House Keeping

The Anti-Eviction Campaign scouts out abandoned homes and arranges for people to live in them, matching “homeless people with peopleless homes.” “It’s not necessarily about what’s right or what ought to happen, but fundamental human dignity.”


In many ways, Libby looks like other troubled schools in Englewood. But for the past four years, all students have had the opportunity to be part of the spring musical, the annual culmination of the school’s extensive arts program.

In Transit

A proposal to build a bus rapid transit line on Ashland Avenue might prove to be the kind of transit project the city needs, functioning as an effective conduit between the North and South Sides.

Birth of the Cool

Jazz redefines the violin family. From outside the performance space at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, you might have easily mistook the instruments if you hadn’t known they were kicking off the first-ever Jazz String Summit that Friday night.

Mythic Craft

Jackalope Coffee is an ode to Bridgeport’s craft-makers–it’s a twee utopia, a Raggedy Ann hodgepodge of Etsy purchases, original artwork, and old-time neighborhood artifacts.

The Woman Behind the Lens

Vivian Maier took more than 100,000 photographs of Chicago’s streets when she wasn’t working as a nanny. To label her as a street photographer, however, oversimplifies her massively varied body of work.