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
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First Stop: New Site, New Look

The New Has Launched 

After a decade with this look, we've decided on a fresh new design and location at This site will remain live as a searchable 2011-2021 archive and is linked from the footer of the new site.

The new design affords us different opportunities with data visualization and multimedia, two foundations of our coverage of Chicago stories.

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Second Stop: City Budget

Affordable Housing Sees Budget Increase: How Will It be Spent?

The historically progressive city budget promises record number of funding, but the current affordable housing locations and initiatives could indicate how much of the city's promise is actually likely to come into fruition.  

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Third Stop: UIC

Positive COVID-19 Cases Remain Low on Campus for Fall Semester

While positive cases are low at UIC, the university's data dashboard and consistency with testing each saliva sample vary. 

Photo: Testing center at UIC (Photo/Laaiba Mahmood)

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Fourth Stop: 

Chicago's Broadband Gap Widening During Pandemic

This barrier disproportionately affects Chicago’s low-income families and people of color. In the city’s South and West side neighborhoods, this inequity is especially evident. Census data shows the gap is widening, and CPS was scrambling to help students with e-learning and connectivity during the pandemic. 


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