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The eastern massasauga rattlesnake, also known as the “swamp rattler,” produces venom more toxic than most other rattlesnakes.

We hear from three business leaders on their efforts to help Chicago reduce violent crime.

The 11th annual festival is underway. Get a preview of this year's artists and hear a performance by guitarist Iliana Matos.

Nelson Algren sitting beneath a viaduct in Chicago. (Library of Congress)

He was a literary giant who chronicled the seedy side of the city. We talk with the author of a new biography about Chicago writer Nelson Algren.

(Courtesy of Alvita Payne)

Sara Sayigh, a 60-year-old librarian on the historic DuSable High School campus, was one of nearly 250 educators and support staff CPS laid off this week because of shrinking budgets and declining enrollment.

With the recent opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, we get an update on Chicago's museum of African American history.

Who will police the Chicago police? Plans to clean house and overhaul the police accountability process face a crucial City Council vote.