The North Side development is billed as a boon to the city, but how will it impact surrounding neighborhoods?
Lincoln Yards Impact
Chicago Bar Scene Shifts
Chicago Bar Scene Shifts
Bar owners, experts and studies agree: Drinking habits of Chicagoans have changed. (Photo/Mary Clare Cheski)
Young Voters Show up for Johnson
Voters in the 25-34 age group increased voter turnout for the April 4 runoff, data show.
Brandon Johnson wins mayor's race, new faces in city council (Photo/Lulu Anjanette)
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Data Analysis: Chicago Mayoral Election Runoff Results by Ward
Maps of ward-by-ward breakdowns show how Brandon Johnson erased a 13 percentage-point deficit in the general election to beat Paul Vallas. High crime areas on the South Side went heavily for Johnson.
Food Prices Skyrocketing Again in Chicago, Rest of the U.S.
Prices for everything have skyrocketed since the pandemic, and food costs have risen to an uncomfortably high level. The outlook for a decline in prices does not appear to be anywhere in the near future.
Mega Development Along the Chicago River to Impact Chicago’s Future
The 53-acre mixed-use development, Lincoln Yards, will neighbor several existing neighborhoods such as the affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood, Bucktown and Wicker Park.
How Has Chicago’s Drinking Culture Been Changing?
Chicago tavern owners, as well as experts and studies, have been seeing a recent shift within the age-old drinking culture in the Windy City. Economics and COVID-19 have played key roles.
Vendors at Little Village’s Discount Mall Hurt by Novak Decision
The partial closure, and expected full closure, of the Little Village Discount Mall is an example of a growing national trend of mall closings. More than 40 vendors have been forced out.
Data: Increased Young Voter Turnout Played Key Role in Johnson’s Win
Young voters helped Brandon Johnson win the Chicago mayor's race, according to an analysis of Board of Elections data. The 25-to-34 age group had 17,000 more voters in the runoff than in the general election.
Gun-Related Deaths on the Rise Nationally, Suicide Part of Increase
In 2021, the US saw an increase of 8% from gun-related deaths from 2020. There were a total of 48,830 gun-related deaths in the United States in 2021, more than half suicides.
Chicago Walmart Closings Hit West, South Sides the Hardest
Walmart has announced that it will be closing four of its stores in Chicago, including three on the South and West Sides. Pharmacies will remain open an extra 30 days.
Analysis: Cybersecurity Industry Avoids Silicon Valley Fallout
The cybersecurity industry has been able to avoid fallout from the Silicon Valley Bank’s crisis, gaining in stock value over the last month, or at least, when facing losses.
Johnson Overcomes the Odds to Upset Vallas and Win Chicago Mayoral Election
After trailing early on Tuesday night, Brandon Johnson rallied to upset frontrunner Paul Vallas in the Chicago mayor's race.
Vallas Concedes Chicago Mayoral Race to Johnson, Calls for Unity in City, Party
Trailing by 16,000 votes, Paul Vallas conceded the Chicago mayor's race Tuesday night to progressive candidate Brandon Johnson
Chicago Aldermanic Runoff Election: Clay (46th) and Lee (11th) Cruise in Their Races
Nicole Lee retains her seat in Chicago's first Asian ward while community activist Angela Clay wins big in Uptown's 46th Ward.
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