April 7, 2017, 9am PDT
A new graphic novel has magic to stir blood.
March 24, 2017, 1pm PDT
Apartment building with subsidized units for the disabled has drawn protest and support, Alex Nitkin talked to some of the people hoping to move into the apartments.
March 23, 2017, 12pm PDT
A Northwestern University study found that Chicagoans ran fewer red lights after cameras were installed, even at intersections that don't have cameras.
March 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
Majority-white neighborhoods like West Town and Lincoln Park are among the most popular for biking in Chicago, but they’re not in the top ten neighborhoods for bike tickets.
March 16, 2017, 7am PDT
Zoning around Chicago's public transit in relatively affluent areas won't allow for density or any kind of housing other than single family homes.
March 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A bill with anti-gentrification goals would charge developers who intend to knock down homes along the city’s new bike trail.
March 8, 2017, 7am PST
The Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods in Chicago will update their master plan to keep pace with the north side Chicago growing wealth and popularity.
March 7, 2017, 9am PST
In an ambitious plan dating back to the early 20th century, some Chicagoans want to build out park space over Lake Shore Drive's Oak Street S-bend. The project wouldn't be a straightforward one.
March 3, 2017, 1pm PST
In Chicago, which has seen closures by retailers like Sears, Macy's, and others, Mayor Emanuel is offering some relief in the form of grants.
March 2, 2017, 10am PST
Natalie Moore details her experience in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood as the child of black home owners in a segregated city.
March 2, 2017, 6am PST
Launched with neighborhood-friendly ambitions, Chicago's people plaza program was meant to create revenue-generating gathering places. A Chicago Tribune editorial says it's hard to find any people at the plazas, however.
March 1, 2017, 6am PST
A development on Chicago's Northside faces protests and picketers who don't want new density, height, or low income residents.
February 28, 2017, 1pm PST
Chicago Aldermen are considering an ordinance to outlaw street performances audible from more than 20 feet away, but in a segregated city, some fear that a quieter downtown might be more unwelcoming.
February 23, 2017, 6am PST
The process of redeveloping the site of one of the country's most infamous public housing complexes, Cabrini-Green in Chicago, will soon take another substantial step into the future.
February 20, 2017, 5am PST
The vacant lot program at the Cook County Land Bank Authority recently kicked into high gear—offering a huge number of vacant lots for sale, located around 27 neighborhoods and suburbs in the Chicago region.
February 19, 2017, 11am PST
A $32 million infrastructure project in downtown Chicago to create dedicated bus lanes and improve bus shelters is done, but the city of Chicago and its police are not enforcing the laws they made to make that system run.
February 18, 2017, 11am PST
Ghost bikes, sad, silent tribute to those killed while riding bikes, are more controversial than seems possible. The Chicago Tribune has a map that endeavors to track their locations around the Chicago area.
February 17, 2017, 12pm PST
The United Center, which is home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, will get a new elevated train station.
February 17, 2017, 5am PST
An exemplary display of Minecraft prowess.
February 7, 2017, 7am PST
Designed for a different era, Willis Tower's pedestrian-phobic base is in line for a complete overhaul. The goal is to open the immense tower to the street.