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City Life

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On the Disappearing “Chi-caw-go”

The pronunciation of our fair city by the lake is a matter of local controversy — and like anywhere else, regional speech is giving way to national speech.

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Searching for Ms. Miller

Delving into Chicago’s past, the author picked up the trail of a forgotten literary light whose life uncannily paralleled their own.

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Love Has Not Been Canceled

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.

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Chicagoans of the Year

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.

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Hospitals on Life Support

You’d think a global pandemic would be a boon for health systems. But while COVID beds are full, other patients are staying home.

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A New Book on X-Rated Antiques

In The People’s Porn, out this November, DePaul University professor Lisa Sigel explores the history of handmade smut.

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The Judgment of T Rex

This summer, long-simmering grievances against the doyenne of Chicago’s drag scene exploded, and Boystown will never be the same.

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