You may have been warned that “sitting is the new smoking,” but a new study may have you second-guessing the purchase of a standing desk – and not so worried if you tend to fidget.
Stories by Evan Garcia
Chicago Tribune and ProPublica Illinois investigative reporters on how some Chicago police officers are able to reduce or overturn their punishments.
After a storied career of bringing down drug kingpins such as Mexico’s Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Chicago’s top federal drug enforcement official Dennis Wichern is calling it quits.
It might sound like an episode of “The X-Files,” but a story reported Saturday by the New York Times sheds light on an official Pentagon program that researched and investigated unidentified flying objects.
On Sunday, the Chicago Board Options Exchange became the first major U.S. exchange to start trading bitcoin futures, allowing traders to place bet on the commodity’s future value.
For 70 years, hunters have been shooting waterfowl at Wolf Lake on the city’s Far South Side. It is the only state park within city limits, and one of the only places to hunt in Chicago. We go for a visit.
Surfer environmentalists and the University of Chicago intend to sue U.S. Steel over toxic Lake Michigan spills after it twice released more than the allowable quantity of a cancer-causing chemical into the waters this year.
Republicans in Congress have successfully passed tax legislation. Will a corporate-friendly tax overhaul help spur job and wage growth, or merely help the rich get richer?
Illinois U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Wednesday was one of six House Democrats who formally moved to impeach President Donald Trump by filing articles of impeachment.
Carol Marin discusses a court appearance by attorneys for Cook County public defenders who filed suit over detainees exposing themselves.
The city’s former deputy mayor in charge of neighborhood redevelopment talks about her new role as CEO of World Business Chicago.
While it may have seemed taboo 15 or 20 years ago, online dating is now a courtship commonplace. We explore the growing prominence of dating in the digital world.
After three years without a legislative inspector general, a former federal prosecutor has been tapped to temporarily fill the watchdog position. Former federal prosecutor Julie Porter discusses her new role.
Cook County Jail wasn’t designed to be a psychiatric facility, but it’s turned into one of the largest mental health institutions in the country, says Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
Lawmakers who signed an open letter describing a culture of sexual harassment and misconduct in Springfield discuss the problem.
Are we seeing a societal sea change when it comes to sexual harassment?
We visit Palmer Printing, the sole remnant of a once-vibrant printing industry in the South Loop.
What will cyber warfare of the future look like? We discuss how the private and public sector is impacted by cyberattacks.
The former “Daily Show” correspondent discusses politics, comedy and culture within the entertainment industry.
Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, your sleep is regulated by your circadian rhythm. A sleep expert helps unravel the mystery of our internal clock.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the Chicago Police Department’s murder clearance rate is “unacceptable,” as are details out this week describing an “abuse of culture” surrounding police overtime pay. Watch the interview.
How has free college tuition worked out for some students? City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado joins us.
How is the city addressing bike safety as well as concerns relating to inequality and bike infrastructure? Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield joins us.
There were nearly 1,900 fatal opioid overdoses in Illinois last year, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. We speak with Nirav Shah, the agency’s director, about the state’s fight against the crisis.