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The Die-Hard Chicago Bears Fans Who Watch ‘Very Cavallari’ Every Week

As far back as he can remember, Adam, a 40-year-old Chicago native, has watched every Bears football game. But since last year, he’s got a…

America to Him: A Conversation with ‘Hoop Dreams’ Director Steve James About Race, Class and…

The director of the new Starz series ‘America to Me’ talks about being empathetic, using his whiteness for good and the one incredible scene he…

From ‘No Nose’ to ‘Benny Eggs’: The Weirdest Gangster Names and Where They Came From

Last month, John “No Nose” DiFronzo — a former capo of the Chicago Outfit — died from complications from Alzheimer’s. How did DiFronzo get the nickname “No Nose?” Glad…

Chicago’s Top Boxers Are Fighting the City’s Violence, Too

The golden dome of the Garfield Park Fieldhouse glows in the midday sun as it looms above the surrounding neighborhood — a monolith of hope visible from…