Less than 10 percent of the city’s waste is diverted from landfills, while the nationwide average is 35 percent.
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.
The CHA provides Section 8 vouchers to tens of thousands of low-income households. Is the agency trying to keep them from realizing their collective power?
Late alderman Berny Stone once blocked plans for the Lincoln Village Pedestrian Bicycle Bridge. Some say he was motivated by real estate concerns, others say racism.
He foresaw a “sharp wind” blowing away the change the city’s first black mayor had worked for.
Also, who knew that being the city’s “harbor boss” was such a challenging gig?
Shop hyperlocal this season for everything from unorthodox games and Chicago-centric books to craft booze and high-design home goods.
In his new book, Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss, local author R.J. Nelson describes his unusual time as the city’s harbor boss.
Chicago plays itself in this dramatization of the First Couple’s first date.
In many ways, Chicago’s political climate has changed little since the death of the political visionary.
In this election year, we look back at the history of black voter mobilization in Chicago and in the south.
A multimedia story inspired by the former Illinois poet laureate’s 1968 poem In the Mecca.
Martin Kennelly was mayor the last time both clubs won their first pair in the same season, 65 years ago.
The Reader and Blvck Vrchives founder/curator Renata Cherlise collaborated on this reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact on Chicago.