Audio preservation recovers old classics in the heart of Chicago

By Seb Peltekian Medill Reports When Joe Tessone first opened the Mystery Street Recording Company in Lakeview in 2007, he envisioned a typical studio where bands would record music. But now, the nondescript building at 2827 N. Lincoln Ave. houses one of the nation’s premiere facilities for audio preservation and restoration, a place recommended by […]

How Chicago’s controversial TIF program took over a third of the city

By Joel Jacobs Medill Reports Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced reforms to Chicago’s controversial Tax Increment Financing program (TIF) earlier this month, promising transparency and more oversight. “For too long, the City’s TIF spending decisions have occurred in the shadows,” she stated in a press release. The press release also included a statement from Deputy Mayor […]