Stories by Lindsay Prossnitz

Day 2 of Springfield Veto Session

Illinois Public Radio and WUIS Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky has the latest news from day two of the Springfield veto session.

CPS Announces Five-Year Moratorium

Chicago Public Schools announced a five-year moratorium on school closings starting next fall. In exchange for the moratorium, CPS has requested an extension on announcing school closings from the Illinois General Assembly.

Weekend Events Around Town: 11/22 - 11/25

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

A rousing musical based on a James Joyce story? Chicago Sun-Times Theater Critic Hedy Weiss reviews The Dead, along with Sister Act, and a long-running Chicago favorite.

Comedian Jeff Garlin Returns to Steppenwolf

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin joins us -- and brings along his mother. It's an interview you won't want to miss.

Weekend Events Around Town: 11/16 - 11/18

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Obama Pop

New Art Exhibit Portrays President Through Multiple Archetypes

President Obama as you've never seen him. Chicago artist Rick Valicenti created 50 digital portraits of the president, representing the many archetypes embodied by the Commander-in-Chief. 

Weekend Events Around Town: 11/9 - 11/11

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Cigar Box Guitar Enthusiasts Aren’t Just Blowing Smoke

We meet two local guitar players who make their instruments out of cigar boxes.

Judicial Elections

Chances are you're not familiar with the dozens of judges on the ballot this year. We break down your choices.

Weekend Events Around Town: 11/2 - 11/4

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SOFA Chicago

Sculpture, Objects, and Functional Art Design Fair

Art and design reign supreme at the SOFA Art Fair.  We have an advance look at what you can expect to see.

Joan Mitchell

The life and work of a tough Chicago artist. We take a closer look at the painter Joan Mitchell, who expressed herself strongly during a macho era of American art.

Weekend Events Around Town: 10/26 - 10/28

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11th District Cheat Sheet

Congresswoman Judy Biggert and challenger Bill Foster are neck and neck in a race for the 11th District. The newly redrawn district includes areas of Aurora and Joliet likely to vote Democrat. We break down some of the key issues at the forefront of tonight's 11th District forum.

10th District Cheat Sheet

Congressman Robert Dold and challenger Brad Schneider are in a heated race for the newly redrawn 10th District. This toss-up district is one of several key races under national scrutiny, which could determine whether or not Democrats regain control of the House next year. We break down some of the key issues at the forefront of tonight's 10th District forum.

Poetry Magazine Turns 100 Years Old

The Chicago-based Poetry magazine celebrates 100 years. We talk with the editors about the magazine, which has arguably become one of the most powerful forces in the world of poetry.

Weekend Events Around Town: 10/19 - 10/21

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8th District Cheat Sheet

Congressman Joe Walsh and opponent Tammy Duckworth face-off in one of the most highly contested congressional races in the country. We break down some of the key issues at the forefront of tonight's 8th District forum.

Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

World's Most Powerful Camera, Giant Viruses, Vanishing Electronics, Faithful Coyotes and Nobel Prize Winners

Our science guy, Neil Shubin, explores Chicago’s connection to the winners of this year's Nobel Prize for chemistry, giant viruses, and more in this edition of Scientific Chicago.

"Kinky Boots" Playwright Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein joins us to talk about the new musical, Kinky Boots, which is currently getting a pre-Broadway run in Chicago.

Chicago Cultural Plan Unveiled

After months of meetings and planning, the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 was unveiled Monday. The new plan will serve as an initiative to develop an arts education plan for Chicago Public Schools and enhance Chicago's culture sector.

Weekend Events Around Town: 10/12- 10/14

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Legacy Walk

Public Tribute to LGBT History Makers Comes to North Halsted Street

Recognizing the contributions of gay people to history and culture is at the heart of a new outdoor museum on North Halsted Street. We take a walking tour.

Adolescent Depression

Depression affects 1 in 20 teens. How can adults identify the difference between normal teenage moods and a medical illness? The director of an adolescent depression program joins us to talk about prevention and treatment.