Mike Dotson from Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood is curious to know: "What’s the history behind Cook County’s former Dunning Insane Asylum and the people buried near there?" Freelance writer and photographer Robert Loerzel digs into the history.
Marya Lucas asked what’s behind quality-of-life differences from one Chicago block to another. There’s no tip-toeing around the city’s social divisions. They’re plain to see, but the reasons aren’t and, in one place anyway, they don’t boil down to black and white.
History suggests a Victorian-era prejudice against commercial traffic in Chicago parkways lurks behind a ban against pickup trucks on Lake Shore Drive. Should truck owners worry? And, where can they park, anyway?