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.
- Stories by Author
- Stories by Evan Garcia
Stories by Evan Garcia
Chicago police officers are getting new use-of-force training, but the city’s largest police union is objecting.
Tina Tchen shares her memories and unique perspective from working in the White House for eight years.
While recent hurricanes have been devastating parts of the Earth, some major activity has also been taking place at the center of our solar system.
The man behind a weekly gathering of Chicago web developers tells us how they use their tech skills for good.
Community members get a chance to address key figures behind the Obama Presidential Center. A live report from the meeting.
We speak with tennis coach and Chicago native Kamau Murray, who founded XS Tennis in 2005 on Chicago’s South Side.
Median incomes in America are on the rise. What will be the response of a Federal Reserve Board with vacancies?
An anonymous donation will be used to treat child abuse, mental health issues and the direct and indirect effects of violence on Chicago’s youth.
Gov. Bruce Rauner agrees to refinance the state’s staggering backlog of unpaid bills. Illinois’ comptroller and treasurer weigh in.
After heavy storms, the Chicago River’s North Branch floods hundreds of homes on the Northwest Side. The Chicago Department of Transportation is now constructing a permanent flood-fighting weapon. We take a look.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sues for federal oversight of Chicago police reform—with the city’s blessing. We discuss the lawsuit.
A new book examines the city’s history and culture through a culinary lens, from Chicago originals to products and companies, restaurants, trends and beyond.
After 10 years, the city and labor unions are preparing for a new round of contract negotiations. What you should know about the process.
Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, joins us to discuss her organization’s latest data and how Illinois can make its streets safer.
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski joins us to discuss ongoing health care negotiations.
“Until the government starts to call it what it is – and that’s terrorism – I’m not sure the point will fully come across as to how dangerous of a problem this is,” said Christian Picciolini, a former neo-Nazi, of far-right extremism.
Can the new chief of staff temper President Trump’s explosive rhetoric? Former White House Chief of Staff Samuel Skinner weighs in.
Will President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers fare better on tax reform than health care?
There are varying estimates on how many transgender people actively serve in the military, but a 2016 study done by the policy think tank RAND Corporation found there were between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender individuals on active duty.
You won’t find driverless cars whizzing through the streets of Chicago today. But behind the scenes, companies are testing and implementing technology for cars to navigate sans human input.
Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson joins us to discuss his office’s investigative work.
The disgraced former U.S. House speaker, sentenced last year to 15 months in prison, returns to Chicago to serve the remainder of his sentence.