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During an unseasonably warm early February, Red Line Project reporters shot and produced stories around Chicago using only their mobile phones. Here is what they learned ...
In Chicago, the need for answers and understanding of COVID-19 was dire, particularly among the city's diverse communities that were hit hardest.
With 54% of households in Chicago being renter-occupied, the topic of the rising rent prices is complex. The many intricacies of renting may not be apparent to most people
With Chicago rent costs rising in recent years, many minimum wage workers have found the cost of living to be a challenge solely relying on the earnings from their jobs.
North Side neighborhoods like Lakeview and Lincoln Park have seen a rash of carjackings in the last few years. “This is probably the first year that I felt unsafe on my street,” said one resident.
Logan Square is known for its thriving cultural sense with cool and hip restaurants, bars, and music venues. Although for some, it is now garnering a reputation of concern for its own public safety.
How effective has the Safe Passage program been in Chicago? While it has made CPS school routes safer, some Safe Passage route workers aren't making enough to even make their rent payments.
Since August of 2022, Chicago has been sent more than 24,000 asylum seekers, primarily Venezuelans fleeing political and economic turmoil. Grassroots efforts from nonprofits are trying to help the transition.
As temperatures fall and Chicago officials struggle to house asylum-seeking migrants, safety concerns rise over providing hundreds of asylum-seekers sleeping outside police districts with safe and warm housing.
Hyde Park’s small, local business owners face many challenges from trying to gain more traction, to keeping businesses running during times of uncertainty and preventing the business from closing.
Chicago's DIY music scene generally refers to smaller artists who are doing it all themselves -- playing in spaces that aren't your typical venues. The scene thrives in Chicago but has its challenges, bands say.
Chicago Transit Authority ridership on both bus and rail plummeted at the start of COVID-19 and has struggled to recover to its pre-pandemic numbers, an analysis of CTA data shows.
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.
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.
The 53-acre mixed-use development, Lincoln Yards, will neighbor several existing neighborhoods such as the affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood, Bucktown and Wicker Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.