Susan Axelrod, wife of political power-broker and presidential advisor David Axelrod tells her family's story of combating epilepsy and their passion to find a cure.
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Christian Farr takes us to see the Field Museum's latest collection of ancient jewelry from the Middle East and learns how these very old pieces were able withstand the test of time.
We hear what you had to say about some of our recent stories when we read some of our viewer mail.
Gov. Quinn pitched his proposed budget today, which includes tax and fee increases. Are his plans the right direction for the state? Carol Marin sits down with a panel of fiscal experts for more on the governor's proposals.
The recession has brought down the financial markets and among the hardest hit investments have been hedge funds. What are they and why are they controversial? That is tonight's focus for our series, "The Bottom Line.
Six students from the Music Institute of Chicago are about to embark on the tour of a lifetime. Two of them join us to talk about the exciting trip and to perform live in our studio.
Before Chicago tackles big ideas, some civic planners say there are more pressing concerns, namely, education drop-out rates, crime-ridden neighborhoods, and gentrification. A sociologist and co-author of "The New Chicago" discusses the social challenges and demographic changes the region faces.
This week the Canadian National Railways started rolling its trains down the old Elgin, Joliet and Eastern tracks. Many communities will be impacted by the added train traffic. We hear the pros and cons of the deal from Barrington's village president, and the executive director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
Why is the draw bridge on the north branch of the Chicago River always in the upright position? Geoffrey Baer gives us the answer to that and other questions about Chicago history in tonight's edition of "Ask Geoffrey."
Looking to get a great workout and maybe meet that someone special at the same time? Laura Baginski of Time Out Chicago magazine tells us how you can do that when she presents her top picks for the weekend.
Closing arguments were given today in the political corruption trial of former Streets and Sanitation commissioner Al Sanchez. Elizabeth Brackett was in court today and has the details.
Activists threaten protests when the International Olympics Committee visits next month and Mayor Daley defends his top cop. Rich Samuels has the latest from City Hall.
Hedy Weiss reviews Chazz Palminteri's "A Bronx Tale," on stage now at the Oriental Theatre.
Tonight we kick off our Chicago Matters series with an exploration of the Chicago region and how it can thrive in a global era.
100 years ago, the Burnham Plan laid the foundation for so much of what Chicagoans value today. But who is planning for the next 100 years? Elizabeth Brackett's panelists offer their visions for Chicago's future.
Rich Samuels tells us why industry and environmentalists agree it is time to renew the infrastructure of the Illinois waterway system.