Chicago Finds a Way to Improve...

May 16, 2019 by

Other cities have combined books and subsidized housing, but the outgoing mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has embraced the concept with three striking new projects.

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I Used to Preach the Gospel of...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Policy makers need to question their assumptions about what makes a good school.

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Community Colleges Are the Nex...

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[Translate] With major architecture firms getting involved, these formerly neglected institutions are having a design renaissance—and...

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Soon We’ll Be Able to Swim in ...

Aug 16, 2017 by

[Translate] Dana Davidsen   THEDIRT.ASLA.ORG Chicago River / Pinterest Take a dip in the Chicago River? Those familiar with its...

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CHICAGO JUST POSTED ALL THE CL...

May 10, 2017 by

[Translate] Grist staff Daniel X. O’Neil The EPA’s climate change webpage was taken down for revisions last month to “reflect...

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CITIES ALL OVER THE U.S. ARE P...

May 8, 2017 by

[Translate] Briefly Stuff that matters pledge drive Shutterstock GRIST On Monday, Atlanta lawmakers voted unanimously to power the...

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EAST CHICAGO LEAD CRISIS HIGHL...

Apr 3, 2017 by

[Translate] Nexus Media Stories from Nexus Media “I thought we had regulations in place to protect us from pollution like this.” East...

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Mothers fighting Chicago gun v...

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[Translate] By Sher Watts Spooner  DAILY KOS Tamar Manasseh started a mothers’ community group to combat gun violence in...

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IT’S TIME FOR THESE TWO ...

Apr 3, 2016 by

[Translate]  Left: Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images). Right: Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty...

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THE CHICAGO BUNGALOW

Jul 28, 2015 by

[Translate] David Friedlander   LIFE EDITED Architecture In the early part of the 20th Century, the United States experienced a surge...

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SEVERE WEATHER HITS MIDWEST, S...

Jun 23, 2015 by

[Translate] HUFFINGTON POST CHICAGO (AP) — At least seven people were injured as severe thunderstorms that swept across northern...

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An Exciting Democracy Movement...

Feb 19, 2015 by

[Translate] Activism “Reclaim Chicago” has a bold progressive plan to reclaim the Windy City from the one percent. By Jim...

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The First Chicago Architecture...

Nov 24, 2014 by

[Translate] The METROPOLIS Blog Zachary Edelson All images courtesy Iwan Baan More than 120 years ago, Chicago’s World Columbia...

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This Southside Chicago neighbo...

Nov 13, 2014 by

[Translate] Rowhouses in Pullman, Chicago.    Kymberly Janisch By Lori Rotenberk   GRIST   The historic Pullman neighborhood, perched...

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Federal Dollars Help Gentrifyi...

May 27, 2014 by

[Translate]  ALTERNET The Chicago Reporter / By Angela Caputo The federal program designed to help blighted communities recover from...

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Koch Brothers To Face Lawsuit ...

Apr 30, 2014 by

The resulting soot has harmed human health…

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BP’s newly upgraded refinery j...

Mar 26, 2014 by

Deepwater Horizawhatnow?

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Alberta Doctor Says Canada Lyi...

Mar 2, 2014 by

…cover up to hide the health impacts…

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Little coyotes are moving to t...

Nov 10, 2012 by

Adorable pet-snatching coyotes are flocking to North American cities

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Recent post by Joe Costello

Sep 11, 2012 by

A response from Joe Costello, author, OF BY FOR. on the Chicago Teachers Union Strike.

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Big Rally Against Proposed New...

Jul 13, 2012 by

[Translate]  Sierra Club Scrapbook July 13, 2012 On July 10, more than 200 Chicagoans rallied outside the State of Illinois’...

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Chicago can seize opportunity ...

Jul 11, 2012 by

[Translate] RMI Michael Bendewald July 21, patient 2011 Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a program to make the city’s...

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