Like most people, Annie Robinson says she “used to see aging as a decline.” Now, however, she’s learned to look forward to growing old—”it’s a sort of renaissance,” she says.
by Lauren Gurley •
On May 19, the southern portion of the Red Line will be shut down for a $425 million rehabilitation project. Over twenty thousand South Siders will have to find an alternative route to work.
by Spencer Mcavoy •
“This neighborhood has changed drastically,” says one Chatham resident, “and I am not happy about it.” Many other residents, she insists, feel the same way. “They’re really pissed off about what’s going on here. We are not happy.”
by Joy Crane •
James Brown’s ‘I Feel Good’ blasted overhead, a last call for skaters to steal a few final laps before the rink closed for the day. In a final display of unbridled release, for once each skater’s face told more than their footwork. “Believe it or not, sometimes at some of these sessions, you can see different expressions of how people feel the music,” says Nathanial H. Simpson Jr.
by John Gamino •
Appearances can be a particularly difficult way to gauge the quality of a barbeque establishment. The best joints are often hole-in-the-walls, unseemly on the outside, adorned with tacky checkered patterns within, and often unheard of outside a small devoted community;…
by Samantha Jones •
Rainbow sprinkled, toasted coconut, Boston cream pie, strawberry glazed, chocolate cake: these are only a portion of the twenty-five flavor spectrum of donuts offered at Dat Donut. With a red sign rivaling the size of its donut selection, the outpost…
by Harrison Smith •
It came as a surprise when on the morning of September 6 a school bus stopped in front of St. Clotilde and let out a handful of teenage students. Eventually it came out that the church’s second and third stories had become the new home of Richard Milburn High School.
by Michael Joyce •
On July 29, 2009, dozens of pro-Walmart protesters filled Chicago’s City Council meeting, and hundreds in matching “Jobs or Else!” T-shirts gathered outside City Hall. After months of delays, it finally seemed that the Council would hold a definitive vote…