The Robey

Wicker Park



“Solving Chicago’s murders could prevent more”

Source » Alex Kotlowitz in the New Yorker: But one issue is rarely raised: year after year, the vast majority of murders and non-fatal shootings in Chicago go unsolved. Last year, the police charged individuals in just twenty-six per cent of all murders. Of the nearly three thousand non-fatal shootings, only

The corrupt “keep sprouting, like eyes on a potato in your pantry, or a bloodthirsty many-headed hydra if you’re into mythology”

Source » John Kass in the Tribune: Yet even reformers go away, like Lawrence Bloom, Hyde Park’s former alderman, the face of good government who got caught up in a federal sting. So in corrupt Chicago — did I mention it’s the city that has earned the title Corruption Capital

“I feel like the whole season is a home game”

Source » –Dexter Fowler More in the Tribune’s “This was the year” video Update: Here’s a fan celebration supercut: (h/t @carlkuhl) Another update: Hamilton cast sings “Go Cubs Go!:” (h/t @linzegee)

How a pastor and a seamstress gave us Labor Day

Source » Vikki Ortiz Healy for the Tribune: When two Pullman residents, the Rev. William Cowardine and Jennie Curtis, a seamstress, brought the unfair work conditions to the attention of the American Railway Union in 1894, it prompted a nationwide shutdown of railways that begged action from then-President Grover Cleveland. (h/

How the first superhighway in Chicago changed the city

Source » Robert Loerzel for WBEZ: And another reason to look at the Ike [I-290]: It was the first superhighway in the heart of Chicago. However, by the 1960s — after more expressways were built, more neighborhoods were torn up, and traffic stayed as terrible as it was before — grassroots groups began
You've successfully subscribed to L.T. GREER
Great! Next, complete checkout to get full access to all premium content.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.