Why People Misperceive Crime Trends (Chicago Is Not the Murder Capital)

What readers got wrong and right in our quiz.

#chicago-ill, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #polls-and-public-opinion

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This Is the Story of a Man Who Jumped Into Lake Michigan Every Day for Nearly a Year

He started one Saturday as the pandemic was raging. Then he just kept going, never mind Chicago’s winter.

#chicago-ill, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lake-michigan, #oconor-dan-1967, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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She Was Stabbed and Left in a Cornfield in 1972. Now There’s an Arrest.

Barry Lee Whelpley, now 76, was charged with killing Julie Ann Hanson, who was 15 when her body was found in Naperville, Ill., the authorities said.

#chicago-ill, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #illinois, #minnesota, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #naperville-ill

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Illinois Lawmakers Bar Police From Using Deception When Interrogating Minors

A bill that passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support on Sunday would make Illinois the first state to prohibit officers from lying when interrogating those under 18.

#chicago-ill, #confessions, #criminal-justice, #dassey-brendan, #durkin-jim, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #foxx-kim, #illinois, #innocence-project, #interrogations, #police-department-chicago-ill, #state-legislatures, #youth

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Summertime … and the Sloganeering Is a Little Awkward

Cities and states are spending millions to promote tourism as they reopen, but the marketing campaigns aren’t always the catchiest.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #chicago-ill, #cincinnati-ohio, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #de-niro-robert, #federer-roger, #greece, #hamilton-ohio, #hancock-michael-b, #hockney-david, #illinois, #khan-sadiq, #new-york-city, #road-trips, #slogans-and-mottoes, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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$2.6 Million Homes in Louisiana, California and Illinois

A four-bedroom condo with a one-bedroom guest apartment in New Orleans, a midcentury-modern complex in Los Angeles and an 1893 brownstone in Chicago.

#chicago-ill, #los-angeles-calif, #new-orleans-la, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Chicago Priest to Be Reinstated After Inquiry Finds Proof of Sex Abuse Lacking

There is “insufficient reason to suspect” that the Rev. Michael Pfleger is guilty, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced.

#chicago-ill, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #cook-county-ill, #cupich-blase-j, #pfleger-michael, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

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How Plywood From Last Year’s Protests Became Art

During the George Floyd marches last year, businesses boarded up. This year, hundreds of those boards will be displayed in exhibitions in Minneapolis, New York and Chicago.

#art, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minneapolis-minn, #murals, #museums, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sculpture, #volunteers-and-community-service

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How City Hall in New York City Saved Local News

City agencies are spending at least half of their ad budgets on local newspapers and websites. 

#adams-eric-l, #advertising-and-marketing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #chicago-ill, #city-council-nyc, #corp-for-public-broadcasting, #de-blasio-bill, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-budget-us, #garcia-kathryn, #minorities, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #online-advertising, #politics-and-government, #stanford-university, #state-legislatures, #university-of-north-carolina, #wiley-maya

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Bob Koester, Revered Figure in Jazz and Blues, Dies at 88

Mr. Koester’s Delmark Records and his Chicago record store were vital in preserving and promoting music the big labels tended to overlook.

#assn-for-the-advancement-of-creative-musicians, #audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #blues-music, #chicago-ill, #deaths-obituaries, #delmark-records, #jazz, #jazz-record-mart-chicago-ill-retailer, #koester-bob-1932-2021, #shopping-and-retail

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Helmut Jahn, ‘Convention-Busting’ Architect, Dies at 81

He helped redefine Chicago architecture with his postmodern designs of the Thompson Center and the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport. But he was also known worldwide.

#architecture, #buildings-structures, #chicago-ill, #deaths-obituaries, #jahn-helmut, #real-estate-commercial

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Where to Find Exceptional Flowers in Six Different Cities

A guide to the most exciting florists working today in Chicago, Miami, Mexico City, Berlin, Seoul and Sydney.

#berlin-germany, #chicago-ill, #flowers-and-plants, #mexico-city-mexico, #miami-fla, #mothers-day, #seoul-south-korea, #sydney-australia

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Black Lives Are Shorter in Chicago. My Family’s History Shows Why.

How did a Promised Land to generations of Black families become a community of lost lives?

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #discrimination, #medicine-and-health, #poverty, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #segregation-and-desegregation

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Chicago Releases Video of Fatal Police Shooting as Mayor Calls for Peace

Anthony Alvarez, 22, died after a police officer shot him following a chase. A video showed he was running away, holding a gun.

#alvarez-anthony-d-2021, #chicago-ill, #deaths-fatalities, #lightfoot-lori, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-chicago-ill, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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Race and the Coming Liberal Crackup

Our racialized politics will produce a conservative resurgence. 

#bryant-makhia, #chauvin-derek-1976, #chicago-ill, #floyd-george-d-2020, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #reardon-nicholas-columbus-ohio-police-officer

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What Makes a Home ‘Sexy’?

For one Chicago entrepreneur, it was a design that felt as if it had been pulled straight from her unconscious. (And there are lots of chains.)

#chicago-ill, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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Taking Over Victory Gardens to Make a ‘Theater for All’

Ken-Matt Martin, the esteemed Chicago theater’s first Black artistic director, is going in with his eyes open.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #content-type-personal-profile, #goodman-theater, #martin-ken-matt, #theater, #victory-gardens-theater

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Chicago Reels Anew After Shooting of 13-Year-Old

Chicagoans reacted with grief to the shooting of Adam Toledo, a seventh grader. Some recalled Laquan McDonald, another teen killed by the police.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chicago-ill, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garcia-jesus-g-1956, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mcdonald-laquan-d-2014, #minnesota, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #stillman-eric-e-chicago-ill-police-officer, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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Hundreds March in Chicago, Protesting Police Shooting of Adam Toledo, 13

The boy was fatally shot in March after a police chase in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chicago-ill, #lightfoot-lori, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-chicago-ill, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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A Chase and a Fatal Split-Second Decision: How an Officer Killed Adam Toledo

In just under one second, the 13-year-old from Chicago appeared to toss away a handgun and turn with his hands raised before being shot.

#chicago-ill, #police, #police-department-chicago-ill, #stillman-eric-e-chicago-ill-police-officer, #toledo-adam-d-2021, #your-feed-visual-investigations

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What to Know About the Chicago Police Shooting of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo

Body camera footage showed that a Chicago officer fired a single shot into the boy’s chest after chasing him down a dark alley.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #illinois, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-chicago-ill, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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The Blue Wall of Silence Is Starting to Crack

Police say, ‘This is not who we are.’ Prove it.

#black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #chicago-ill, #minnesota, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #virginia

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Mayor Calls for Calm as Chicago Awaits Video of Police Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old

The body camera footage was expected to be released on Thursday.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chicago-ill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #internal-storyline-no, #lightfoot-lori, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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Reverse Migration: Moving to Cities While Others Flee

Suburban homeowners who have profited from the urban exodus during the pandemic are leaving small-town life behind to find out what they have been missing.

#boston-mass, #chicago-ill, #denver-colo, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

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Finding From Particle Research Could Break Known Laws of Physics

It’s not the next Higgs boson — yet. But the best explanation, physicists say, involves forms of matter and energy not currently known to science.

#brookhaven-ny, #brookhaven-national-laboratory, #chicago-ill, #fermi-national-accelerator-laboratory, #higgs-boson, #illinois, #large-hadron-collider, #muon-subatomic-particle, #particle-accelerators, #physics, #space-and-astronomy, #your-feed-science

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Damon Locks and the Black Monument Ensemble’s Spiritual, Funky Escape

The Chicago musician’s group is following up its 2019 album, “Where Future Unfolds,” with an LP reacting to the events of 2020 titled “Now.”

#black-monument-ensemble, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #content-type-personal-profile, #jazz, #locks-damon, #now-2021-album, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Chicago to Release Video of Deadly Police Shooting of a 13-Year-Old

The shooting has tapped into a tide of anguish and frustration in Chicago neighborhoods that have been gripped by recurring gun violence.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #chicago-ill, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lightfoot-lori, #mcdonald-laquan-d-2014, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-chicago-ill

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How Food Banks Succeeded and What They Need Now

Fatigue among donors and workers is a concern. 

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #food-stamps, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Why Virus Tests at One Elite School Ran Afoul of Regulators

In the suburbs of Chicago, New Trier High School offers a lesson in just how complicated it can be to track the coronavirus in schools.

#chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #illinois, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #new-trier-high-school, #safeguard-screening-llc, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science

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Bonzie Longs for a Post-Pandemic ‘Reincarnation’

On her third album, the Chicago-based songwriter offers melody, mystery and prized imperfections.

#bonzie-1995, #chicago-ill, #content-type-personal-profile, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reincarnation-album

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They Had Mild Covid. Then Their Serious Symptoms Kicked In.

A new study illuminates the complex array of neurological issues experienced by people months after their coronavirus infections.

#brain, #chicago-ill, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill

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‘Serial Stowaway’ Is Arrested at O’Hare (Again), 2 Days After TV Confessional

Marilyn Hartman, a 69-year-old woman notorious for sneaking aboard flights, was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago. Her lawyer suggested that she was set off by a recent TV news report about her.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #hartman-marilyn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #ohare-international-airport-chicago-ill, #security-and-warning-systems, #transportation-security-administration, #trespassing

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Rosalind Cartwright, Psychologist and ‘Queen of Dreams,’ Dies at 98

An early researcher of sleep disorders and the role of dreams in emotional health, she studied her subjects’ nights to help them turn their days around.

#cartwright-rosalind-d-1922-2021, #chicago-ill, #deaths-obituaries, #dreams, #parasomnias-sleep-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #rush-university-medical-center, #sleep

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Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow, the Great Chicago Fire and a Mansion Sale

Much like the legend that Catherine O’Leary’s cow started the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, historians doubt the story that the home was built for her — or that she ever lived there.

#chicago-ill, #fires-and-firefighters, #illinois, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #oleary-catherine, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #the-great-chicago-fire

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Before Lockdown, This Super Fan Went to 105 Shows in One Season

What has this year been like for the most voracious of culture vultures? A super fan in Chicago lets us into his life without the arts.

#chicago-ill, #classical-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #minieka-edward-t, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #theater

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The Coronavirus and a Summer of Mutual Aid in Chicago

In Chicago, groups of volunteers gave us a glimpse of a society where neighbors rely on one another.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chicago-ill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food-banks-and-pantries, #nonprofit-organizations, #police-department-chicago-ill, #police-reform, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Major Marathons May Return This Fall

The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out most major road races through this spring. Marathon organizers are hoping their events can return this fall with new protocols and precautions.

#boston-mass, #boston-athletic-assn, #boston-marathon, #chicago-ill, #chicago-marathon, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club

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Schools Are Reopening After a Year Online. Hear From Students.

In recent weeks, a growing number of students across the country stepped foot in their schools for the first time since last March. Here’s what they said it was like to return.

#chicago-ill, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

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How Many Renovations Does It Take to Get Things Just Right?

More than one, as a Chicago designer and her client — who also happens to be her brother — discovered.

#chicago-ill, #content-type-personal-profile, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

#avison-young-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #boston-mass, #charlotte-nc, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #fifth-third-bank, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rapid7-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #seasons-and-months, #seattle-wash, #telecommuting, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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CDC Traces Covid-19 Outbreaks in Gyms, Urging Stricter Precautions

Coronavirus cases at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu were linked to carelessness about masks and symptoms, federal health officials found.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #health-clubs, #honolulu-hawaii, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Chicago Lists Lincoln Statues Among Monuments to Review

A city commission, created after protests against racism last year, identified five statues of Abraham Lincoln among 41 monuments that should receive public scrutiny.

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lincoln-abraham, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #race-and-ethnicity

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on What She Learned From Battling the Teachers’ Union

In an interview, Ms. Lightfoot talked about how she hoped to rebuild trust in the system and eventually reopen high schools.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #lightfoot-lori, #mayors, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees

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New York Was the 1st Big School District to Reopen. Here’s What Happened.

Elementary schools have been open for months. As the city prepares to reopen middle schools, problems remain, but there is also cause for optimism.

#chicago-ill, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #elementary-school, #new-york-city, #parenting, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Dianne Durham, Barrier-Breaking Gymnast, Dies at 52

Though an injury derailed her career, she proved that Black women could reach the pinnacle of the sport, winning the 1983 national championship.

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #deaths-obituaries, #durham-dianne, #gymnastics, #karolyi-bela, #women-and-girls

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‘She Just Lost It’: Chicago School Fight Leaves Families in Limbo

If approved Tuesday by educators, a deal between the city and its teachers’ union could send a first wave of students back to classrooms this week — for the second time.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12

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Chicago Teachers Tentatively Agree to Return to Classrooms

If approved, the deal would avert a strike and allow some students to receive in-person instruction starting this week.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #lightfoot-lori, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Lost: A Golden Flute on a Subway. Found: Faith in Others.

Donald Rabin, 23, searched for days for his $22,000 flute, which he left on a Chicago train during a visit.

#chicago-ill, #donald-rabin, #flutes, #gabe-coconate, #lost-and-found-property, #lukas-mcentee, #pawnbroking, #west-town-jewelry-and-loan

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Rennie Davis, ‘Chicago Seven’ Antiwar Activist, Dies at 79

The trial arising from the “police riot” at the 1968 convention thrust him into the spotlight. He later became an unlikely spokesman for a teenage guru.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-seven, #davis-rennie, #deaths-obituaries, #democratic-national-convention, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #vietnam-war

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Nearly 20 Million Americans Have a Felony Record. What Happens After They’ve Served Their Time?

In “Halfway Home,” Reuben Jonathan Miller draws on years of research and personal experience to write about how we understand incarceration and its afterlife.

#books-and-literature, #chicago-ill, #detroit-mich, #ex-convicts, #halfway-home-race-punishment-and-the-afterlife-of-mass-incarceration-book, #miller-reuben-jonathan, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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