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Those Who Were Here Before

Akito Tsuda photographed Pilsen before gentrification rendered it unrecognizable. Now he wants to help preserve what’s being lost.

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The Man Who Made Illinois Politics Shady

Every time a politician collects three salaries, writes a law benefiting himself, or appoints a friend to a government job, we should remember Stephen A. Douglas.

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“The Night Doesn’t Stop the Stars”

On the 50th anniversary of the killing of Fred Hampton, poet Haki R. Madhubuti pays tribute to the leader of Chicago’s Black Panthers with a new work.

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Chicago Accent Hall of Fame

The city’s classic accent is dying. But some of da greatest holdouts will go down in history.

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