My Chicago

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"My Chicago" is about real Chicago. Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Konkol goes beyond Second City clichés to take readers to places they otherwise wouldn't go, introduce them to people they otherwise wouldn't meet, hold government accountable, stick up for the little guy and have a lot of fun.

Lighten up @thomascbowen #ElmoBlanket was tidbit from sitdown with candidate about his neighborhood A talk @RahmEmanuel didn't want to have
Ukrainian Village »

Tony Fitzpatrick Lollapalooza Poster Touts City's Boozy Musical Underbelly

Artist Tony Fitzpatrick agreed to do the art to "look cool" in front of his kids, among other reasons.

Roseland »

Jackie Robinson West Whistleblower Arrested For Assault

"Embarrassed" Chris Janes said he had been drinking and mistakenly went to the wrong house.

Little Village »

Chuy Garcia Says His Little Village Block Helps Him 'Keep It Real'

Garcia's Little Village house is across the street from an abandoned bungalow tagged with gang graffiti.

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