Stories by Michell Eloy

Weekend Events Around Town: 5/4-5/6

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The Case of the Counterfeit Lincoln

Courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Art conservator Barry Bauman discovers fraudulence in a 19th century portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln. We shine a light on his detective work.


Madeleine Albright on ‘Prague Winter’

Madeleine Albright; Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

She was raised in war-torn Czechoslovakia, but moved up the ranks of U.S. diplomacy to the very top spot: Secretary of State. Eddie Arruza talks with Madeleine Albright.


Field Museum's Artist-in-Residence

Law of Interchange by Peggy Macnamara

Meet the Field Museum's artist-in-residence. We get a behind-the-scenes tour of a most unusual studio environment.


Restaurateurs Skeptical of NATO's Economic Impact

Local restaurateurs and economists raise doubts over the city's recent claims that the upcoming NATO summit will bring the city more than $128 million in revenue.

Ethics Reform Task Force Releases Report

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

A mayoral-appointed committee outlines tough new ethics provisions. But will it really solve the issue of corruption in city government? Paris Schutz reports.


Study: NATO Summit to Boost Chicago Economy by $128 Million

A new report by World Business Chicago and the Chicago NATO Host Committee projects big revenue gains from the May 20-21 summit.

Weekend Events Around Town: 4/27-4/29

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Ezra Furman

An Evanston native with a growing reputation as a songwriter is here to play songs from his solo debut.


The Little Red Guard

How to honor your grandmother without getting in trouble with the government. A Chicagoan's new book tells revealing stories from China's Cultural Revolution.


Rev. Jesse Jackson to Join NATO Protests

Rev. Jesse Jackson says he plans to protest during the upcoming NATO summit.

NATO Security Group to sit down with Business Groups

With the NATO conference less than a month away, Chicago officials and security consultants are attempting to quell lingering fears among community organizations about the upcoming summit.

Weekend Events Around Town: 4/20-4/22

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Zoe Damacela

Zoe Damacela

We meet Zoe Damacela, a local fashion designer who's already getting national attention at the age of just 20.


Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Hedy Weiss

It's being praised as one of the best performances currently on stage in Chicago. Hedy Weiss reviews Larry Yando in Angels in America and three more shows.


Weekend Events Around Town: 4/13-4/15

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A Boom in Genealogy

Searching for your ancestors used to be expensive and time-consuming. Now, it's easy and more popular than ever. We learn more about modern-day genealogy.


Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Microbiome Project, Bees, Music Training & Higgs Boson

Neil Shubin

We go inside the brains of bees. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to talk about bee personalities, the impact of music training on aging, and more news in Scientific Chicago.