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Stories by Paul Caine
A trio of aldermen push for the city to develop a riverfront park along the North Branch of the Chicago River – but the mayor has other plans.
A group called Protect Our Parks says developers of the Obama Presidential Center have pulled a “bait and switch.” Could they slow the project down?
The former police board president, appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on why she now wants to replace him.
The proposed new Foxconn plant in Wisconsin gets an air quality exemption. We speak with a former senior EPA administrator on the impact of that move and more.
After a decadeslong battle, Illinois may be on the brink of ratifying the federal Equal Rights Amendment. The pros and cons of passage.
Debate and dissent over how Illinois should spend its share of the Volkswagen diesel emissions payout.
The new head of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability talks about building trust with skeptical communities.
Jeanne Nolan and Phil Ponce venture into the WTTW garden for the first round of spring planting – with a little input from viewers.
An expert on aging talks about the possibilities and problems that come with living longer.
The community organizer and entrepreneur is making history as the youngest candidate to run for mayor. A conversation with Ja’Mal Green.
Grace Kennan Warnecke, the daughter of legendary American diplomat George Kennan, talks about her new memoir.
A massive new international study finds the health impacts of alcohol may be worse than previously thought.
With billions in unfunded pension liabilities, what options remain for lawmakers to defuse the state’s pension time bomb?
As principal of Blaine Elementary School in Lakeview, Troy LaRaviere was one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s harshest critics. Now he wants Emanuel’s job.
Rabiah Mayas, one of our favorite explainers of all things scientific, shares some of the latest top science news from Chicago and around the world.
A new book on changing attitudes towards love and marriage in India from an author with a local connection.
What the massive O’Hare expansion project will mean for passengers and taxpayers.
As tensions ramp up with Russia, questions also grow about the direction of U.S. foreign policy with the arrival of a new national security adviser.
Geoffrey Baer travels to France to meet this year’s winners of the Driehaus Prize for architecture.
State Sen. Kwame Raoul emerged from a crowded field to win the Democratic nomination for attorney general – beating former Gov. Pat Quinn and six others in the process. He joins us in discussion.
Erika Harold is a Harvard-trained lawyer and former Miss America. Strongly backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, she is also the Republican candidate to replace Lisa Madigan as Illinois’ next attorney general. Harold joins us in discussion.