In the 1920s, the streets of Chicago were home to hundreds of secret clubhouses and hideouts—home bases to thieving, violent gangsters. Between 1923 and 1926, one sociologist at the University of Chicago endeavored …
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Much of what you believe about murders in Chicago may not be true. Consider the recent widespread media coverage of Chicago murder victims like 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, the innocent honor student who was …
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Chicago grassroots organization We Charge Genocide, an anti-police brutality volunteer group, travels to …
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Forget the media. Chicago is emerging as one of President Donald Trump’s favorite punching bags, the big city he loves to hate. The president barely gets through a few days without sounding off on Chicago violence, often …
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While The Sazerac hails from the Big Easy of New Orleans, LA., and The Moscow Mule is said to have been the brainchild of a New York spirits producer, Chicago is not without some of their very own cocktails as well. …
Chicago
"Don't shoot, I want to grow up." It's a common phrase seen printed on signs and t-shirts in Chicago. It's also part of an initiative that started at Columbia College in Chicago, and was later adopted by several community …
Chicago
On the corner of Larabee and Division Streets in Chicago, a woman named Andrea stands in front of her home, a quasi-public housing development with a surreally pristine, Ikea-esque veneer. We’re only steps from where, in …
Chicago
On 7th January, the temperature in Chicago was -4 degrees Farenheit (that’s -20 degrees Celsius). That evening, a Tuesday, nearly 40 people ventured out in to the Arctic conditions and gathered at the Atlas Brewing …
Chicago
Chicago has become one of the country’s most violent major cities, while New York is now one of the safest. But if not for one factor — vastly different levels of gun violence — the murder rate of the two metropolises would be …
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