Chicago speakeasies

Some of the legendary Chicago bars survived Prohibition and are thriving today. (Courtesy photo)

Dia de los Muertos

The celebration took on special meaning this year in Pilsen. (Photo/Ernesto Solano)

Art on the CTA

Take a tour of public art at the city's El stops. (Photo/Crystal Villegas)

The Red Line Project: Read more about the site.

CTA Crime Maps: Search maps of various crimes near CTA lines and stations.
Chicago Marathon 2013: Full coverage of the 2013 race. (Photo/Brianna Kelly)
Chicago Stumbler: The Tumblr blog features some of the city's worst sidewalks. Story
Chicago population

First Stop: Jackson

Population Loss: The Downsizing of Chicago and Illinois

Census numbers don't lie: People are fleeing Chicago neighborhoods -- and the state -- for greener pastures elsewhere. We crunch the data and find out why.

LaSalle Street Blue Line Station Chicago

Second Stop: Monroe

 Inside the CTA Blue Line: Overcrowding and Rider Attitudes

Over the last 15 years, the CTA Blue Line has seen continuous increases in the number of riders and has had little to no updates to accommodate both old and new passengers. What do riders and experts say?

Photo: LaSalle Blue Line platform. (Photo/Cassandra Roman)

Gallagher Way Wrigley Field

Third Stop: Addison

Congestion, Construction and the Home of the Cubs

With a new hotel and Gallagher Way open, and an entertainment complex on its way, the area around Wrigley Field is seeing congestion on game days and beyond. What do local business owners and residents think?

Photo: Gallagher Way at Wrigley Field. (Photo/Maeve O'Donovan)