An excerpt from "The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook."
In some Rust Belt communities, broadband access is provided by the municipal government.
How members of one neighborhood are addressing the effects of climate change on their community.
"Each season she arrived, / steering her car through uncut grasses / against the wishes / of the imposing architect"
Coming to terms with a complicated family legacy on an Illinois farm.
The current system is bulky, inequitable, and bad for the environment. Can small-scale cooperatives save it?
They were built to demonstrate the promise of home technology for the World's Fair. What happened to them?
In three (not so) easy steps.
For decades, Mike Kirwan was the loudest advocate for a proposed canal from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. But he couldn't close the deal.
In the last fifty years, loss of coal industry and frequent flooding have driven people out of Sharpsburg, Ohio. But not everyone is ready to leave.
"For all the intervening years, Pittsburgh had lived in my memory...viewable but not touchable, sequestered behind a one-way mirror of time."