The story of how the near north side became what it is today.
Tag: urban renewal
The city gets edgy with a free experimental performance series
The city of Chicago presents the free experimental performance series OnEdge.
The missing link in the War on Poverty
To better help the urban poor, government must address not just their deprivation but also their segregation.
How Chicago should honor Mandela
Apartheid wasn’t just a South African thing.
The developer who’s revolting against Rahm
Only a wealthy businessman stands in the way of the mayor’s $92 million South Loop arena and hotel plan.
A dream unrealized for African-Americans in Chicago
When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, most blacks here were living in poor, segregated neighborhoods. They still are.
Was Jonylah Watkins the victim of segregation-related violence?
A baby is fatally shot in Woodlawn. Police blame gangs—but are they the real culprit?
Racial integration is possible in Chicago
In a city with a sordid history of segregation, there are beacons of light and reasons to be thankful
“Why are whites afraid of blacks?”
Eighty-six-year-old Geneva Banks talks about her life in the segregated south and the segregated north
Hyde Park & Kenwood Issue: Expelled From the Garden
The U. of C. wants to park bulldozers on a Woodlawn community garden, and it won’t take “let’s talk about this” for an answer.
Hyde Park & Kenwood Issue: The 800-Pound Gargoyle
The University of Chicago may not be the only force that shaped Hyde Park and Kenwood, but it’s the biggest.
Renewing urban renewal
Urban renewal: “there is no party like the party where you plow it all under.”
The Plot to Destroy North Kenwood
That’s probably an overstatement. But Mary Bordelon isn’t taking any chances.