As families are forced out, Englewood comes to terms with a neighbor intent on expanding its rail yard operations.
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 Zoe Kauder Nalebuff •
Nestled between vacant lots near the dead ends of 37th and May Street in Bridgeport is the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center, a former paint warehouse that now houses various small-craft organizations.
by Josh Kovensky •
The Don of Diesel, the Maharaja of Motor, the Shogun of shot brakes. Patrick Lay—owner of Hyde Park’s Foreign car hospital—is a man whose career and devotion to foreign automobiles has spanned over half a century, from the OPEC embargo…
by Jon Brozdowski •
The first lessons a child learns growing up in a city are simple but essential: don’t talk to strangers, come home when the street lights go on, and, last but not least, never think about playing in the streets. So it’s understandable that the city’s new parklets, dubbed People Spots by the City of Chicago, take some getting used to.
by Ellen Kladky •
“Buzzing! This place was buzzing!” Mr. Young, the tour guide, shouted as our bus plowed north on Cottage Grove from 43rd Street. “And I mean buzzing, like people everywhere, twenty-four-seven.” Within the first few minutes of this tour sponsored by…
by John Gamino •
“We believe in the vendor, we believe in the little guy,” declared Beth Kregor in her opening remarks of Saturday’s food truck symposium. Kregor, who is the director of the UofC Law School’s Institute for Justice Clinic of Entrepreneurship, addressed an eclectic group of university students, locals, and members of the food truck industry gathered in the school’s parking lot.
by Hanna Petroski •
They sounded like bees. A swarm of bikers careened around the corner, enthusiastically buzzing past in a blur of black and white. The day was March 28, the place was Calumet Park, and the occasion was the Gapers Block criterium…