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City Life

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Best of Chicago

Go where the Aperol spritzes are fizzier, the prom dresses are frillier, and the story times are fiercer. It’s all here in this guide to the 161 best ways to get the most out of the city and suburbs.

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The System Has Never Worked

In his new book, social worker Jonathan Foiles argues that policy change and clinical practice go hand-in-hand.

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The Lost Hours of Melissa Lorraine

Two years ago, the Theatre Y cofounder survived a sexual assault in a car she thought was her Uber. With the perpetrator still out there, she had to find a different kind of closure.

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A Downstate Illinois Dictionary

South of Chicago, Illinoisans speak with a distinctive Midland accent and a lexicon all their own. Visit armed with the local lingo.

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O’Hare’s Billions In Broken Promises

For more than 50 years, the airport has been plagued by corruption and costly delays. The politically connected cash in. Meanwhile, passengers trudge through a transit hub that persistently underperforms.

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Blood in the Streets

A hundred years ago, Chicago experienced the worst spasm of racial violence in the city’s history. Here’s how the riot unfolded, in the words of those who lived it.

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