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The 150-acre burial ground has served the South Side for over a century. Now, amid a devastating COVID-19 surge and a racially charged clash over funeral processions, it’s become a lightning rod. Read more
Thought Chicago was just a beer town? The city’s java scene is booming, with more choices than ever, from authentic Turkish kahve and Mexican café de olla to boldly flavored lattes and canned cold brews. Read more
Every building tells a story — about its residents, its neighborhood, its city. Prompted by a new historical research project, novelist Kathleen Rooney got to know one of them. Read more
The pandemic may have put a stop to big weddings, but plenty of local couples are still getting hitched at City Hall. One morning in September, we captured the big day for 10 of them. Read more
In an unprecedented year, these six honorees — from the doctors who guided us through the bleakest days to the organizer who became the face of a revolution — showed us that humanity and hope persist. Read more
An exhaustive rundown of 29 of the most skilled practitioners in the metro area, for everything from tiny “tweakments” to total transformations. Read more
With restaurants all over town pivoting to takeout, the handheld meal is enjoying a Renaissance. Whether you skew old-school (gym shoe, anyone?) or newfangled (hello, Cambodian fried chicken), our celebration of all things sammies is packed with recipes, chef tips, great veggie options, and much more. Read more
This summer, long-simmering grievances against the doyenne of Chicago’s drag scene exploded, and Boystown will never be the same. Read more
As demands for reform grow deafening, the Fraternal Order of Police and its firebrand leader are digging in for the fight of their lives. Read more