Uptown summit brings together stakeholders in changing neighborhood

By Grace Austin Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood faces challenges ranging from gang violence and homelessness to gentrification. At the historic North Side neighborhood’s annual summit, State of Uptown, business owners, residents and local aldermen discussed how to maintain Uptown’s diversity and charm amid rapid development. Photo at top: A mural by the “L” tracks shows the […]

Photos: Is the tattoo parlor the new barbershop?

By Grace Austin Tattoos have become near ubiquitous, with 3 in 10 Americans now having them, according to a 2015 Harris poll. As tattoos become more mainstream, so do the number of tattoo parlors and the kinds of people getting inked. Chicago’s Deluxe Tattoo has a reputation for easy rapport and detail-oriented artists, similar to […]

What matters to Chicago voters in 2016?

By Max Greenwood and Aryn Braun Photos by Raquel Zaldivar Voters from around Chicago flocked to precincts Tuesday to cast their ballots in the 2016 primary elections. But what’s driving them to the polls? Medill Reports asked Chicagoans what issues they think are important and what voting means to them. Earl Moore, 21 Englewood “No. […]