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The secret lives of food critics, circa 1980
It was a dangerous profession, as the Reader‘s Toni Schlesinger discovered.
The lost Harold Washington files
Thirty years after Harold Washington’s death, a newly unearthed trove of documents reveals the early stages of his transformation into the insurgent who’d become the first (and still only) black man elected mayor of Chicago.
Remembering Abner Mikva, who built Evanston’s Democratic Party
The former congressman took the political know-how he gleaned in Chicago to build the Democratic Party of Evanston.
In the mayoral money race, the rich—that is, Rahm—gets richer
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Robert Fioretti trail far behind Mayor Emanuel in fundraising. Does it matter?
Fifty years later, participants in the March on Washington still hoping for justice
Organizers of the Chicago contingent in the 1963 March on Washington say it’s time for another movement.
Remembering Chicago’s great school boycott of 1963
Kartemquin Films documents the city’s last big school protest—just in time for the present one.
RIP Marshall Rosenthal
RIP Marshall Rosenthal, who launched the Reader‘s Hot Type column
The year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader
Hyde Park & Kenwood Issue: An Island in the Swamp
For decades now, most of Chicago’s political independents have emerged from Hyde Park and Kenwood.
Fall Books Special: Chicago’s Life Story
Popular Columbia College prof Dominic Pacyga’s been telling the city’s history in pieces for years. Now he’s put it all together.
The Jr. Senator from Illinois
Jesse Jackson Jr. throws his hat into the ring of wannabe replacements for Senator Obama.