The Bedbug Decider | The New Yorker

To Catch a Graffiti Artist | The New Yorker online

Training Clowns for NATOThe New Yorker online

A Stitch in Time | O, The Oprah Magazine

The CHA's 'Supervoucher' Program: a desegregation strategy that never was | The Chicago Reader

Tavi's Rookie Road Trip | Chicago Magazine

In Chicago, Two Activist Davids Puncture Goliath's Blue Shield | The Forward

Prisoners Piece Together Their Lives One Quilt Block at a Time | American Craft. Reprinted in Utne Reader as “Men with Quilts.”


In-Depth Explanatory Reporting: Urban Issues


A Business of Life & Death* | Crain's Chicago Business

Homeless Youth Struggles to Build a Life in Chicago | The New York Times

Homeless Families in Illinois Walking a Hard Road | The New York Times

Failed Adoptions Create More Homeless Youth | The New York Times

Far From Family, Alone, Homeless and Still Just 18 | The New York Times

Families Fear Phone Call From Mexico’s Cartels | The New York Times

For Many Latina Teens, Gang Life Adds To Stress | The New York Times

Deportation’s Brief Adios and Prolonged Anguish | The New York Times


In-Depth Explanatory Reporting: Education


How to Fix Chicago's Troubled Schools (5-part series) | Crain's Chicago Business

Students Aim for Success with a New View of Vocational School (Part 1) | The New York Times

Austin School Are Merged, Then Unmerged (Part 2) | The New York Times

School on Probation Faces a Struggle (Part 3) | The New York Times

Austin Woes Are Capped By a Decision to Fire Teachers and a Student Protest (Part 4) | The New York Times

A Troubled High School Celebrates a Milestone (Part 5) | The New York Times


In-Depth Explanatory Reporting: Business


Anatomy of a Turnaround* | Crain's Chicago Business

The Myth of the Superhuman Shift Worker | Crain's Chicago Business

3D Printing is Revolutionizing Surgery* | Crain's Chicago Business

Unions May Have a New Enemy: Their Own Members | Crain's Chicago Business




How a Top Jewish Cop in Chicago Wound Up Managing Its Explosive Police Scandal | The Forward

Marcus Lemonis Has Fans. Why Doesn't He Have Friends? | Crain's Chicago Business

The Fall of Vegan Queen Karyn Calabrese | Crain's Chicago Business

Why Does This Chinese Exec Scare America? | Crain's Chicago Business




How This Brew Crew Keeps its Cargo From Freezing | Crain's Chicago Business

United Pilots Ponder Whether to Fly Again | Crain's Chicago Business

A Daughter’s Love, a Mother’s Last Breath | The New York Times

Where the Camaraderie and Shimmer of Sweat is Enough | The New York Times

A 60-Year Love Affair with Chicago, Caught on Film | The New York Times

A CD-Only Music Store That Plays to Its Own Beat | The New York Times

A Soul Singer's Life of Highs and Lows Soars Anew | The New York Times

Decking Out, in Miniature, for the Holidays | The New York Times

Rehabbed, A Punk Dive Grows Up | The New York Times

Those N.F.L. Footballs All Started in the Same Place | The New York Times




Reinvigorating the Chicago Defender, A Historic Print Voice | The New York Times

Joffrey Ballet Labor Dispute Shines Light on Dance Life | The New York Times

United Airlines Has a Problem: China | Crain's Chicago Business

Is Caterpillar Bullying its Suppliers? | Crain's Chicago Business


*Denotes a video component