Chicago has become the poster child for violence, but none more pervasive than black-on-black crime. With black youths facing so many obstacles, how do we ensure that their futures can be bright, or that they will have a future at all?
The iconic “corncob” towers were designed to be much more than places to live. On the 100th birthday of their visionary architect, we reflect on how well these buildings match their original intended use.
From the 1920s to the 1950s, the Illinois Department of Transportation photographed the roads, bridges and other infrastructure built by the agency. The images, now archived and placed online, provide a snapshot early and mid-20th century Chicago.