Opinion: Defensive Gun Use Doesn't Make Up For Accidental Injuries, HomicidesNo, friend, I'm not worried about an Uber driver who knows how to responsibly use a firearm -- I'm worried about everyone else.
Checking In With The Giant Hole That's Been Off Lake Shore Drive Since 2008For those who haven't followed the drama I'm talking about, a 76-foot-deep hole has existed off Lake Shore Drive since 2008.
Sexual Assaults By Neighborhood, A Tale Of Two ChicagosThe narrative of Chicago’s crime is a tale of two cities – one safe, one violent. For proof, look no further than the number of reported sexual assaults across Chicago’s 77 community areas.
Opinion: Who Cares If Murders Are Up, It's Not Like It's Affecting Your Neighborhood?Violence is up, let's blame the guns... I guess? Anyone else tired of the city's favorite scapegoat?
Sexual Assault In A Big City: Is There A Lack Of Priority?When it comes to safety, a city is often judged by the number of homicides and shootings it has in a year. Where does that leave other crimes like criminal sexual assault? Not a priority, say some sexual assault advocates.
Chicago Children Can Try To Opt Out Of The PARCC Standardized Test ... If They DareAt at least one school, children were intimidated and shamed into agreeing to take the highly criticized PARCC standardized test.
Worst Pick-Up Line Ever, ChicagoIf a woman doesn't seem to want to dance with you, showing her your rad switchblade probably won't win her over.
No One Wins In Chicago's Latest Standardized Testing DebacleOur kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry...
Chicago Could Appear On Monopoly's Latest Board, If Enough Chicagoans VoteWill enough people vote to secure Chicago one of the coveted spots on Monopoly's latest board?
Funding Infrastructure Isn't 'Sexy': Illinois And Chicago Infrastructure Is Underfunded, NeglectedThe American Society of Civil Engineers gave didn't give Illinois the greatest grade when it comes to infrastructure, which isn't surprising, considering the federal and state governments struggle to maintain America's roads, bridges and dams.
Chicago's Gun Problem -- There Are Too ManyDespite comparable resources to other big city's, Chicago's violence continues to outpace the likes of New York and Los Angeles -- why?
VIDEO: Lincoln Park Zoo's Newest Baby Gorilla Is Objectively The Cutest Thing EverIt can be difficult for journalists to write an article that is both ethical and objective. Thankfully, in the case of the baby lowland gorilla recently born at Lincoln Park Zoo, this isn't a problem -- she is objectively the cutest thing ever. Go Chicago.
VIDEO: What's Behind The Secret Door At Chicago's Union Station?The train station can be a pretty mundane place where keeping your head down and ignoring the people around you is often the norm. But add a secret door filled with balls from a ball pit, and everything changes.
Worshipped Chicago Restaurant Hot Doug's Is Returning ... Kind OfI'd wager the people who waited in line on the last day of Hot Doug's outnumbered the poor saps who ventured out into the cold to vote in the mayoral election yesterday -- and they didn't even get a hot dog for performing their civic duty!
Confusion Continues Over Standardized Testing In ChicagoDespite state and federal pressure, Chicago is delaying new standardized tests for 90 percent of CPS. The question remains: Will the city and CPS stick to their guns?