In the wake of a new study showing Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than from a car crash, Illinois is trying a new approach to curb opioid addiction: medical marijuana.
Stories by Andrea Guthmann
A conversation with Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, on the mayor’s race, charter schools and upcoming contract negotiations.
2018 was a deadly year for journalists, with more than 50 killed worldwide. We hear from the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders about threats to journalists at home and abroad.
The Trump Foundation announces it’s shutting down. A Northwestern University economist shares his strategies for smart charitable giving.
Nearly three-quarters of registered voters lack confidence that Illinois’ recent budget deal will reduce the state’s long-term fiscal problems, a new poll shows.
We speak with the prize-winning journalist who began her career in the Chicago area and now risks her life reporting on Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.
Northeastern Illinois University has a new president, its first African-American woman. Gloria Gibson shares her plans for the Northwest Side campus.
Local food reporter Steve Dolinksy serves up a slice from his new book, “Pizza City, USA.”
As the makeup of the Supreme Court shifts, a timely new book examines how the court has influenced America’s public schools.
In 2016, Illinois was targeted by Russian hackers who obtained private information from some 76,000 voters. How local election boards hope to ensure every vote is safe this November.
Research shows transgender children benefit from early intervention, but just how young is too young?
Podcasters and radio producers descend on Chicago for the annual Third Coast International Audio Festival. We get a preview with founder and executive director Johanna Zorn.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants everyone to get on board with an ambitious plan for an express train between downtown and O’Hare, but would taxpayers be the ones taken for a ride?
Illinois’ state employee pension plan, one of the largest in the nation, has retired from hedge funds. Find out why.
Cape Town, South Africa, could soon be the first major city to run out of water. What lessons can Chicago share – and learn?
Local mystery writer Gail Lukasik unveils her own startling family mystery in her new memoir.
Chicago may be on Amazon’s top 20 list, but what will it take to win it all – and at what cost?
In a culture obsessed with youth and beauty, aging can be an ugly topic. The co-authors of a new book discuss retirement, romance, wrinkles and more.
Meet Dr. Helene Gayle, the new CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, and find out what the future holds for this 102-year-old philanthropic organization.
Youth football seems to be taking a hit. We speak with a Daily Herald investigative reporter about steep declines in high school football participation.
Meet Amy Bizzarri, the author of a new guidebook highlighting the unusual, unknown and often hidden side of Chicago.
Fred Hochberg, the former head of the nation's Export-Import Bank, shares his thoughts on free trade under an administration that puts America first.
ProPublica Illinois, the first regional newsroom for the nonprofit website ProPublica, officially launched this week. We speak with Editor-in-Chief Louise Kiernan.