For those who live there, the Ewing Annex Hotel is a refuge, an artifact, and a last chance. The man who’s been holding it together for more than 20 years is about to retire.
At an Englewood elementary school, teachers and staff describe working conditions that hurt kids most.
Does Riot Fest have any business taking over a public park in a largely Black and Brown neighborhood?
An architecture critic and a housing reporter visit a new exhibition in Milwaukee.
Gentrifying Uptown may be ready for the return of Helen Shiller’s spirit.
Suzan-Lori Parks’s modern-day Hester Prynne suffers horribly for no discernible purpose.
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film about an impoverished makeshift family won the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Dramatic changes in property tax assessment have a deep impact on renters, assessor candidate Fritz Kaegi says.
Sean Baker’s indie drama is an impressive feat of sympathetic filmmaking.
A new book succeeds by avoiding simple solutions to complicated problems.
Through toiletry drives, “bail-outs,” and reunification rides, local activists work to brighten Mother’s Day in jail and prison.
For thousands of Chicagoans “living outside,” for better or worse, home is still where they make it.
Journalists, philanthropists, top cops, and academics spend a luxurious evening discussing what to do about young men shooting each other.
A discussion with the writer in advance of her appearance at the Chicago Humanities Festival
The Metropolitan Planning Council tries to stir policy makers into targeting segregation by showing how white people suffer from it too.