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City Life

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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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Not Another Chicago Cliché!

If you’ve seen one of these 10 tropes Hollywood keeps trotting out about our city, you’ve seen them all.

1 month
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Okay, the Scooters Are Good

They may be goofy, but there’s a serious role for e-scooters to play in Chicago’s expanding transportation grid.

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Is There Anything S.L. Huang Can’t Do?

MIT grad, martial artist, movie stuntwoman, and — maybe — a licensed pilot? The local multihyphenate talked to us about her myriad passions and second novel, Null Set.

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34 Extremely Fierce Looks From Chicago’s First Drag Fest

The city’s only outdoor fest dedicated 100 percent to drag, held in the Cheetah’s Gym parking lot in Andersonville, prioritized diversity and local talent. Among the big names in attendance: Raja, Lucy Stoole, and T Rex.

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