Maybe Rachel Shteir Was Right

Every Chicagoan has a list in their head of friends and family who left this city to be successful in other places. But does everyone leave willingly, or does Chicago not understand the value of holding on to its own talent? Read More

The New View from Here (VIDEO)

When I moved eight miles north from downtown Chicago, I traded in one spectacular high-rise view for another. Here's a set of videos to show how living across from the Loop compares to living on the edge of Lake Michigan--in all its inland-sea glory. Read More

A Gang in Every Alley

Every day for years living in downtown Chicago, I knew I was missing out on locally engaging with my city and fellow inhabitants therein. But I didn't know just how much I missed that kind of ordinary engagement until I moved to Edgewater. Read More