In one neighborhood, the stores “that haven’t been boarded up or burned to the ground – sell mostly packaged goods from behind thick plates of ballistic-proof glass. Even at the Subway sandwich shop a few blocks down, the healthy option in the area, customers have to shout their selections to overcome a muffling bulletproof encasement around the food and register.” In another neighborhood, in “an open space between the Ritz-Carlton and the Lurie children’s hospital, vendors hawk farm fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and squash in sheer abundance. There are handmade crêpes and fresh pastries. There is small-batch artisanal tofu.” The neighborhoods are worlds apart, but they’re also in the same city, connected by a quick walk and a ride on the red line. Stark divides like the one between Streeterville and Englewood are common in America. What makes this one notable is the extremity of the differences; really of one number in particular. The Guardian takes you to Chicago, where the rich live 30 years longer than the poor.

+ One way to address America’s growing economic (and life expectancy) divide is to raise taxes on those with extreme wealth. And there are new calls to do just that. And this time, those calls are coming from billionaires. Bloomberg: We Are Part of the Problem.