Chicago Architecture Biennial participants are focused less on physical buildings than on laying the foundations of an overtly political approach to design.
Chicago Public Library became the largest system to eliminate late fees, a move that will increase access for low-income families. Will more libraries follow?
These cities all suffered notorious municipal scandals. What have officials and voters done to tackle corruption and keep it from happening again?
After a post-recession boomlet, the New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago areas are all seeing their population decline.
We surveyed more than 12,000 people (and counting) about the most contentious border question in the U.S. to reveal the true geography of America’s midsection.
Actually, yes. Thanks to extreme cold hitting the Midwest, Chicago is lighting the Metra commuter train rails on fire to keep the steel from contracting.
From taco-rich San Diego to the tortilla wastelands of Boston, we asked you to grade U.S. cities on two critical metrics: Mexican food and public transportation.
The retail giant plans to open a series of “city center” stores, starting in Manhattan. It’s a notable departure from its usual big-box suburban megastores.
John Massey’s minimalist designs are back on State Street in the Loop for the rest of August.
By acquiring Motivate, Uber’s chief rival will take over the docked systems in New York, D.C., San Francisco, and more.
The HGTV show highlights more than just open kitchens and bickering couples
In 2012, Little Village’s Hispanic residents helped shut down a coal plant. Now, a redevelopment company plans to build a distribution center—and a lot of truck traffic—into the neighborhood.
Five U.S. cities just lost a critical source of local news. The former LAist editor explains why it’s so troubling that they were silenced.
By analyzing collections at natural history museums, researchers revisited 135 years of industry.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to set students up for success after graduation. But at public schools, even the best ideas often have unintended consequences.
The age-old strategy is “see a rat, kill a rat.” The new plan is to end an infestation before it ever begins.
Alderman Ameya Pawar is running for governor with a focus on criminal justice, a New Deal-type infrastructure plan, and progressive taxation. But he’s facing some tough opponents in his own party.
The permanent supportive housing model includes community spaces, a clinic, and a cafe, and aims to help residents put down roots.
Collected in a new book, a series of dispatches between Chicago teens spotlights conversations that look beyond their differences.
A new report teases out the causes and costs of joblessness among the city’s young people without high-school diplomas.