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Tales from the bar where blues musicians held court
Jul. 24, 2015
Stories from Theresa's Lounge: the basement bar in Chicago where famous blues musicians held court.
Drug addicts sent from Puerto Rico may be victims of ID theft in Chicago
Jul. 6, 2015
In an earlier investigation, we found that Puerto Rico sends drug addicts to Chicago for treatment in unregulated residential programs. Now, new evidence raises questions about what happens to the ID documents those programs confiscate from addicts.
South Side trauma center activists gain traction
Jun. 16, 2015
The University of Chicago is no longer saying a flat-out ‘no’ to an adult trauma center at its hospital.
South Siders lobby for neighborhood benefits as Obama library takes shape
May. 26, 2015
Some Chicagoans want legally binding language about economic development in their communities as big projects progress.
Thousands try out for role in Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'
May. 10, 2015
As lawmakers take issue with the movie’s name, Chicagoans lined up for a chance to make the big screen.
Englewood prepares for Whole Foods opening
May. 7, 2015
The organic grocer won’t open in Englewood until 2016 but planning has already begun, and residents are making sure they have a voice in the process.
Drumming for dollars as a Chicago bucket boy
Apr. 8, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at getting into (and out of) a tough, short-lived entertainment gig.
Campus police: real deal or rent-a-cops?
Nov. 5, 2014
Our case study: The U of C, where a private force polices 65,000 Chicagoans on and off campus.
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