Chicago Reader

In a recent column in The Times, Thomas Friedman exalted America's metropolitan revolution. But in cities like Chicago, the 'most exciting innovations in governance' have failed to improve the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of residents.
Aug 7, 2013   Chicago Reader
Mick Dumke dives deep on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ambitious plans to "exchange public space and public rights for private cash." Has the city learned anything from the parking meter debacle?
Dec 19, 2012   Chicago Reader
Preservationists have won a victory in their efforts to save Bertand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital from demolition.
Nov 17, 2012   Chicago Reader
<p>Even as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the city's landmarks ordinance, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks not only continues to leave many essential buildings unprotected, it's upending the very definition of what a landmark is.</p>
Feb 25, 2008   Chicago Reader
<p>As Chicago nears completion of the Deep Tunnel project, two local architects have proposed a new eco-friendly water plan for the city.</p>
May 16, 2007   Chicago Reader
Both classicist architects and some of their more pragmatic Chicago counterparts have a weakness for returning to the past, but their approaches couldn't be more different.
Oct 7, 2005   Chicago Reader
A modernist masterpiece by architect Mies van der Rohe's reopens after the most radical restoration of its 50 year history. A photo essay on the restoration includes a discussion of its legacy.
Sep 6, 2005   Chicago Reader