We break down Chicago sports teams by the numbers. (Photo/Lisa Gansky Photography)
How Chicago's complex food inspections process works. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)
Our reporters use Google Earth to find stories beyond the city's borders. (Photo/Google Earth)
Our reporters created data visualizations breaking down statistics ranging from religion in Illinois to craft beer to birthrates.
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)
With the development of an increasingly digital world, it’s not unrealistic to beg the question: are libraries a necessary component to Chicago communities?