Chicago is a beautiful and sometimes brutal place, full of contradictions and contrasts. Above all, it's a place of stories. They're how we make sense of things, entertain ourselves, share experiences, express values, and make a place our home. Storied Chicago is a space to share stories of the people and institutions of Chicagoland.
The Oriental Institute Museum and the Robie House are worlds apart in some ways—one a monument to ancient cultures, the other an icon of modern architectural design. But physically, they’re separated by just a brief walk on the University of Chicago’s campus, which means you can take in two of the city's most impressive cultural resources in a single afternoon
Chicagoans will find much that is familiar in photographer Maciek Stankiewicz's images—an EL train, a mural, a store window. Yet, the images invariably draw the viewer’s eye to something peculiar or unique: a comedic juxtaposition or an intriguing character.
Poet Mel Goldberg grew up in Chicago, attended the U of I at Navy Pier, graduated from Northern Illinois University, and spent 30 years teaching in Waukegan. He currently lives in Ajijic, Mexico, where he is a member of The Not Yet Dead Poets’ Society.
One constant through the shifts in patterns of housing development has been the meaning of homes. Owning one has long been at the heart of “the American dream.”
Women wearing pink "pussy" hats will fill the streets of Chicago today...
Chicago has long been a site of political protest and upheaval. Here are some images from a few of Chicago's iconic protests. Through the years the issues are shockingly similar: race; policing; war; and class conflict.
Chicago Landmark Navy Pier has been a defining feature of the lake shore for a century. It was built to handle waterborne freight as well as to provide wholesome recreation for tourists.
"I think it’s really interesting that all of these women, repeatedly, get to the same conclusion: I’ve done my city living. This has been really cool and hip. And now it’s time for me to find a white suburb."