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Giant Pot Field Discovered in Chicago

Pilot Edward Graney was flying over the South Side of Chicago after a training drill when he noticed something that stood out from the native flora.

Chicago Finesse

The “letter” from Obama campaign manager Jim Messina to his Romney counterpart Matt Rhoades calling on the Republican candidate to release a total of five years...

Mark Halperin's Take: Chicago Hold 'Em

For a guy who was famous for playing cards with his colleagues in the Illinois legislature, Barack Obama isn't showing much of a poker face these days. The...

Food Justice in Inner-City Chicago

LaDonna Redmond considers opening an organic-food market on Chicago's South Side the act of a freedom fighter. After 10 years of having to drive across town to...

Creative Thinking In Chicago

When it comes to municipal penny pinching, the Second City is full of firsts. Money is so tight in Chicago that city officials, facing a $220 million budget...

Did Dave & Co. Dump on Chicago?

The DAVE MATTHEWS BAND'S eco-anthem Don't Drink the Water must seem like darn good advice to Chicagoans. Illinois is suing the socially conscious jam band and...

Chicago's Take On Failing Kids

Eight years ago, Chicago moved to end social promotion of its students, and the city has since been a bellwether in the debate over whether to keep kids who...