The prewar Lathrop Homes at Damen and Diversey have long been one of the better public-housing developments in the city, and even in a deteriorated state are a good foundation for public or mixed-income housing. Yet despite their well-maintained landscaping, they’re almost completely vacant—among many other CHA units in housing limbo.
America sweating its spoiled, stupid youth has a long, rich history in journalism and higher education—none richer than in the postwar years, when our nitwit teens were going to get us all nuked to kingdom come.
It took a long time for the Chicago Pride Parade to draw over 800,000 people—before it really took off in the 1980s, the early years of the parade were a modest affair, except for the floats.
Chris Sautter, who describes himself as Obama’s “first media consultant,” was in town this week. Our meeting came after Sautter’s name recently surfaced in one of the juicier parts of a new book I wrote about earlier this month…
Dartmouth geographer Richard Wright talks about how segregation (and the Chicago School-driven understanding of it) is changing, and how it’s not. In Chicago, the picture’s very different, depending on whether you look at neighborhoods or schools.
We tested out (and love) Crate & Barrel’s new 3D Designer…
The slugger has his power stroke back and is hitting home runs at his usual clip, but is also on pace to easily surpass the major-league record for strikeouts. The only White Sox player ever to compare was a fellow power hitter, whose blast out of Comiskey is, rightfully or not, often mentioned as the longest ever hit.
Want bipartisanship? Democrats and Republicans fight it out at the national level, but here in Chicago, they’ve been good frenemies since the first days of Richard J. Daley’s reign.
Big chain stores have their purpose, but I’m all about finding my next home décor obsession at one of the new finely curated shops popping up around Chicago
List Price: $699,900
The Property: As you will see in today’s video, the old informs the new in this century-old Swedish Evangelical chapel in LaGrange that’s now a three-bedroom house. For instance, the colors of the stained glass windows dictate the palette of the tile in the kitchen, as well as most wall colors…