Made in Chicago

MADE IN CHICAGO: Examining the good, the bad . . . and the Malört

Made in Chicago is a mosaic of stories by graduate students at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. It was published in June, 2015 and shows what makes this city unlike any other. (Full Made in Chicago site).

The student journalists strove to capture the good, the bad and the Malört.

After hours of reporting, transcribing, writing and coding, they published this collection of what’s been created, grown, enacted and built in Chicago.


Jeppson’s Malort: A search for the origins of Chicago’s liquor

Violin-Making Tunes A Global Beat From Chicago

Citadels of Hope: YMCA outreach workers in Chicago

First Defense Legal Aid: Chicago lawyers
give free counsel in free time


Petro Peril: Shale Oil’s Dangerous Journey Across America

Bungalow: Chicago bungalow says welcome home for over a century

Puerto Rican Restaurateur finds ‘American Dream’ in Chicago


Chicago Public Schools: Financial Woes

Pilsen: Green Dreams, Industrial Roots

Political newcomer defeats the mayor


Black lives tortured: Chicago awards reparations
to survivors of Burge police torture

Midwives: Medical Societies
Overshadow Growing Home birth Movement

Abortion Escorts — ‘Bubble Zones’
bursting with tension