This week's cover stories | Theo Epstein's game plan, Chicago's death disparity
Here's a peek at what's coming up in Time Out Chicago, on newsstands tomorrow:
- The Cubs home opener is tomorrow and if (okay, when) they lose, it'll all be going as planned. In the first story to kick off our partnership with new sports website ChicagoSide, writer Carlos Portocarrero imagines Theo Epstein's three-year plan to get the Cubs to the World Series. Fans, it's going to require some patience—this year is gonna suck.
- The recent overcrowding scandal at the Cook County morgue brought to light the alarming way the bodies of the poor are treated in Chicago. The story inspired Jake Malooley to investigate the disparity between burials for the indigent and the rich, from mass, anonymous graves in a Homewood cemetery to a pricey contract with a cryonics company to keep corpses in cold storage.