One morning in late August, 20 renters and public housing advocates marched in a circle in front of the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) headquarters, holding signs and chanting to protest the agency’s recent decision to sell land meant for public housing to private companies. “Mayor Johnson!” the chant-leader yelled through a megaphone. “Stop CHA!” responded […]
One housing complex can’t reverse decades of historical trends—but city officials hope 43 Green can be a model for equitable development.
Why are we doing this again?
Open Mike Eagle shares some of the research behind his album-length love letter to the Robert Taylor Homes.
We listened to all 18 hours of it so you don’t have to.
Over the last decade, photographer David Schalliol has been diligently documenting the demolition and reconstruction of the city’s public housing. Selections from the series are now on display as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Also, an alderman wants to spend $25 million on programs to prevent gang and gun violence over the summer.
Bertrand Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes opened as a model community in 1966. It still is today.
Also, Cubs playoff tickets are on track to be the most expensive in MLB history.
On the 50th anniversary of a landmark desegregation lawsuit, the Reader and Blvck Vrchives offer this visual sampler of the city’s segregated housing past.
Also, Chicago police are rolling out thousands of body cameras after successful trial run.
On growing up in a “default” Cubs household with a White Sox fan father
A series of large-scale abstracts bring the past vividly to life.
American Theater Company artistic director PJ Paparelli, killed in Scotland last month, leaves a worthy legacy in The Project(s).
The pros and cons of putting another selective enrollment high school in the Near North area.