As real estate development booms in pockets of the city, it feels like a new neighborhood is introduced every few months. This may seem like a relatively recent phenomenon, but in Chicago, the practice goes back decades. Geoffrey Baer explains.
Stories by Quinn Myers
Every second weekend in August, a stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bronzeville is taken over by one of the largest parades in the country. We talk legacy and tradition with parade organizer Myiti Sengstacke-Rice.
Chicago has become a major player in attracting TV and film productions of all shapes and sizes. The heads of the Illinois and Chicago film offices discuss the role a tax credit extension plays in getting productions made locally.
After weeks of protests and demonstrations calling for his resignation, Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is expected to step down Friday. How local Puerto Rican communities are responding to the political uncertainty.
When driving along the Kennedy Expressway, you may have noticed massive churches that seem to almost line up with the curves and bends of the highway. Geoffrey Baer explains.
A new book by local poet and sociologist Eve L. Ewing investigates the legacy of the 1919 Chicago race riots through poetry, blending verse with historical text and archival photos.
Jennifer Welch, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Illinois, discusses the impact of new federal restrictions on reproductive health care.
The 1915 tragedy that left more than 800 people dead in downtown Chicago is the subject of a new documentary. Meet the producers of “Eastland: Chicago’s Deadliest Day.”
By 2025, at least 25% of the Illinois’ energy must come from renewable sources, like wind or solar. But projections by the Illinois Power Agency find that without changes to current policy, the state could fall short.
“Molly of Denali” is making headlines as the first national children’s series to feature a Native American lead character. We speak with Chicago-based writer and actor June Thiele, who’s contributing to the show.
The CTA, Metra and Pace might be running a little more efficiently going forward. After a 10-year drought, Chicago’s public transit system is set to receive billions in state capital funding.
Meet Dr. Patrice Harris, the new leader of the Chicago-based American Medical Association, the country’s largest association of doctors and medical students.
A Chicago walking tour enters its final season of investigating the city’s corrupt past – and present. Local journalist Paul Dailing, who started the tour in 2016, join us in discussion.
Eight buildings by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Geoffrey Baer walks us through the designation and the Wright sites.
A look at what Cook County is doing to help ensure a full and accurate census count in 2020 – with our without a citizenship question.
The U.S. women’s national soccer team wins its fourth World Cup, defeating the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday. The victory is sparking conversations about gender discrimination and the wide pay disparity between female and male athletes.
Geoffrey Baer investigates an early attempt at a Chicago baseball crosstown classic – that may or may not have actually happened.
For the past two weeks, electric scooters have been zipping around Chicago’s West Side. An update on how the pilot program is going.
In 2017, digital news publication The Triibe launched with the goal of reshaping the media narrative of black Chicago. Now, the outlet is venturing into print media with the release of the 2019 Triibe Guide.
Alan King and Tony Hatchett talk about their annual house music festival on the city’s South Side – and its power to bring people together.
Could Chicago see an uptick in immigration raids as President Donald Trump spars with Congress over border funding?
“Our new rhino calf is thriving. He is exceeding all of our expectations,” said Mike Murray of Lincoln Park Zoo. “He’s a pretty incredible little guy that, just behaviorally, is doing everything a rhino calf should.”
Dockless electric scooters – 2,500 of them – arrive in Chicago as the city launches its pilot program, but will riders stay safe?
Brandis Friedman will be off the air for the next few weeks as she welcomes a new addition to her family. The “Chicago Tonight” host and correspondent has been with WTTW since 2013.