Ash-har Quraishi has the story of how Chicago played a pivotal role in sci-fi cinematic history.
Check out photos of the emotional scenes inside and outside today's Chicago School Board vote on school closings.
The Chicago School Board voted to close 49 elementary schools and one high school program in the largest shutdown in U.S. history.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis joins us to discuss the largest school closing in CPS history.
Chicago's historic Palmer House hotel is up for sale. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.
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.
Watch CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and CTU President Karen Lewis's full testimony from today's school board meeting.
Is it worth it? Chicago School Board President David Vitale joins us to discuss the board’s polarizing decision to close 50 schools.
Now that the School Board has voted to close 50 schools, what happens next? We have analysis.
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.