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1 month
ago

The Precedent for Cutting Off the Loop

Cordons of entire neighborhoods have happened before, but this week’s was unusually swift and in response to comparatively small-scale disorder.

1 month
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When a Riot Takes Downtown

In the formulation of Chicago as two cities, it is believed by some that crime is simply confined elsewhere. But the Mag Mile looting suggests those barriers were never so real to begin with.

2 months
ago

Court of Chaos

A new memoir by Lee Weiner — the member of the Chicago Seven that was actually from the city — gives fresh insight into how the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests and trial really went down.

3 months
ago

A Crew to Remember

A new documentary catches up with members of the Manley High School team, which rowed its way to stardom from Chicago’s West Side in 1999.

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