Drowning is the number-two cause of death in children, and the racial disparities in those numbers are important to consider in improving safety.
During the summer, students who qualify for free lunches often don't eat them. There's a way to fix that, if only Congress would act.
An amazing look back at an applicant's correspondence with the Graduate School of Design.
Rep. Bobby Rush's attacks ignore the facts and dishonor law-abiding Chicagoans trying to lead their lives.
There are tents, libraries, free food, even free hugs. But how long will it be allowed to last?
The attacker stormed the home where the video was allegedly shot, demanding to be put in touch with the drug dealer who supplied the Mayor.
A conversation with Mayor Tom Barrett.
A peek at the archdiocese's unprecedented push to bring back its struggling schools.
Taking small actions that give people a sense of pride in their neighborhood isn't a crazy starting point for uplifting a community like Lindsay Heights.
According to Gawker, the sellers are "running scared."
If today's geopolitical divisions existed when Stegosauruses roamed the earth, the world might have looked something like this.
Crime was up in 2012, but it's not a sign darker days are coming.
The country is spending 2 million pounds to hide its blight from world leaders.
Two national magazines take on dissecting the city in the same week. Who wrote it best?
A 2011 documentary paints a frightening picture of the way bulldozers, bankers, and politicians are demolishing the city without regard to the environment.
25 people were shot in just 48 hours last weekend, bringing the yearly figure to 440 shootings — with six more fatalities.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
The battle over Gezi Park has become a symbol of opposition to the city's massive urban upheaval.
Comparisons to car accidents or prescription drug overdoses offer little insight.