Chicago Reader | Issue Archives | Aug 31, 2017
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  • Aug 31 - Sep 6, 2017
  • Vol. 46, No. 47

Cover Story: A comprehensive guide to the 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival. We've profiled seven compelling figures from this year's lineup.

City Life: When Englewood gang members convene for a week in August to compete in the Battle of the Blocks basketball tournament, residents report a marked drop in violence in the neighborhood. Why aren’t there more programs like it?

Arts & Culture: Northwestern professor Wyndham Lathem has been charged with first-degree murder, but the university may not have followed protocol when they fired him.

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