Stories by Eddie Arruza

Diabetes Education

A door-to-door diabetes education campaign in two of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods is resulting in some surprising finds and encouraging outcomes.

SuperAgers

Getting to be in your 80s and 90s and still having the mind of someone much younger is everyone's dream. But now researchers are looking into how so-called "SuperAgers" manage to do it. We take a look.

Chicago's Mother Cabrini Shrine Reopens

There were doubts that it would survive, but the shrine and chapel dedicated to Mother Frances Cabrini has been refurbished and reopened. Eddie Arruza takes us inside the restored sacred landmark in Lincoln Park.

High School Dropout Shares His Story

As Chicago Public Schools get back to business following the strike, many still face daunting challenges -- including a staggering dropout rate in some high schools. One recent dropout tells us why he felt he couldn't stay in school.

SuperAgers

Getting to be in your 80s and 90s and still having the mind of someone much younger is everyone's dream. But now researchers are looking into how so-called "SuperAgers" manage to do it. We take a look.

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Chicago's Tech Boom

What's happening in the city is a tech boom that has some seeing Chicago as the next Silicon Valley. Eddie Arruza reports on the young workforce and the businesses creating a high-tech hotbed downtown.

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The Battle over Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital

The battle lines have been drawn over Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital. Eddie Arruza reports on the fight between preservationists and the building's owner: Northwestern University.

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Tweeting Cab Driver

We meet the Chicago taxi driver who's become a Twitter celebrity as he tries to improve the image of cabbies.

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Chicago Explores Bus Rapid Transit

Jeffery Corridor Bus Rapid Transit

We talk with CTA president Forrest Claypool about how the transit agency will benefit from Mayor Emanuel's infrastructure announcement, and then we continue our look at Bus Rapid Transit in Mexico City and how Chicago will try its own BRT pilot program.

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Mexico City’s Bus Rapid Transit System

Metrobús

We take a look at the Bus Rapid Transit system in Mexico City, which some Chicago transportation officials say could serve as a model for the Windy City.

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