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As Chicago tries to become a more bike-friendly city, a transportation journalist offers his own, low-stress routes.
“Gov. Quinn has been working on this – he doesn’t have the signatures ready,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said of efforts to place a binding referendum on the November ballot asking whether Chicago mayors should be limited to two terms.
The 19-year-old writes poetry with a message of empowerment, social activism and remembrance. Meet Patricia Frazier.
The immigration debate hits Chicago. The governor’s race heats up. The head of the Chicago Teachers Union steps down. And the Bulls have their pick.
Paris Schutz and guests discuss the retirement of Chicago Teacher Union President Karen Lewis in this web-exclusive video.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has vowed to get started on digging an 18-mile tunnel from Block 37 to O’Hare airport in the next three to four months. We discuss the plan with Deputy Mayor of Chicago Robert Rivkin.
She was an award-winning journalist and an internationally recognized triathlete. A wife, mother, sister, friend and inspiration. Four people who knew Elizabeth Brackett well share their memories with us.
Elon Musk’s Boring Company wins a bid to build high-speed transportation from downtown Chicago to O’Hare. How technologically and economically feasible is the plan? That story and more with Paris Schutz and guests Steve Daniels, Derrick Blakley, Becky Vevea and Rick Telander.
Paris Schutz and guests further discuss Elon Musk’s plans for an O’Hare express train.
Once a year, scientists and veterinarians check on nesting birds at Baker’s Lake in Cook County, where they can also learn a lot about the environment – and predict possible health concerns for humans.
A local institution holds handwritten lyric sheets belonging to the biggest-selling music artists of all time. We get a peek at this collection of cultural artifacts.
A Chicago nonprofit co-founded in 2012 by Che “Rhymefest” Smith and Kanye West has been rebranded. Rhymefest tells us what’s next for the organization formerly known as Donda’s House.
Illinois lawmakers approve a state budget. Another top Democratic official faces harassment allegations. President Donald Trump says he might commute Rod Blagojevich’s sentence. And Anthony Rizzo slides his way into controversy.
Paris Schutz and guests discuss Moody’s not-so-rosy reaction to this week’s budget news.
Chicago’s beaches – more than two dozen of ‘em – opened for the season Friday. Here are 10 things you may not know about the city’s sandy side.
Could the Midwest soon be connected to a futuristic transit option? We visit one company’s hyperloop test site in the Nevada desert.
A new report from the ACLU and the University of Chicago alleges a disturbing trend of abuse towards young migrants held by immigration officials.
Chicagoans may soon find drinking fountains at their local parks have been shut off, removed or simply won’t stop flushing water. WBEZ reporter Monica Eng is covering the story and joins us with details.
A weekly tech event at the Merchandise Mart celebrated a milestone last week. We take a look at the standout projects and people from its six-year history.
What “deep games” are and how they can provide more than entertainment. We speak with game developer Doris Rusch of the Deep Games Laboratory at DePaul’s School of Design.
President Donald Trump called it “a horrible one-sided deal.” How pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal could impact talks with North Korea.
Meet the new president and CEO of Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent company of WTTW and WFMT.
The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune take shots at each other as both newspapers struggle to survive. Columnists Neil Steinberg and Eric Zorn weigh in.