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Chicago Gentrification

Block by Block: Cities, Artistic Endeavor and the Future of Shared Purpose

David E. Thigpen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
David E. Thigpen

The power of creative classes has long been recognized as a force for good in the life of cities, both for the beauty they create as well as for the magnetic pull they exert, drawing followers to precincts where few before them dared go.

The Crisis in Chicago

Chris Williams | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices
Chris Williams

This may be easier said than done, but an effort must be made on all fronts by those in power to prevent more senseless deaths. Enough is enough. Too many black children have died. It is time to end this madness once and for all.

"No Games Chicago" Hosts Olympic Sceptic At Public Forum

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Chicagoans can look forward to massive city debt, destruction of public parks, insider deals and a full frontal assault on civil liberties if we are awarded the 2016 Olympic Games.

Bronzeville Residents Wary Of Olympics-Fueled Gentrification

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the city of Chicago continues its quest to land the 2016 Olympics, many who've worked hard to rejuvenate the Bronzeville community into a hub of Af...

Hyde Park Debates Obama Effect

Crain's Chicago Business | Steven R. Strahler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hyde Park, a neighborhood that sets itself studiously apart, soon will be shoved into the international spotlight. With local resident Barack Obama h...

No Style Like The Old Style

Ted Goeglein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ted Goeglein

It has been said (ad nauseum) that Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, which sounds pretty cozy and quilt-like until you examine what that means.

Of No Fixed Address: Class Warfare

Christopher Devine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christopher Devine

'On the streets, it's what you need. It's not what you want.'

The Greening Of Logan Square

Gapers Block | Brienne Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John Alexander Logan entered public life after his election to the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1852. Like all good Chicago politicians,...