Jonathan Eig

Jonathan Eig is a senior editor at Chicago magazine. He is a former reporter for the Dallas Morning News and the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Recent Articles

Eyes on the Street: Community Policing in Chicago

It's now the favorite remedy for urban crime, but a visit to the front lines in Chicago suggests how hard it is to make community policing work.

Officer Patti Black is driving down Lowe Street on a gorgeous day in one of the nation's most dismal neighborhoods. The neighborhood is Englewood, the city is Chicago. In a small park on one side of Lowe Street, children armed with crab apples are playing war, chasing each other around the park, pausing to pick up more crab apples, then chasing each other again.