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Mapping 22 Different Latino Populations Across the U.S.A.

New maps show the geographic differences among Mexican, Salvadorean, Cuban, and other ethnic populations.

Could Stiffer Penalties for Illegally Carrying a Gun Reduce Violence in Chicago?

Experts are divided over a law currently being considered by the Illinois State Legislature. 

Seeing Bike-Share as an Alternative to Streetcars

It's a cost-effective, high-return option, says Chicago's transportation commissioner.

How Chicago Points to a Growing Inequality of Urban Violence

Some of Chicago's neighborhoods have become much more dangerous, even though crime has plummeted citywide.

How Social Networks Explain Violence in Chicago

In a new video, a Yale sociologist shows how relationships spread risk.

Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

Suspicious Train Crash Injures Dozens in Chicago

A head-on collision between two trains — one of them out-of-service — sent dozens of people to area hospitals.

The Awkward Ethics of Sharing

Some people just don't know how to share, let alone bike-share. So what do we do about them?

Dazzling Timelapse Videos of Millions of FourSquare Check-Ins

In six global cities.

Welcome to Chicago, Where Segregation Is Almost a Civic Art Form

Whole communities are burdened by fear of violent crime, while others remain blissfully ignorant, in America's most divided city.

Can Mayors Really Save the World?

Untangling the theory that local ideas can fix global problems.

Why Don't We All Just Agree to Stop Crowning a 'Murder Capital'

What could be more useless than raw homicide numbers from over a year ago?

13 People, Including a 3-Year-Old, Shot in a Chicago Park

All are expected to survive; police say the attack was gang-related.

Book Lovers Will Adore These Neat New Maps

Two ways to chart the connection between reading and place.

The Problem With Living Wage Bills Aimed at Walmart

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray just vetoed a measure that would have effectively established two very different minimum wages in the city.

Rescuing the Adorable Icons of Chicago's Public Housing Projects

These concrete animal statues were removed in the early 2000s, but a new project is hoping to bring them back.

How to Prepare for Climate Change: Put Air Conditioning in Schools

Because an awful lot of them don't have it.

Can Whole Foods Remake Itself in the Middle of a Food Desert?

The high-end grocer will move into one of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods.

One Simple Tip That Could Save a Cyclist's Life

Checking for cyclists should be a routine and heavily emphasized part of driver education.