A young businessman may be the perfect savior for this ornate performance hall.
Writer Mary Barr tells Chicago magazine how her hometown lost the battle for racial integration.
The dominance of New York, and the decline of bus ridership.
New York's Bus Time program led to about a 2 percent rise overall, according to new research.
An analysis from past seasons calls that connection into question.
Forget opponents—even supporters are debating whether the city has gone far enough in its BRT ambitions.
A criminologist dissects the so-called black site, where military interrogation techniques are allegedly substituted for questioning.
The Chicago mayor hopes voters will allow him to avoid an April runoff despite school closures and outbreaks of violent crime.
Some cities ignore the abuse, but others have found success engaging it head on.
Chicago's experiment in relocating poor African American families to rich white suburbs seems to be a success. So why are so few other cities doing the same?
Illuminate a room in a classy way, while also making it seem the world is upside down.
These discoid ice sheets are formed by the motion of waves.
Meet Transfix, a start-up that fashions itself "Uber for trucks."
The housing crisis decimated communities near the University of Chicago, now the school and other organizations are trying to stabilize them.
After working together to shut down a pair of coal plants, three grassroots organizations no longer see exactly eye to eye on the best way forward for their community.
Fat Daddy's, Fat Sam's, Fat Tony's, Fat Ricky's, Fat Boys, Fatty Magoo's... what's behind this celebration of big-bonedness?
A growing class of cargo vans enables smarter intersection design.
An analysis of roadway suffixes in six major U.S. cities reveals differences rooted in history.
Steve Buchtel pitched the 26-mile Cal-Sag Trail, which will stitch together disparate suburbs of Chicago, as offering benefits beyond recreation.