Is Chicago Any Less Segregated Than It Used To Be?

Is Chicago Any Less Segregated Than It Used To Be?

Chicago is one of the nation’s most diverse — and segregated — cities. But while Census numbers say Chicago is more racially integrated than it was 30 years ago, numbers don’t tell the whole story. City Bureau partnered with WBEZ's Curious City to explore what segregation and integration looks like today.

Living With Lead

Living With Lead

Flint. East Chicago. Our own city’s parks and schools. Despite assurances from city officials seeking to quiet fears after the crisis in Flint, lead poison continues to affect thousands of children, particularly in vulnerable neighborhoods where they are exposed to the toxin from corroding pipes and older homes.

"911, What's Your Emergency?"

"911, What's Your Emergency?"

We look at the people and systems that handle what might be the most important phone call of your life.

The stories in this series were produced in collaboration with Pacific Standard, the South Side Weekly and Univision Chicago.

Changing Chatham

Changing Chatham

City Bureau explores economic development, a street corner open mic and new initiatives aiming to make a lasting impact on the South Side. 

The stories in this series were published in collaboration with Chicago Magazine, Chicagoist, the Chicago Defender and DNAinfo Chicago.