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.
These colorful images of kids on the streets of Chicago reveal how much childhood has changed in America.
Chicago’s Maxwell Street, which cuts east-west across Halsted, is synonymous with blues, commerce, and sausage. Here are some scenes from this American street.
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."