago’s infrastructure trust gets off to a quiet start, while New York City launches an experiment with social-impact bonds, a similar concept recently imported from England.
Lollapalooza 2012 may have some big headliners scheduled, including Black Sabbath and Red Hot Chili Peppers, but the fest is also an opportunity to check out rising talent. Among the newbies this year is one of my favorite local acts, the neo-soul group JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, playing their first Lolla this Saturday…
How segregated is Chicago by wealth? Chicagoland is actually not very segregated compared to other metros, but if you zoom in and take a different look, other patterns emerge that parallel those across the country.
Mostly from Illinois and Indiana—and a surprising percentage come north from Mississippi. As far as how people get them, straw buyers are frequent, but friends, family members, addicts, and burglaries are all available means of illegally obtaining a weapon.
Morton, who owned the erstwhile Mirador and Blue Room, plans to open Found (1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston, no phone yet) in October…
A new study looks at life expectancy, poverty, population density, and food deserts in Chicago—and finds evidence that, even controlling for many factors, access to grocery stores has an impact on expected lifespan.