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  • Perspective: How to prepare Chicago students for real jobs

    Perspective: How to prepare Chicago students for real jobs
    When faced with daunting social and economic challenges, those of us in and around public policy have a duty to respond using the best assets at our disposal. Last Sunday, the Tribune used its best assets — powerful rhetoric, passionate commitment...
  • A request for your proposals

     A request for your proposals
    Who can participate Whatever your role in the metropolitan area, we invite you or your organization to help craft a new Plan of Chicago. This is the Tribune's RFP, a request for your proposals to address the intertwined problems this series of...
  • A new Plan for Chicago

    A new Plan for Chicago
    A century ago civic architect Daniel Burnham mapped a physical future for this city. He had intended to design social remedies as well but didn't deliver. Today, with education failures, joblessness, crime and other intertwined challenges confronting...
  • We seek your help in forging a new Plan of Chicago

    We seek your help in forging a new Plan of Chicago
    To our readers: In 1909, the great architect and planner Daniel Burnham laid out a vision that would shape Chicago's future — a seminal document of sweeping ambition befitting a boisterous, emerging metropolis at the turn of a new century. It...
  • 'Never Built Los Angeles' is a lavish counter-history

    When, in the 1920s, the pioneering Southern California social critic Louis Adamic called Los Angeles "the enormous village," he didn't mean it as a compliment. Rather, he was referring to L.A.'s insularity, its status as what Richard Meltzer would later...
  • At the Field Museum, an unclear map to Dante's circles of hell

    At the Field Museum, an unclear map to Dante's circles of hell
    Chicago should light up more of its signature buildings — even on nights when the Blackhawks are not winning the Stanley Cup. For one thing, projection technology has advanced to the point where any exterior surface can be an exciting canvas, flat...
  • Literary Saloon: The days of cable cars gone by

    Literary Saloon: The days of cable cars gone by
    Greg Borzo believes, and rightly so, that much of our city's history "hides in plain sight." There is, for instance, the small building in the accompanying photo, Borzo standing near it. Sitting prominently at 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hyde Park,...
  • Part 1: History, grown locally

    Part 1: History, grown locally
    Legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously coined the phrase "All politics is local," but for dedicated staff and volunteers at historical societies across the city and suburbs, so is all history. They are the ones who keep the flame of the...
  • 'Mr. Selfridge': The man who invented retail therapy

    'Mr. Selfridge': The man who invented retail therapy
    Until recently, the Vera Wang bridal shop in Singapore imposed a non-refundable $482 fee to try on dresses. And last month a health food retailer in Australia posted this notice on its door: “As of the first of February, this store will be...
  • Emanuel moves playgrounds to front of Park District line

    Emanuel moves playgrounds to front of Park District line
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving playgrounds to the front of the line for the Chicago Park District’s limited construction money, with other big-ticket projects like new fieldhouses moving back in the queue. For the mayor, it’s about getting the...
  • Dinosaur-size debt

    Dinosaur-size debt
    For many people the defining moment in the Field Museum's recent history was the bid at a 1997 auction that made Chicago home to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue. But that choice could have far less impact on the Field's future than another...