A typical household’s wealth in the richest part of the Chicago area is 206 times that in the poorest area, according to the Urban Institute.
Named Guien, the giant agave is astounding visitors and staffers alike with its growing prowess. We compared her to other neck-kinking Chicago icons.
And, across Illinois, the COVID-19 death rate is 22 times higher for the unvaccinated than for fully inoculated residents as breakthrough cases appear to be far less lethal.
WBEZ has a look-up tool where you can search for your school. Chicago Public Schools enrollment overall is down by 10,000 students this year.
We ran through a decade’s worth of race data — from 2009 to 2019 — to prognosticate from the comfort of our couches.
WBEZ looked closely at the city and state dashboards monitoring cases and outbreaks. We explain what’s in them and what’s missing.
A WBEZ analysis of census data shows racial and ethnic population swings in the city and suburbs and declining white population statewide.
WBEZ finds wealthier areas show much higher teen vaccination rates. With no immunization mandate, local districts face a season of uncertainty.
See the latest numbers of Illinois COVID-19 cases and deaths.