Sports Data

We break down Chicago sports teams by the numbers. (Photo/Lisa Gansky Photography)

Safe Food?

How Chicago's complex food inspections process works. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)

Beyond Chicago

Our reporters use Google Earth to find stories beyond the city's borders. (Photo/Google Earth)

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 crime graphic

First Stop: Harrison

Infographics: Chicago by the Numbers

Our reporters created data visualizations breaking down statistics ranging from religion in Illinois to craft beer to birthrates.

Ramova Theater photo

Second Stop: Sox-35th Street

The Economic Downturn and Potential of Bridgeport

Some areas of the once-thriving community is now primarily filled with vacant storefronts due to a deteriorating economy, which has caused local property values to decrease significantly.

Photo: The Ramova Theatre, out of business since 1985. (Photo/Lauren Yard)

Mt. Greenwood Library Photo

Third Stop: Monroe

Chicago Libraries Face Challenges to Meet Neighborhood Needs

With the development of an increasingly digital world, it’s not unrealistic to beg the question: are libraries a necessary component to Chicago communities?