Chicago

Exactly When Is a City Strong Enough to Spar With Walmart?

A delicate calculation.

An Effort to Gather the Best New Urban Policy Innovations in One Place

According to a survey of 200 experts.

'Why Is Boston So Racist' and 50 Other City Stereotypes Revealed by Google Autocomplete

Austin is 'liberal,' Tampa is 'trashy,' and Buffalo is both 'cold' and 'depressing.'

Animated Retrospectives of the Day: Watch Iconic Skylines Emerge Before Your Eyes

Corporate real estate data offer unexpectedly riveting views into the past. 

Nearly Half of All American AIDS Cases Are Found in Just 12 Metropolitan Areas

The HIV scourge continues to disproportionately affect poor urban areas.

A Heat Map Dining Guide to Hoagies, Hipsters and Bacon

Thanks to Yelp reviews.

Peep at These Fantastic Vintage City Panoramas

You won't find better old cityscapes than the ones in this Library of Congress collection.

Chicago's Stanley Cup Celebrations Got a Little Nuts

Among the alleged fan transgressions: throwing beer bottles and cans at police horses.

In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

Why Cities Should Be Leading the Push for Immigration Reform

New research suggests that immigrants could boost housing values in precisely the shrinking cities that need it.

You Know You Want to Play These Risk-Style Games of 'Urban Domination'

Havoc Boards apply the classic competition for world conquest to ten different cities.

Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live

What our devices can tell us about the geographic divisions of urban wealth.

The Devastating Impact of 30 Years of Sprawl, As Seen From Space

The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.

Chicago's Violent Weekend Was the Worst of the Year

At least 41 people were shot and 7 killed.

The Senate's 'Elitist, White-Boy' Plan to Fight Gangs Is Right

Rep. Bobby Rush's attacks ignore the facts and dishonor law-abiding Chicagoans trying to lead their lives.

Cover Story Showdown: 'Time' vs. 'New York Times Magazine' on Chicago

Two national magazines take on dissecting the city in the same week. Who wrote it best?

What Happens When a Nonprofit Car-Sharing Service Gets Bought By a Major Rental Company?

We're about to find out.

Will Brick-and-Mortar Stores Find New Life ... as Datacenters?

Sears is looking into re-purposing its shuttered stores as datacenters, starting with one in Chicago.

4 Big Questions Looming Over Chicago's School Closings

It's been a bruising and emotional year for Chicago's Board of Education and opponents alike. But the hardest part is still to come.