Harold McCormick Jr., of the famous Chicago McCormicks (grandson of both Cyrus and John D. Rockefeller) took flight in 1926 to document the city for the Army Air Corps, the first time it had ever been done. Plus: a million Chicagoans watch Italo Balbo arrive in the city. Read more
The effect of incarceration on unemployment rates; regular folks are more confident about the future than CEOs, perhaps because they don't have to sell stuff to Europeans; more news from the low-wage recovery; and more Read more
"The part of Grand Avenue known as the Design District pulls out all the stops this weekend for the third annual Design Harvest, co-sponsored by Chicago Home + Garden. Local furniture and home accessory designers, vintage and antique collectors, and local stores gather under a tent for what is basically a pop-up shop on steroids." Read more
September 19, 2012--Beer and music lovers alike gathered at The Scout for the last Stella Summer Music Series event of the year. Local Chicagoans enjoyed complimentary Stella Artois and music by Chicago Acoustic Underground. The featured musicians were Hannah Frank, Jeff Brown, and Christie Kent. Read more
"For some homeowners, an empty room is a blank slate to fill with beautiful furniture and artwork. But for others (me included!), it can be completely overwhelming. To solve their woes, they turned to roomations.com, the brainchild of Oak Parker Lakshmi Bhargave and her two partners." Read more
A new report shows that Chicago has followed national trends in low-wage jobs, as an increasing number of well-educated breadwinners make up the proportion of workers below the line of self-sufficiency. Read more