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.
A youth counseling program lets kids take the lead to navigate ethics and integrity.
Local efforts and federal laws are softening the macho culture and opening up new avenues for cops to ask for help.
In the age of on-demand food, is a restaurant more than a brand?
New research shows that an added charge is nudging consumer habits.
A new “restorative justice” court in Chicago will test this idea, by soliciting broader input on how offenders can make amends and stay out of jail.
The city has long depended on an influx of immigrants, but they’ve stopped moving there—and the ones who already live there often can’t stay.
A documentary filmed over the course of 20 years tells the story of a disenfranchised community pushed out of their homes.
Ryan McCaskey, the chef and proprietor at Chicago’s Michelin-starred Acadia restaurant, was evacuated from Vietnam as a toddler. Here’s why he shut down his restaurant in support of immigrant workers.
Thanks to a push by the insurance industry, apprentices may be coming to an office near you.
In five minutes, mRelief helps users learn whether they qualify, and how to claim benefits.
Will your city go into triage mode, double down on progressive policies, or flex its financial muscle in 2017?
Shared work spaces are popping up far away from urban cores.