The Chicago School Board holds its final public meeting before casting their votes on whether to close 54 Chicago Public Schools. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.
A bill that paves the way for high-level horizontal fracking in Illinois cleared an important hurdle.
The stock market is flying high. We take a look what's going on, and at how Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress could affect the markets tomorrow.
As Chicago debates whether nonprofits should be allowed free water, we discuss the origins of the city's water system. Northwestern University's Carl Smith joins us with stories from his latest book, City Water, City Life.
We meet an elusive portrait artist who painted Hollywood stars and a U.S. President, and find out how a giant collection of her artwork ended up in a suburb of Chicago.
The Chicago Public School Board will vote on school closings on Wednesday. Carol Marin and her guests have the latest.
With a medical marijuana bill on the governor's desk, we hear more about what diseases it can treat and the chemistry behind how it works.
We dig into a deeply rooted exhibition that showcases artists who found inspiration in the common experience of migration.
After months of community meetings, debate and protest, the Chicago School Board is set to vote on possibly closing 54 schools. Elizabeth Brackett previews Wednesday's vote.
The southbound Red Line is down for the next five months. CTA President Forrest Claypool joins us to explain this massive revitalization project, and lays out his vision for the future of Chicago transit.
What can the songs of the Zebra finch tell us about the development of language in humans? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, tells us more in this edition of Scientific Chicago.
Chicago teachers, parents and students march for a third day to protest impending school closures. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.
Medical marijuana, pensions, gambling and guns. What will the governor do about these hot-button issues as lawmakers enter the final stretch of the spring session? Paris Schutz has more.
We look at a group of artists enlisted by the military to trick the enemy during World War II.
We hear what you had to say about the mayor's plans to expand McCormick Place and overhaul Navy Pier when we read some of our viewer feedback.