Daniel Hale Williams was a pioneer in many ways.
Tag: Vol. 48 No. 16
Issue of Jan. 24 – 30, 2019
The latest Fast Eddie: the 14th Ward
The indictment of the head of City Council’s finance committee, who shook down a fast-food joint and kept a passel of guns in his office, offers plenty for Ben and Maya to consider.
The solar system dances on the gig poster of the week
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Aaron Lowell Denton, Twin Talk, Mike Lewis, JT Bates, Jeremy Yivisaker
Lefty Dizz was one of the greatest showmen in the blues
Guitarist Lefty Dizz toured abroad for decades, but even in his home base of Chicago he was never the star he played like.
The surprising Chicago origins of indoor baseball
From humble and hilarious beginnings on the south side in 1887, the sport grew into a favorite pastime for women and the working class.
Must love rescue dogs
A tragic fire brings the spotlight to animal shelters.
One-stop Senegalese shop
Come for the colorful textiles and raw black soap at Gorée Shop, stay for the food.
A kid takes on the machine: the 13th Ward
Marty Quinn, close ally of Michael Madigan, has accrued a lot of power in the 13th Ward, but Ben and Maya are more interested in what his 19-year-old challenger means for the machine politician.
Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear may be the weirdest home movie ever made
Does your father love you enough to return from the grave as a guardian angel made of squid parts?
Bob Odenkirk returns home to Second City
The Better Call Saul star discusses acting, improv, blood feuds, and the charms of Naperville.
JFC it’s cold
Put a hat on your cat, rat out your landlord if your place gets too cold, and/or head to one of the city’s warming centers to cope.
Is CPD using racial profiling to catch Divvy thieves?
Advocates say yes—and that they have the stats to prove it.
Archive Dive: A look back at the 1983 mayoral election
David Moberg offers a guide for the perplexed.
Shotgun objections: the 20th Ward
Things get complicated in the ward set to tie for the most-aldermen-in-jail award, so Ben and Maya share their insights.
A tale of two endorsement sessions—the Tribune v. the Grassroots Collaborative