Also featured: the reversal of the Chicago River, the commodities trade, the Mayors Daley, and Jane Addams.
Early 20th century reformers wanted to give immigrants a place to get rid of their excess energy.
Chicago’s deadly ’95 heat wave turned 20, but complex questions raised in a 2002 Reader piece on the subject remain unanswered.
The Baha’i House of Worship celebrates the centenary of its cornerstone
Gay columnist Paul Varnell dies at 70.
How Craigslist brought me out of the cold and into the Reader office.
A round-up of weather-related reporting.
Shimer College President Thomas K. Lindsay is out, now.
Is the Internet keeping us out of our national parks?
Reporting the Reader’s layoffs, the New York Times’s David Carr offers a good word for John Conroy and investigative journalism. Lee Sandlin adds one for Reader editor Alison True.
The Reader lays off Conroy, Marlan, Henderson, and Bogira
From the archives: Here Lies the World’s First Nuke
Harold Henderson looks at The Omnivore’s Dilemma.