Chicago-Cleveland Game 2 Dominates TV Ratings, Cubs Cashing In

(Courtesy MLB)

We talk through the TV ratings and the business side of the Cubs' success with Crain's Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker.

The High Cost of the World Series in Chicago


For Chicago’s long-suffering fans to get in on the action of the Cubs’ historic championship run, they’ll have to pony up the big bucks. 

Ask Geoffrey: A Special Navy Pier Edition


Geoffrey Baer answers your questions about Navy Pier and previews his new documentary about the Pier that premieres Thursday night.

Forum: US Senate Candidate


Tammy Duckworth hopes to lead the Democratic Party back to the majority in the U.S. Senate. Carol Marin goes one-on-one with the candidate.

CPS Looking to Get More Students Active With New Sports Program

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The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a new districtwide program aimed at getting more elementary school students involved in school athletics.

10 Things to do This Weekend: Oct. 27-30

Retail therapy comes with vintage flair at this weekend's Randolph Street Market Festival. (Courtesy Randolph Street Market)

Halloween parties, scary movies, vintage finds and even some creatures of the night usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Groups Look to End Monetary Bail in Cook County


Should the practice of assigning bail to defendants go away? Why a growing group of stakeholders and public officials say most defendants should simply be let out for free.

Forum: Illinois Comptroller Candidates


The Democratic and Republican candidates for Illinois Comptroller join us to make the case for why they deserve your vote.

Navigating Community College Takes Support, Time for These Students


Though community college is expected to last only two years, it's a long road for many students. A look at how some students are getting plenty of support along the way.

New Mixed-Use Development Plan to Combine Libraries With Housing

The Chicago Public Library’s revamped Chinatown branch opened last year with a feng shui-influenced interior design and expansive views of the city. A design competition for three new CPL branches kicks off next year. (Steven Kevil / Wikimedia Commons)

A new partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Public Libraries will put affordable housing and learning centers under the same roof in three city neighborhoods.

On Different Paths, Chicago Students Taking 1st Steps Toward College, Careers

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While hundreds of high schoolers picked up college acceptance letters Tuesday, others were getting their first professional workplace experience in a new CPS vocational training program.

Author Examines Parental Involvement in College Women’s Success


When is less more? A new book highlights the pros and cons of parents who hover, even into college.

Preservation Group Launches Ambitious Plan to Save House of Tomorrow


It was once the vision of the future. Now a major campaign is underway to save the House of Tomorrow from becoming a memory of yesteryear.

Find Early Voting Locations in Chicago Neighborhoods


Registration and voting locations are now operating in each of Chicago's 50 wards. The polling places will operate through Monday, Nov. 7.  

Radio Legend Herb Kent, ‘The Cool Gent,’ Dies at 88

Herb Kent appears on "Chicago Tonight" in February 2009.

Herb Kent was the longest-running DJ in radio history and graced the Chicago airwaves for more than 70 years. He died Saturday after his final radio broadcast.

Should Recorder of Deeds be Combined with Clerk’s Office?


Cook County voters will decide whether to eliminate the Recorder of Deed’s office in a binding referendum. We hear from both sides of this contentious debate.